Tonle Bassac (commune)

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Tonle Bassac (Khmer : សង្កាត់ទន្លេបាសាក់) is a sangkat (commune) of Chamkar Mon District in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Lying beside the Bassac River, the area has become a hub of development projects in the last two years, drawing comparisons with Marina Bay, Singapore. [1] [2]

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Geography

The area extends from the banks of the Bassac River in the east, to National Highway One in the south, across to Monivong Boulevard in the west, and Samdach Preah Sihanouk Boulevard in the north. The area is home to the Phsar Kapko market and various cultural boutiques and modern restaurants. [3]

Planned developments

Education

iCan British International School is in Tonle Bassac commune. [5]

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References

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  2. Ratana, Uong (2 November 2017). "Apartments and condos battle for potential customers". Phnompenhpost.com. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
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  4. "Start on twin towers project delayed but still going ahead - Khmer Times". Khmertimeskh.com. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  5. "Home". iCan British International School. Retrieved 2020-05-16. - mentioned on a list of schools by the U.S. State Department