05 February, 2011

Selling Petrol in Plastic Bottle

Selling Petrol along the road from Siem Reap to Battambang

When you travel between major cities in Cambodia, you will hardly find proper petrol station along the road. Usually, petrol or diesels are sold in a bottle like containers as shown above. The sight of a stall selling petrol in plastic bottles is a normal appearance in Cambodia. They might have reasons for selling petrol in such manner because to build proper petrol station might be too expensive to them.

If you wanted to travel long distances in Cambodia, make sure you fill up your tank or bring extra container of petrol in your car because you will never know whether you will be able to find any bottles filled with petrol along the way in case you really needed it.
However, if your travel from Kota Semarahan to Sadong Jaya, you will notice the similarity as shown in the picture below where petrol are sold in bottle like containers due to similar reason i.e. you will hardly find proper petrol station along the way. One of the reasons for not having the petrol station along the way is because the road linking the two areas is only recently completed and it will take some time for anybody who wanted to venture into the business to set up the proper petrol station along the way.



Aishah said...

At least they recycle and try to maximise their resources. I just hope the fuel is not mistaken for drinks.

Wan Hashim said...

Aishah, I also hope the same thing did not happen. But so far no news yet it ever happen.

Stephen Baird said...

very cool photo. great catch.
nikonsniper steve

Wan Hashim said...

Thanks Steve for your compliment.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

That surely brings back memories of our visit to Siem Reap. Yes, fuel , all bottled and ready for sale.