August 12 2009 – Santuk Silk Farm

15 08 2009

Now in Kompong Thom at the Santuk Silk Farm among other locales.

Run by Bud Gibbons, an American expat and his Khmer wife Nevin, the Santuk Silk Farm has been open since 2006. They are quite popular with tourists transiting through Kompong Thom.
I didn’t get a chance to meet Bud as he was in Phnom Penh but got a great tour from Nevin as she showed me the inner workings of their farm.

Santuk Silk Farm

Santuk Silk Farm





Group 78

10 07 2009
A resident of Group 78 takes apart the tin roof of his house.

A resident of Group 78 takes apart the tin roof of his house.

Group 78 is a community living on the Bassac riverfront that has been facing eviction since May of last year. It is looking like the evictions will begin sometime next week.
Some of the families have taken payments and have started moving their belonging out of the area but the majority will probably stay to be forcibly removed.

For more information about the evictions, click on the link below:
http://www.apyouth.net/?p=627

Residents of Group 78 move their houses

Residents of Group 78 move their houses

Discarded wood lays on top of coconut husks in Group 78

Discarded wood lays on top of coconut husks in Group 78