Residents of Phnom Penh’s White Building began moving their belongings to new locations yesterday, as others dug in and said they had no intention of leaving their homes.
Packing up her possessions in a first-floor unit, 69-year-old In Saream recalled happy memories of 30 years in the property.
She said she had always enjoyed good communication with her neighbours and loved the sense of community.
“Frankly speaking, we are sad about what is happening to this building. My children are grown up and I don’t have any grandchildren. We residents would always go downstairs and sit together,” she said.