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I am moving to a bigger apartment and I need a sofa, which I'd like to find somewhere other than at the flashy showrooms on Monivong below Sihanouk. Basically I'm imagining a little district similar to Sotheros and Mao Tse Tung, but for upholstered furniture instead of wood? Any ideas will be apreciated.
A big fancy sofa can look good in your apartment, but I have found that they are not at all that practical here in a hot climate . If you have aircon on all day , maybe OK , but if not the vinyl makes you sweat when you sit on them. Only advantage is they are easy to clean. I myself prefer the typical cane ones with a covering like a blanket thrown over it. Makes them also easy to clean.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
Along St.271 South of the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital there are several shops that manufacture sofas and chairs, you can give them pictures/designs and choose your own fabrics, inexpensive.
Sofa Cambodia on 271, location 11.552190100602, 104.88789349794 , has some really nice couches, and can make to your design.
Phnom Penh Home Furniture has some decent, inexpensive sofas. Phone# 012923 266/ 087 888 622/ 070 666 124. Location 11°34'16.6"N 104°53'17.1"E
Ashley Furniture Homestore currently has a great promotion, buy a 3 + 2 Sofa set for $2128 and receive a bedroom suite package for free (1x bed, 1x dresser with mirror, 1x night stand). The furniture in this store is actually really good quality and similar design stuff like you'd find at home. Highly recommended.
Or, if your into rattan furniture, papsans and mamasans can be found on the corner of MTT and Norodom, or St.488 opposite Super Duper.
That's just a few places...get out and about, ask your tuk-tuk drivers...they know.