New deal in Sihanoukville

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Re: New deal in Sihanoukville

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taabarang wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:49 am seafood was fresh as were the girls.
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Re: New deal in Sihanoukville

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taabarang wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:49 am "why would they want to?
it was all drugs and dreadlocks
or the kind of sex tourists who found phnom penh too mainstream"

No, it was for anyone. A degree of tolerance was necessary, but there was no flooding or shit in the water. Reasonably priced rooms were readably available and the seafood was fresh as were the girls. I remember the latter two fondly. Hmmm....red snapper-my favorite dis.
It certainly wasn't for anyone. It was place for people like you and for the backpackers. Now the city at least has wider range of hotels and more entertainment (movies and shopping for example). As long as the the infra is fixed it actually might come a place for everybody (=families, couples, backpackers, single guys..) like Phuket or something similar.
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Re: New deal in Sihanoukville

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" Now the city at least has wider range of hotels and more entertainment (movies and shopping for example). As long as the the infra is fixed it actually might come a place for everybody (=families, couples, backpackers, single guys..) like Phuket or something similar."

If this is your idea of a place worth living in or visiting then you're welcome to it. I saw and enjoyed the sleepy coastal Sihanoukville that used to be. We obviously have different tastes. I have my memories, you're entitled to your dreams.
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Re: New deal in Sihanoukville

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taabarang wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:04 pm " Now the city at least has wider range of hotels and more entertainment (movies and shopping for example). As long as the the infra is fixed it actually might come a place for everybody (=families, couples, backpackers, single guys..) like Phuket or something similar."

If this is your idea of a place worth living in or visiting then you're welcome to it. I saw and enjoyed the sleepy coastal Sihanoukville that used to be. We obviously have different tastes. I have my memories, you're entitled to your dreams.
I didn't say what is my ideal place for living or visiting. I just said that it wasn't the place for everybody as you stated because majority of the people wants shopping, dining, better hotels and Sihanoukville didn't offer that before.
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Re: New deal in Sihanoukville

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Sihanoukville had great hotels/resorts 10 years ago, a few casinos for the gamblers and the hill for the old expats plus more than a few decent restaurants,
do agree, not much shopping
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Re: New deal in Sihanoukville

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I didn't say what is my ideal place for living or visiting. I just said that it wasn't the place for everybody as you stated because majority of the people wants shopping, dining, better hotels and Sihanoukville didn't offer that befor

Unlike you I don't know what the majority of the people wanted. I and my friends were not only happy but satisfied. I have my memories. Really some bourgeois activity like shopping never entered our minds nor did polling the populace to enquire about their level of satisfaction. Reply if you want, I consider the topic overcooked.
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Re: New deal in Sihanoukville

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rogerrabbit wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:39 pm
taabarang wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:49 am "why would they want to?
it was all drugs and dreadlocks
or the kind of sex tourists who found phnom penh too mainstream"

No, it was for anyone. A degree of tolerance was necessary, but there was no flooding or shit in the water. Reasonably priced rooms were readably available and the seafood was fresh as were the girls. I remember the latter two fondly. Hmmm....red snapper-my favorite dis.
It certainly wasn't for anyone. It was place for people like you and for the backpackers. Now the city at least has wider range of hotels and more entertainment (movies and shopping for example). As long as the the infra is fixed it actually might come a place for everybody (=families, couples, backpackers, single guys..) like Phuket or something similar.
Sounds like you have never visited the place, 'wide range of hotels and movies and shopping, WHERE??? they closed the 2 cinemas, hotels are all chinese casinos, shopping? go take a look you can not even eat fish on the beach anymore, all gone! there is nothing to do but sit in traffic then gamble!!!!!
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Re: New deal in Sihanoukville

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phuketrichard wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:43 am the big question than is
how do you draw back the barang expat business owners, investors and Barang tourists that the Chinese chased out??

Cant see the Khmers "lowering" the rents the Chinese were paying
Richard the rents prices have already dropped, did you even read the article?
Some greedy khmers will lose money, lots of empty buildings already
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Re: New deal in Sihanoukville

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Who goes to the beach for shopping? We used to shop for squid on a stick and cold ancher and fireworks in the season. It was an odd place, all that empty land, an ugly town but with nice spots tucked away. The beaches were often dirty in the wet season or if the wind blew from the wrong quarter but it was still magical
I remember Roddy and his brothel tours, chasing the dragon in brothels. The chicken farm and Blue Mountain. The pretty awful bars on Victory Hill, the big place that was like the Walkabou, the beach bars and Utopia when it was packed all night.
Teaching the kids to swim when they were terrified of waves back in 2008/09. Staying at the Hoo Ha with plates of horse tranquiluser on the bar. Going to visit the Happy Hippy. And in later years staying in luxury on Otres 2.
I spent some of the best times of my life there.
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Re: New deal in Sihanoukville

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adders28 wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:26 pm
rogerrabbit wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:39 pm
taabarang wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:49 am "why would they want to?
it was all drugs and dreadlocks
or the kind of sex tourists who found phnom penh too mainstream"

No, it was for anyone. A degree of tolerance was necessary, but there was no flooding or shit in the water. Reasonably priced rooms were readably available and the seafood was fresh as were the girls. I remember the latter two fondly. Hmmm....red snapper-my favorite dis.
It certainly wasn't for anyone. It was place for people like you and for the backpackers. Now the city at least has wider range of hotels and more entertainment (movies and shopping for example). As long as the the infra is fixed it actually might come a place for everybody (=families, couples, backpackers, single guys..) like Phuket or something similar.
Sounds like you have never visited the place, 'wide range of hotels and movies and shopping, WHERE??? they closed the 2 cinemas, hotels are all chinese casinos, shopping? go take a look you can not even eat fish on the beach anymore, all gone! there is nothing to do but sit in traffic then gamble!!!!!
I go there multiple times each year. Last time in May. Which cinemas they exactly closed? As far as I know there has been only these "home cinema" type places before and at least one of them is still open. Later this year they will open 2 new big proper cinemas with Imax theaters and all. You know, real cinemas.

Several shopping malls are under construction. First one should open next month already. Also multiple local as well as international brand shops have been opened this year already.

There are multiple new 3* to 5* hotels that have been opened within year or so. And several more will be opened in coming few years. End of 2020 there should more rooms online then ever before and most importantly there will be everything from small guesthouses to big hotel resorts. Before there was only small, mainly badly managed, hotels and guesthouses and then over priced Sokha and Indepenced Hotel.
willyhilly wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:45 pm Who goes to the beach for shopping? We used to shop for squid on a stick and cold ancher and fireworks in the season. It was an odd place, all that empty land, an ugly town but with nice spots tucked away. The beaches were often dirty in the wet season or if the wind blew from the wrong quarter but it was still magical
I remember Roddy and his brothel tours, chasing the dragon in brothels. The chicken farm and Blue Mountain. The pretty awful bars on Victory Hill, the big place that was like the Walkabou, the beach bars and Utopia when it was packed all night.
Teaching the kids to swim when they were terrified of waves back in 2008/09. Staying at the Hoo Ha with plates of horse tranquiluser on the bar. Going to visit the Happy Hippy. And in later years staying in luxury on Otres 2.
I spent some of the best times of my life there.
So family from Europe comes to Asia for 2 weeks holiday. You think the wifey or the daughters are happy to spent the whole time in a 50cent beer hut? Well I see you like your brother and chicken farm tours. But the point was that was Sihanoukville place for anyone before? No. It was for backpackers and brothel tour people.
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