I am a British writer who was born in India, grew up in Bahrain, studied journalism in South Africa, lived in the USA, worked in Mexico and Turkey and lived for three years in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with my husband where we write and volunteer for NGOs. My book about living in Cambodia is on Amazon.
I have lived in Cambodia for three years and never heard of anyone who has caught malaria (or anyone who knows anyone who has caught it). We have had dozens of guests visiting us and we always advise them not to take malaria meds as there is no risk of catching the disease in most parts of the country (the one guest who did take them found the meds made him sick so stopped taking them). While doctors and websites may instil fear into visitors and insist they protect themselves, there is really no reason to take medication for malaria unless you are living in a remote part of the country (in the rainy season). about 6 years ago
I stayed at the Hotel De La Paix which was exquisite in every way. It's expensive but one of the loveliest places I've experienced and is located within walking distance to everything (such as the night market, Pub Street and much more). over 7 years ago
My husband and I lived in Phnom Penh for three years and I've always found the best resource to be the Cambodian Parents' Network Yahoo group. It's not just for parents as it's a resource that goes out to more than 4,000 expats living in Cambodia who share ideas, jobs, places for rent/sale, and many more useful tips about being in the country. Check it out (and join) here: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/cambodiaparentnetwork/info almost 5 years ago