Tuk tuk is one of the best and most used transportation in Cambodia for tourist according to “Movetocambodia.com.” You don’t need to search for vehicles to go somewhere but the tuk-tuk will come and find you. You can move from block to block, town to town and even from one province to another the tuk-tuk driver is willing to take you there. But why there nearly no women being a tuk-tuk driver? And what are the effects on the economic of excluding women from driving tuk-tuk?
If tourists come and visit in Cambodia they can only see men tuk-tuk driver, men tour guide, men taxi driver and men pilot. One of the reasons women are excluded from those jobs because of environment and society. You can see tuk-tuk everywhere but it is extremely rare to see women driver because if women drive tuk-tuk they will be judged harshly. As a 10 years experienced tuk tuk driver Sophal said that “He never heard of any women tuk tuk driver.” And another tuk tuk driver also mentioned that “women are not brave enough and scare to do their work but some women that he knows and work as a tuk tuk driver are the women who experienced violent and harassed by their husband so they have no choice then work as tuk tuk driver.” And this clearly show that there are very few women in Cambodia that drive tuk tuk compared to men.
Many types of research show that by including women into driving transportation including tuk tuk and allow women to take a position in the tourism industry will have a big impact on the economic. Washintonpost.com had clearly mentioned that “by allowing the entire country to drive could have a major economic effect.” This encourages particular economic areas to include women to be a driver or tuk tuk driver will help economic of any particular country including Cambodia.
As a developing country and also as a tourist country including both gender are very important. Also if we allow women to drive tuk tuk the tourist have a higher chance of being more sanctified and more cheerful than men because “Women tend to be warmer and friendlier than men.”
“Closing gender gaps in the labor market would raise GDP in the United States by 5 percent, in the United Arab Emirates by 12 percent, and in Egypt by 34 percent.” So how about Cambodia? Encourage women to drive to improve Cambodia.
Ads and what it communicate exploration started in December 2017. In this class we learn how to abstract what information that the ads say and how to add information into ads. We went through many ads and try to understanding what they trying to say and how do the ads display information. We learn about the color, typography and many more things to see what is the affect of each style. We learned how the history of ads changed and how it affect to viewer and customer expression. At the end of exploration we have to display the ads that my team made to everyone that come to our Sharation. And the ads that we display are LGBTQ, what is Sharation and also we portray all the work that we did in the exploration.
In this exploration, I have an opportunity to be a bike tour guide where we tour tourist to see the countryside lifestyle that only located around two kilometers away from Phnom Penh. We divided our exploration into three group, marketing, tour guide and business plan, and in the team, we have different goals to accomplish. Tour guide is my group and our two big goals are to create tour stops and research information about the stop for the bike tour guide to share the knowledge of Cambodia to the others. The second one is to create a tour guide cause for anyone in our school that want to become a tour guide to learn and become a formal tour guide. In the exploration, we found 12 stops and its information. We did some research and interview to get the best information for each stop and the route. The route for the whole tour is 22 kilometers and it takes about 5 hours to finish the tour with the stops, riding a bike, enjoying some food and snack and crossing the ferry. I earn very valuable knowledge from this exploration because I get to learn how to be a confident person, problem-solving and also learn how to run a successful business. The good news is that we have 11 customers in our official launch and as a tour guide I earn around $20 on my first official tour.
It was wonderful. And it was my first time to play Frisbee on a beach. And it was gracious time because our school had a Christmas break. 13 students from Liger and about 40 others participated in the event. He slept in the tents on a beach and we stayed in Kep for two days. We went on a bus and we arrived in Kep at around 1:00 PM. Our first day we played frisbee from 3:00 until around 9:30 after playing we need to find our own dinner and we ate fried ducks with rice. We stayed until 1:00 AM but we don’t feel tired because we were chatting and playing card. The morning was waiting and the tide of the sea raised about one meter it messed some tents but luckily not our. He found ourself food and at 8:00 AM we start to play. And the event end at around 11:00 AM and it time for us to go back to where we came from. It was really fun playing frisbee with friends and also finding new friends on the beach at the same time I had a lot of challenges like running on sand, the sand too hot, playing a really long time and you need to get yourself fed before you play frisbee. And if I have a chance I would love to be a part of this event again. again.