It is hard to find accommodation for a new migrants. Sometimes they sleep where they work.
Farmers migrate to work in BoengTunpun, a lake in Phnom Penh. Better quality education for their next generation pushes them to abandon their homeland to work in the capital city.
A glance from a factory worker through a window welded with fences. There is also security guarding the front gate to prevent any factory workers from escaping.
At 6pm every night, thousands of factory workers flood the entrance of the factory village.
An old farmer works under the scorching sun in a village in Takeo province, 2 hours from Phnom Penh. His three sons work in the capital city.
Most farming practices in Cambodia remain traditional. Input of machinary is not rare but it is expensive to rural farmers. Some of them only borrow the machines during harvest seasons.
This woman looks out the window and waits for her son everyday to come home. Other than that, she works for the whole day in the field for money. University tuition fee is always a financial burden to a farmer’s family.
Ricci P.H. Yue*
In the Far East, Cambodians are enjoying their fastest rate of urbanisation in history. The end of decades of civil war led to rapid economic growth, and this force began to pull villagers to the capital city, Phnom Penh. The life of a farmer is not easy. Poverty drives them away from the rural areas and the neon lights of city attract these farmers to migrate to the city.