FCC refurbishment

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fax wrote: Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:53 pm One and a half year
18 months for a refurb?
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Doc67 wrote: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:50 am 18 months for a refurb?
They’re doing the front and the back at the same time including the kitchen and 6 attached apartments.

I think the risk is high they will be Chinesed before completion but they own the building so we will see.
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Doc67 wrote: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:50 am 18 months for a refurb?
They're also finally sprucing up the colonial building at the back, facing Sothearos Blvd., which was bought 8 years or longer ago by the then owners of FCC.

Good to see that at least some historical spots in Phnom Penh are preserved.
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I liked their happy hour. 2 cocktails for five bucks, was quite buzzed a few times there.
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frizzie77 wrote: Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:03 am
Doc67 wrote: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:50 am 18 months for a refurb?
They're also finally sprucing up the colonial building at the back, facing Sothearos Blvd., which was bought 8 years or longer ago by the then owners of FCC.

Good to see that at least some historical spots in Phnom Penh are preserved.
Around 2009 I walked right into that building to get some shots of it.......pretty cool looking place.

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^^^^^^^^^

Nice pics there.

A couple of night ones from the concert for Channthy last year..

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Anyone know the history of the place?
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You can see @Spigzy drinking a beer* at the "nightclub bar" in that mansion in the German film Same Same, But Different.

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Spigzy wrote: Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:54 pm You can see @Spigzy drinking a beer* at the "nightclub bar" in that mansion in the German film Same Same, But Different.
Don't go crying foul when I post a screenshot for everyone to enjoy......
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decade ago they used to sometimes hold photo shows in the building behind the fcc.
its a really cool place, always liked wandering in

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The Mansion FCC – owned by FCC since 2009 – is evidence of the capital’s pre-war glory. Built in 1910 by a wealthy Cambodian trader, the building has an intriguing history. The Vietnamese Army set up camp there after the fall of the Khmer Rouge and it was the Municipal Police Office headquarters for 11 years before being left to decay. In 2009, FCC snapped it up and have used the atmospheric crumbling building and its grounds to host concerts and various events.
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