Driving on our way back home today, we took a turn into a smaller back road in Tuol Sangke commune (Russei Keo district) where a lot of garment factories are located. We passed by Psah Tuoch (small market) and looking up these familiar sights greet me every time – electric posts (EDC sub-station is just close by) that look like scare-crows and messy and tangled electric wires. I’ve seen worse than this in some parts of the city (and other Asian cities I’ve been t,o, especially in Manila) and you can only imagine how the electricians work on them!
I remember one of the instances when my husband and I sat in the veranda of our old apartment overlooking the road in Street 63. We witnessed how a rat the size of an adult cat run along electric wires, from our neighbour’s to the apartment across the road – que horror! These wires have become their private super-highways to wherever they wish to go.