The grass is never greener: As Phnom Penh booms, green spaces are cut back

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Re: The grass is never greener: As Phnom Penh booms, green spaces are cut back

Post by shnoukieBRO » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:14 pm

Like many Asian cities today, PP is another example of a city that was only planned for a certain population size naturally failing at non planned growth rates.
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Re: The grass is never greener: As Phnom Penh booms, green spaces are cut back

Post by AzalKH » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:15 pm

Yea, it's pretty depressing. Even the Pochentong Children's Park on the way to the airport, not a big place at best anyway, is having some sort of apartment building built on it.
It's all a-okay though! It's going to have a small courtyard in the middle with some shops on the ground floor!
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Re: The grass is never greener: As Phnom Penh booms, green spaces are cut back

Post by newkidontheblock » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:01 pm

The powers that be are waiting for an NGO to pay them off, pay off existing land owners, and then build and maintain the parks for them.

They wait a while in a flooding city, and then the Japanese come and build a drainage system. And now the Japanese have come and build an even more extensive drainage system for the expanding city.

They wait a while while their people get bitten by mosquitos and then the Australians provide.

Ditto with water purification, medical care, etc.

The Khmer rulers are smart. Plus they can fly to foreign countries whenever they tire of Cambodia. Or just build their own slice or not Cambodia where they live.

I’m starting to sound like Explorer..

... must try to stay positive.
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Re: The grass is never greener: As Phnom Penh booms, green spaces are cut back

Post by Duncan » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:22 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:01 pm
The powers that be are waiting for an NGO to pay them off, pay off existing land owners, and then build and maintain the parks for them.

They wait a while in a flooding city, and then the Japanese come and build a drainage system. And now the Japanese have come and build an even more extensive drainage system for the expanding city.

They wait a while while their people get bitten by mosquitos and then the Australians provide.

Ditto with water purification, medical care, etc.

The Khmer rulers are smart. Plus they can fly to foreign countries whenever they tire of Cambodia. Or just build their own slice or not Cambodia where they live.

I’m starting to sound like Explorer..

... must try to stay positive.

Your a fake. No-one can sound like explorer .
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Re: The grass is never greener: As Phnom Penh booms, green spaces are cut back

Post by Tarndog » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:25 pm

King Keil wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:58 am
Of course this is all true and sad but this is easily reachable with a bicycle in 50 minutes.
Try that in other citiesImage
Where is that?
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Re: The grass is never greener: As Phnom Penh booms, green spaces are cut back

Post by King Keil » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:04 am

Tarndog wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:25 pm
King Keil wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:58 am
Of course this is all true and sad but this is easily reachable with a bicycle in 50 minutes.
Try that in other citiesImage
Where is that?
Koh Oknha Tei, the small island next to Koh Dach. Totally quite and beautiful.
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Re: The grass is never greener: As Phnom Penh booms, green spaces are cut back

Post by King Keil » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:08 am

shnoukieBRO wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:14 pm
Like many Asian cities today, PP is another example of a city that was only planned for a certain population size naturally failing at non planned growth rates.
I would say there wasn't any proper city planning at all.
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Re: The grass is never greener: As Phnom Penh booms, green spaces are cut back

Post by orussey98 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:10 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:01 pm
The powers that be are waiting for an NGO to pay them off, pay off existing land owners, and then build and maintain the parks for them.

They wait a while in a flooding city, and then the Japanese come and build a drainage system. And now the Japanese have come and build an even more extensive drainage system for the expanding city.

They wait a while while their people get bitten by mosquitos and then the Australians provide.

Ditto with water purification, medical care, etc.

The Khmer rulers are smart. Plus they can fly to foreign countries whenever they tire of Cambodia. Or just build their own slice or not Cambodia where they live.

I’m starting to sound like Explorer..

... must try to stay positive.
Yes no plan and no understanding of the concept of debt.

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Re: The grass is never greener: As Phnom Penh booms, green spaces are cut back

Post by Queef » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:02 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:01 pm
The Khmer rulers are smart. Plus they can fly to foreign countries whenever they tire of Cambodia. Or just build their own slice or not Cambodia where they live.
How are they smart? I'd really like to know how always being somebody's bitch is "smart"?
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