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Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

Publication date 18 May 2018 | 10:10 | ICT

Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program.



  • A strata-titled office inside TK Royal One is ready for for its first owner and tenant to move in.

    Strong demand for first strata titled office projects

    Publication date 27 April 2018 | 07:02 | ICT

    2018 will be a landmark year for strata office space, with Cambodia’s first strata-titled office units set to open in May and about 112,000 square metres to be delivered by the end of next year.

  • Synergies in art and architecture

    Publication date 27 April 2018 | 07:06 | ICT

    Artist slash architect Thang Sothea says an understanding of architecture helps him to craft artwork that can enhance the aesthetic value of the spaces they occupy.

  • A screenshot of a promotional video depicting Borey Peng Houth Group’s mixed-use development south of the capital.

    Leading housing developer mulls first skyscraper

    Publication date 27 April 2018 | 07:08 | ICT

    Is Cambodia’s most famous borey developer venturing into skyscrapers and commercial office space?

  • Places & spaces: An exclusive oasis in Siem Reap

    Publication date 13 April 2018 | 17:59 | ICT

    Hidden within its own private tropical garden, Villa Ni Say is a small but stunning estate in Siem Reap that offers guests luxury accommodation and an air of exclusivity.

  • Sok Muygech photographed this week.

    Who’s Who: Sok Muygech is pushing the boundaries of sustainable architecture

    Publication date 13 April 2018 | 16:22 | ICT

    It’s just after two in the afternoon and Sok Muygech, director of BMK Architects, is discussing the details of a new interior design project with her six employees at the company’s office in BKK1.

  • The yellow-painted Vanda Tower is a recent addition to the capital’s supply of Grade B office space.

    Vanda Tower adds to capital’s supply of budget office space

    Publication date 13 April 2018 | 16:10 | ICT

    The first tenants have begun moving into Vanda Tower, a new 11-storey office building with a distinctly yellow paint job in the capital’s central 7 Makara district that recognises the city’s demand for highly affordable Grade B offi

  • An artist’s rendering of residential towers to be built during the first phase of Arakawa’s affordable-housing project in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Photo supplied

    Slow progress on affordable housing

    Publication date 13 April 2018 | 07:04 | ICT

    An affordable- housing initiative announced by the government last year aims at providing tens of thousands of new homes to limited-income families, but the plan has received a cool response from the private developers it wa

  • Rising incomes and increased commercial activity in Battambang are driving the local residential market.

    Boreys find fertile ground for growth in Battambang

    Publication date 13 April 2018 | 07:05 | ICT

    Phou Puy is a towering figure in Battambang province. A prominent businessman, he heads the provincial chamber of commerce, operates some of the country’s biggest rice mills, and chairs the firm behind the rice paddy bank.

  • Work is nearing completion on Villa Town, a residential project south of Phnom Penh.

    Capital looks to the south for new developments

    Publication date 09 April 2018 | 10:46 | ICT

    The late Vann Molyvann, the doyen of modern Khmer architecture, once mused that the urban expansion of Phnom Penh should head south as that side of the city has the most favourable topography and is not prone to seasonal flooding.

  • Places & spaces: Escape Villa is across the river but a world away

    Publication date 09 April 2018 | 10:46 | ICT

    An oasis of serenity, Escape Villa is a traditional Khmer two-storey wooden house that has been kitted up as a modern luxury getaway villa.