Santuk Silks

The Santuk Silks Farm is located in Santuk village. Coming from Phnom Penh, it is after the second junction Kompong Thom – Kompong Cham. I took about 30 minutes from the Kuhean Nokor Temple and it is about 20 minutes to Kompong Thom downtown. This is one of those special and orginal places to see in Cambodia.

The farm is a creation of Bud Gibbons and his wife Nevin. Bud is a great host. He is from US and has been in Cambodia since 1994! (I am always proud to say that I am here since 1991!) There are a lot stories to listen from a man like Bud and he is willing to share with you. We took a nice Cambodian lunch with him and he was telling about his experience in providing a place like a silk farm from a group of Cambodian farmers.

We were discussing about the role of NGOs and private initiatives in creating jobs. We were agree that the second one gives some advantages. Many NGOs are to proud to announce that they have created several schools in a country like Cambodia, but… what about the sustanibility?

The place is clean and you get a great pedagogical view of how silk is produced. Bud showed us the process and we stared at the silent work of some young women and ladies at the wave. We got some scurves and I am willing to finish the edition of the video to share the descriptive explanations of Bud.


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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (

One response to “Santuk Silks”

  1. Katie Rutherford says :

    looking good bud david

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