Hundreds of people of all ages including Cambodians and expats living in Cambodia showed up last Saturday evening at the “Street Fiesta”, a Spanish-inspired party, organized by Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh as a celebration to inaugurate Urban Village Community’s Retail Street.
Fiesta is a Spanish word famously known in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries mostly in Latin America as a public celebration with different types of entertainment and activities. Every year, these street parties attract hundreds of thousands of people including locals and tourists from all over the world to enjoy together and as at the time to learn different cultures as well.
The Retail Street is located inside Factory Phnom Penh, the largest Creative Hub in Southeast Asia. Adjacent to Urban Vill, The Retail Street consists of unique shops, businesses and facilities, from sportswear, fashion design, furniture, restaurants, brewery to Cambodia’s first trampoline park and more.
When asked why a Spanish-inspired party, Ms. Catherine Chan, Founder and Executive Director of Urban Village said, “Urban Village is an international and most vibrant community. We strive to bring the world’s famous celebrations and activities for our residents both at Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh to enjoy and experience. This is a great opportunity. While we welcome the addition of Retail Street to our community, at the same time we all can have a great time together and experience different cultures.”
“At Urban Village, we focus on the next generation of young Cambodians. We are working really hard to build a community where they all can grow up with international exposure. Therefore, it is really important for them to expose themselves to and learn about new cultures at a very young age” Ms Catherine added.
“We have designed Urban Village with an aim to put the interests and experiences of our residents first. Therefore, having Retail Street is really important for us as we want to make sure our residents can get all their everyday needs within walking distance in our community,” she continued.
Visitors to the Street Fiesta especially families with kids had spent the best weekend together with a lot of fun activities and performances organized for both adults and kids to enjoy including Cambodian blessing dance, face painting, live painting, magic show, fashion show, bouncy castle, ring toss, henna art, photo booth, balloons darts, games, playing with pets and live music.