Koh Rong Samloem

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Koh Rong Samloem

Post by giblet » Fri May 30, 2014 7:07 pm

There's a lot of debate on the name and spelling of Koh Rong Samloem. On the Paradise Bungalows blog (scroll down), they make the case that the spelling should be Koh Rong Sanloem. Google has it as Koh Rong Sanlem. All of the guidebooks list it as Koh Rong Samloem, so even if Sanloem is correct, it's probably going to be stuck as Samloem. What do you think?
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Re: Koh Rong Samloem

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Fri May 30, 2014 8:57 pm

Yeah it's supposed to be sanloem, but I won't lose any sleep over it. Besides contacting the guidebooks I don't see what can be done. Weird that they're getting names wrong though.
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Re: Koh Rong Samloem

Post by CharlieHarpersBar » Fri May 30, 2014 11:15 pm

Well, just being over the water from it, I've always heard it referred to as Koh Rong Samloam.

Just checked google maps though and they have Koh Rong Sanloam, Koh Rong Samoloem, and Koh Rong Sanlem at three different levels of zoom!?
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Re: Koh Rong Samloem

Post by giblet » Sat May 31, 2014 10:34 am

In the guidebooks:

Canby - Koh Rong Samloem
Lonely Planet - Koh Rong Samloem
Moon - Koh Rong Samloen
Footprint - Koh Rong Salaam
Frommer's - Koh Rong Sam Leuem
Rough Guide - Koh Rong Samlem
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Re: Koh Rong Samloem

Post by CharlieHarpersBar » Sat May 31, 2014 10:37 am

Mind you, I've seen many different spellings of Ochheuteal on the road signs directing you there!
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Re: Koh Rong Samloem

Post by JBTrain » Sat May 31, 2014 10:44 am

OrangeDragon wrote:Tell us a little about yourself.

I've been living here 2 years, am married to a wonderful Khmer woman (who is one of the best cooks I know... western or asian food), work online for companies in the US doing software and web design with a small side business here of setting off professional firework displays, like long walks on the beach (holding Cambod's hand optional) and watching the sunset over a large glass of mojito.
There is no wrong in Anglicized Khmer. Look at highway signs or other government funded projects and you'll see myriad spellings for the same place. There is no official bible, it's not the BBC.
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Post by Jaap N. » Sat May 31, 2014 10:49 am

CharlieHarpersBar wrote:Mind you, I've seen many different spellings of Ochheuteal on the road signs directing you there!
I've been wondering about that name, 'Ochheuteal'. What does it mean?
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Re: Koh Rong Samloem

Post by CharlieHarpersBar » Sat May 31, 2014 10:57 am

Jaap N. wrote:I've been wondering about that name, 'Ochheuteal'. What does it mean?
"Cheap Charlie beer drinkers by day, drugged up smelly backpackers by night"
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Re: Koh Rong Samloem

Post by Jaap N. » Sat May 31, 2014 10:59 am

CharlieHarpersBar wrote:
Jaap N. wrote:I've been wondering about that name, 'Ochheuteal'. What does it mean?
"Cheap Charlie beer drinkers by day, drugged up smelly backpackers by night"
Ah, ok, thanks for clarifying that! :D
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Re: Koh Rong Samloem

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Jaap N. wrote:
CharlieHarpersBar wrote:Mind you, I've seen many different spellings of Ochheuteal on the road signs directing you there!
I've been wondering about that name, 'Ochheuteal'. What does it mean?
Not sure about the 'O', but the chheauteal refers to the Tiel tree.

Chheau = tree

"Dipterocarpus alatus
Dipterocarpus alatus is a tropical forest tree, of dense evergreen or mixed dense forests, common in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam."

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