Safety in Cambodia

This is a part of our Cambodia forums to chat about anything Cambodia-related. This discussion forum is at the top of our site because it's usually the busiest part of the expat community chatter with random topics on just about everything, including expat life, Khmer politics, Cambodian blogs we have or have come across, or whatever else our members want to discuss. Whether you're an expatriate, tourist, Cambodian or random traveler just passing through South East Asia, you are welcome to talk about anything or start new topics yourselves.
User avatar
phuketrichard
Expatriate
Posts: 9429
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Reputation: 1792
Location: Atlantis
Aruba

Safety in Cambodia

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:57 am

Something came up the other day, Asked my long time Khmer gf if she thought we could build this house on our land in kep,

Image

She said no way, if we wanted to be safe-would need bars on windows/walls/dogs. ;-(

My house here has no walls, large wooden framed doors and windows and yet feel 100% safe

So to all those living in the countryside, how do you feel about the house your living in?
Do you have bars, walls etc etc
do you feel safe leaving ur house for the day, 2 days etc.

Just asking
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
User avatar
KickingWithRedLabel
Expatriate
Posts: 242
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:51 pm
Reputation: 31
United States of America

Re: Safety in Cambodia

Post by KickingWithRedLabel » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:07 am

Is she a city or country girl? That might influence her thoughts on the subject.
User avatar
phuketrichard
Expatriate
Posts: 9429
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Reputation: 1792
Location: Atlantis
Aruba

Re: Safety in Cambodia

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:17 am

hmmmm, early years svay rieng, later years Poi Pet, Kep, Phnom Pehn
past 8 years here in Phuket .....but we go back every year and all her family is spread out in Kep, Poi Pet, PP
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
User avatar
Spigzy
Expatriate
Posts: 608
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:50 am
Reputation: 395
Great Britain

Re: Safety in Cambodia

Post by Spigzy » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:30 am

There are definitely houses like this in the countryside - but you'd likely want to be a relative of somebody of some standing in the village, etc.

I'd do this near my uncle's land in Oudong no trouble, he's the commune chief there, but just to build it somewhere I didn't know anyone, probably not. Also would depend heavily on what you put inside it - anything worth stealing & the house is just standing empty, an obvious no-no.
Meum est propositum in taberna mori,
ut sint Guinness proxima morientis ori.
tunc cantabunt letius angelorum chori:
"Sit Deus propitius huic potatori."
User avatar
phuketrichard
Expatriate
Posts: 9429
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Reputation: 1792
Location: Atlantis
Aruba

Re: Safety in Cambodia

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:42 am

i know there houses like this as have seen many without bars/walls BUT i doubt there are Barangs living in them,
Once its known that it is a barang/farang house, they know there is something worth breaking in for.

I dont want build a house and put walls/bars just to pretend i am safe...
Like trump thinking building a wall will keep anyone out LOL
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
Old8404
Expatriate
Posts: 77
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:57 pm
Reputation: 48
United States of America

Re: Safety in Cambodia

Post by Old8404 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:46 am

Same question... We (Khmer wife and I) getting ready to start building in village half hour north of Svay Rieng. Dirt road village. Thinking of glass walls. Thinking maybe hinged security grid - swing up to nest under awning and then swing down and lock in place if gone for extended time. Compromise with wife who thinks we need bars - but does not want them either. 14 foot awnings all around

Image
Barang chgout
Expatriate
Posts: 3065
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:36 am
Reputation: 677

Re: Safety in Cambodia

Post by Barang chgout » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:12 pm

Guess it depends where you are. We got no walls, no locks, 1 dog. We dont go anywhere much but being a small, remote town, if there was any problem, it would be easy enough to find the culprit.
Seems like all the honest thieves are afraid of the barang, his dog and his white man magic.

Sent from my SM-G570Y using Tapatalk

newkidontheblock
Expatriate
Posts: 1396
Joined: Tue May 20, 2014 3:51 am
Reputation: 365

Re: Safety in Cambodia

Post by newkidontheblock » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:26 pm

You must have local theives for neighbors. Villagers say that thieves never steal from their neighbors, only those that don’t know them.

Just kidding, of course.
User avatar
John Bingham
Expatriate
Posts: 6448
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:26 pm
Reputation: 2339
Yemen

Re: Safety in Cambodia

Post by John Bingham » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:46 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:57 am

She said no way, if we wanted to be safe-would need bars on windows/walls/dogs. ;-(

My house here has no walls, large wooden framed doors and windows and yet feel 100% safe
Cambodia 0
Thailand 1 million.
:?
User avatar
prahocalypse now
Expatriate
Posts: 2417
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:27 am
Reputation: 1163
India

Re: Safety in Cambodia

Post by prahocalypse now » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:01 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:57 am

My house here has no walls, large wooden framed doors and windows

Why do you need doors if there aren't any walls?
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], bobsboots, CommandoRed, Ghostwriter, GMJS-CEO, Kuroneko, leitfaden, Sweet Lemon, yongchi and 357 guests