Every Saturday and Sunday from 4pm until 9pm, the lot next to the Shinta Mani hotel in Siem Reap plays host to the “Made in Cambodia” street market with all manner of local designers, crafts people and NGO’s taking stalls to showcase their products.
Made in Cambodia is certainly a social event, in addition to being able to purchase drinks from a small onsite bar, you can also swig on free samples of locally made rum or Sombai rice spirit as you peruse the craft stalls or watch one of the many local performers and musicians there to entertain the crowds.
Stalls include “Ammo” a collaboration between British jewellery designer Madeline Green and Saomao social enterprise where they teach people to turn the many bullets still found littering the Cambodian countryside into beautiful pieces of contemporary jewellery, as well as companies like Angkor Bath and Body who sell locally produced soaps made from coconut oil and coconut milk. In addition to this, young local artists are also given the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience then they might usually have access to.
Whether you are a tourist looking for local souvenirs to take back as gifts for family and friends or a resident of Siem Reap looking to add a splash of local colour to your wardrobe or rented house, Made in Cambodia is sure to have something on offer that will catch your eye.
Every Saturday and Sunday 4pm-9pm
Next to Shinta Mani Hotel, French Quartier between The Royal Gardens and the Old Market Area.