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In Review: Canon Sole Distributor in Cambodia

In Review: Canon Sole Distributor in Cambodia

Canon Singapore Pte., Ltd. signed a contract on Aug. 17 with the Royal Cambodia

Co., Ltd. of Phnom Penh to establish Royal Cambodia as its sole distributor for Canon

products in Cambodia. Royal Cambodia is focusing primarily on sales of Canon copiers,

including the full range of desktop models up to heavy-duty machines. A service department

has also been set up which will offer copier repair and maintenance for both those

machines sold by Royal Cambodia and for clients with Canon equipment purchased elsewhere.

Royal Cambodia also carries Canon copier supplies including toner and paper. In addition

to Canon copiers, the firm now carries Canon cameras, video equipment and fax machines.

Royal Cambodia is located at 246 Achar Mean Blvd., Phnom Penh.

Ice Cold Beer

The San Mig Pub officially opened its doors on Aug. 9. Under a franchise from

the San Mig Pub in Manila, the pub is staffed by a crew of six Filipinos and Khmers.

A four-man Khmer combo provides nightly entertainment. Finger food and other snacks

will be available shortly. The management is also developing an outdoor garden.

Commenting on the speciality of the house, partner Raphael Caballero said, "The

San Mig beer is always served ice cold. And to keep it that way we provide chilled

mugs for the men and chilled glasses for the women."

The pub is located at House #50, St. 178, Phnom Penh.

Chrysler Jeeps Back in Town

Jeep Cambodia, a three-way partnership between Chrysler Corp. of the U.S.A., Beijing

Jeep Cherokee, and R.M. Asia Co., Ltd., opened its parts and service center on Aug.

13. The lead partner, R.M. Asia, is also the sales agent for Chrysler jeeps, which

are assembled in China with all parts made in the U.S.A.

Currently 41 jeeps are in country, 38 of which have already been sold. Jeep Cambodia

will recognize warranties, and has in stock the necessary spare parts for required

maintenance and service.

Delivery on new jeeps, which are unloaded at either Phnom Penh or Kompong Som port,

can be made in 10 to 21 days. Colors currently available are grey, silver or red,

with blue, brown and white in stock in the near future. Jeep Cambodia's service center

is located at the corner of streets 289 and 592, just down the street from the Ambassador

Hotel.

Bank Branches Out

The Agricultural and Commercial Bank of Cambodia, Ltd. opens its first branch in

Phnom Penh on Sept. 3, 1992. Located at 162 Achar Hemcheay Blvd., the branch is the

first of ten planned for Phnom Penh. The bank also plans to open eight to ten branches

in major cities throughout the country over the next 24 months.

With 37 staff on board so far, the bank offers deposits in riels, baht, and U.S.

dollars. Checks are also being printed for those customers interested in riel or

U.S. dollar checking accounts.

The Agriculture & Commercial Bank of Cambodia is the only privately owned bank

in Cambodia. Its main office, which opened on July 9, is located at No. 49, St. 214,

Phnom Penh.

A Gecko Grand Opening

August 22 saw the grand opening of the Gecko Club on the premises of what used to

be the Cafe de Paris from 1967-74. Under the able management of Mark Blake and Ali

Hayward, the newly-renovated establishment plans initially to offer a variety of

Italian food, roast lamb on Sundays, deep-fried brie, and other assorted delights.

The Club is located at the corner of streets 61 and 114. You can't miss it-a six-foot

gecko with beer mug in hand stands ready out front to welcome one and all.

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