The Skate Shop opens in Phnom Penh

Skateboarders no longer have to look abroad for top quality gear, with the arrival of The Skate Shop in Phnom Penh. The store sells international standard skateboards, shoes and clothing, provides repairs and serves as a hub for enthusiasts to watch the latest footage from around the world. Owner Sam James, a former competitive skateboarder and a professional photographer, says that a skate shop is not just a business. “I’m a firm believer that skateboarding should belong to skaters,” he adds. James says that The Skate Shop was designed with skaters in mind and will help to support and promote emerging talent in Cambodia.

 9 Street 7, opposite Wat Botum park, Phnom Penh. Open daily 10am to 6pm. Tel: 077 472 550