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
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,
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.