Chinese girly bar on street 136

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Chinese girly bar on street 136

Post by newkidontheblock » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:12 am

Walked down street 136 last night on the way to riverside and Paddy Rice. Never made it to either, unfortunately. Around Ostro and the row of girl bars, spied a girly bar with signage completely in Chinese. Not a word of English or Khmer. Smack right in the middle of the girly bars.

Belt and Road has arrived at the heart of the expat land.

Felt kinda sad that the most visible sign of expat influence is changing.
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Re: Chinese girly bar on street 136

Post by JaceMon » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:36 am

It was a legal requirement to have Khmer on sinage, wasn't it? Has that changed?
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Re: Chinese girly bar on street 136

Post by mossie » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:04 am

Nevermind the sign, how were the girls?
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Re: Chinese girly bar on street 136

Post by Brody » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:12 am

JaceMon wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:36 am
It was a legal requirement to have Khmer on sinage, wasn't it? Has that changed?
That's true and the most recent proclamation is that the Khmer language must have top billing with any other languages to be placed below it.
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Re: Chinese girly bar on street 136

Post by Deefer » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:23 am

Having just Chinese on the signage smacks of "Chinese patrons Only". Either a deliberate move by the owner(s) or a dumb one. Possibly both?
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Re: Chinese girly bar on street 136

Post by John Bingham » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:27 am

It's been the case for as long as I can remember that the Khmer script has to be on top and be noticeably bigger than the lower foreign text. There are plenty of exceptions, Brown Coffee, Burger King etc. I believe these companies have to pay a large "signage tax".
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Re: Chinese girly bar on street 136

Post by Brody » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:40 am

Ok, I guess the Jan. 2018 article I read was more specifically for construction project sites.
The Khmer text on the signage must appear above any translation into foreign languages, and must be at least twice the size of the translated text.
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-prop ... ct-signage
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Re: Chinese girly bar on street 136

Post by clutchcargo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:24 pm

It had to happen eventually.. Seeing a lot more colonial masters in the hostess bars now. In time it may turn out like Angeles City and the koreans..
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Re: Chinese girly bar on street 136

Post by sc63w » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:53 pm

Just learn a bit of Chinese, my friends. Chinese is a fun language. :)
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Re: Chinese girly bar on street 136

Post by ego bibere nimis » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:47 am

If you are referring to the bar on the left hand side as you head towards the river, thats Tiger bar. Got new signage a long time ago. It's in english with small Chinese script beneath. Hardly a 'Chinese only' bar. Why do folks put 'pen to paper' so to speak and create posts without any form of thought?
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