Life in Cambodia is lived more in public than it is back home.
In New Zealand people usually get up, drive to work, drive home, and then shut the door on the rest of the world.
Here, the people really are more sociable. And not only do they know their neighbours they know everyone on the street.
Here, on Phnom Penh’s river-front it is early in the morning but the area is full of small groups gossiping and exercising together. I suspect that the four woman above have been meeting like this for years.