Koh Kong, Cambodia Overlooking the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Koh Kong town in the background across the estuary. Photograph by Jason Horlings. A post-interview photograph with a young women who works at a factory. This household had four children (no parents), and three of them were working at the factory. Multiple young adults working at the factories from the same household is very common. LT-RT: interviewee, Horlings, Sina Thor (research assistant). Photograph by Jason Horlings. The young women on my left is assistant supervisor at a factory and lives in Bak Khlang, a fishing village near Koh Kong town and the factory. She was keen to share about her job and the impact on her life and the life of her household. Interestingly, she has a grade three education and never thought she could get a job at the factory. She is a widow with two children who sees many benefits of working at the factory. Photograph by Jason Horlings. Views around the Bak Khlang community. This community has around 800 factory workers, almost all young women between 18 and 28. It is a huge change for a community that used to have few local livelihood alternatives besides fishing. Photograph by Jason Horlings. The “sea wall” close to Bak Khlang. A recent climate change field trip by the Cambodian government cites this as best-practice climate change adaptation to rising sea levels and storm surges. The wall is crumbling however. Google Earth images and local people indicate that soil erosion is more likely related to mangrove and vegetation loss. Photograph by Jason Horlings. Koh Kong town. A mix of fisherfolk along the water, and apartments for business people and government workers. Photograph by Jason Horlings. Lots of these rental housing units are being built for workers. There are 1,000 to 2,000 new factory jobs opening up as a new factory is being built now. Photograph by Jason Horlings. Koh Kong may not be growing much because new jobs are being filled by migrant workers and locals that live with their families or rent a room, rather than those who build new houses. However, there is a lot of land for sale! Here land is advertised in a place where dirt is filling in a mangrove area on the edge of the city. Photograph by Jason Horlings. View from Koh Kong. Photograph by Jason Horlings.