Went Shopping in Olympic Market

All Around Cambodia, Living in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Shopping in Phnom Penh / Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Another living in Phnom Penh post. But I forgot to take photos coz I left the cam at home. But I promise, when I go back to Olympic Market I’ll be taking photos and will update this post. See, hubby and I have been on the ‘save as much as we can’ mood. We have a lot of expenses and a lot of them we could cut and a big part of the budget goes to groceries. We have a house construction in planning and a few travel dates so we want to save.

I remembered before when we first stayed here in Phnom Penh for a few months (2004) we used to frequent Olympic Market and buy wholesale. We got this tip from my sister-in-law. She has a grocery store and she knows a lot of wholesalers in Olympic Market and told us to buy direct from there and we could get big savings. True that! That time we used to buy a big can of milk for $17 in the supermarkets but in Olympic it was about $12. If we buy half-dozen we get to save about $40! And before you ask if they are for real, well they have the same supplier as with the supermarkets.

Now we asked ourselves since there are stuff we need in big quantities why don’t we do that again. So we went there this morning. Bought a box (12) of fresh milk and saved $5. We also bought stuff the kiddo likes eating – crackers, yogurt milk, etc. All items are cheaper by about $0.50 to $1 so if you buy more = big savings.

I’m feeling high actually. I love shopping like this. And though the place is not aircon, its actually spacious and well ventilated compared to other markets here. For sure I’ll be hopping there again. I wanna buy cleaning supplies, a weighing scale, kitchen stuff.

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