Walking the Riverside

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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Francis » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:21 pm

Believe it or not- there is even a bylaw prohibiting motodops to enter this part of the street. But as always…money talks.
Und der Haifisch der hat Tränen
Und die laufen vom Gesicht
Doch der Haifisch lebt im Wasser
So die Tränen sieht man nicht

In der Tiefe ist es einsam
Und so manche Träne fliesst
Und so kommt es dass das Wasser
In den Meeren salzig ist
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Username Taken » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:29 pm

Joker Poker wrote:HOPELESS.
Ain't that part of the reason why we live here?

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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Joker Poker » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:32 pm

I thought there would be, just bloody common sense ought to be enough. Oh well, never mind.

What pisses me is when they get narky with pedestrians, like you are in their way or something.

It's like getting tooted at by some prick that is going along a one-way street the wrong way.

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Joker Poker wrote:HOPELESS.
Ain't that part of the reason why we live here?

:shock:
Ha, at least it's not as bad as trying to cross Norodom at 6pm! I was trying to cross around then today, and although traffic was at a standstill about 20 mtrs up the road the bong thoms wouldn't let me cross until they were bumper to bumper and they had no choice. Childish, fucking ignorant behaviour. And then there was the moron in a black Landcruiser that decided that he was going to pass all the waiting traffic by driving up the left hand side - while I was stranded in the middle of the damn road, having to adjust his line so he didn't hit me.

I like Khmer people a lot, but put them in control of a vehicle and something changes them into complete arseholes. There are a few considerate ones about but most of the time it's mob mentality. My number one objection to living here.

End rant.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Username Taken » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:44 pm

^^ You are, of course, correct. Unfortunately, common sense isn't very common around here.

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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Drifter » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:58 am

the real issue here is the khmers do NOT see the actual mess as a problem, for them is normal to use the sidewalk as a parking and to throw bags og garbage on the street, same for the broken tiles and the holes in the ground, after all khmer hate to walk so what's the problem, they couldn't live here without their motorbikes and walking would make them lose face as only the poorest people walk under the sun nor there's any concept of "promenade" or pedestrian area, if it was for the khmer they would all move on the biggest SUVs and park them right in front of the shop.

nothing will ever change here, it's going to become as bad as in bangkok or saigon.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Tim Linkinwater » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:18 am

Drifter wrote: nothing will ever change here

Jolly good.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Joker Poker » Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:41 pm

When you walk along the river you are never quite sure what you are going to see, there always seems to be something to that grabs your attention - today didn't disappoint.

I was near the play equipment section when a few motos zoomed up and stopped near the wall. Suddenly there was the cracking sound of someone getting tazed, so I headed closer for a better look. The guys that came on the motos were plain clothes cops and they were tazering and kicking the shit out of one guy. This guy and another then ran down to the water and jumped in. The cops followed them down the river about 50 meters south and then got them.

A cop then started searching through stuff stashed in front of the wall just slightly north of where the tazed guy was originally sitting, and found a machete that was wrapped in an old krama. Anyway, they took one of the guys over to a waiting police truck. Dunno what he'd done but it looks like he was in deep shit.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by StroppyChops » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:07 pm

Great story JP
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Joker Poker » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:09 pm

Thanks SC!
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by LTO » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:12 pm

Joker Poker wrote:When you walk along the river you are never quite sure what you are going to see, there always seems to be something to that grabs your attention - today didn't disappoint.

I was near the play equipment section when a few motos zoomed up and stopped near the wall. Suddenly there was the cracking sound of someone getting tazed, so I headed closer for a better look. The guys that came on the motos were plain clothes cops and they were tazering and kicking the shit out of one guy. This guy and another then ran down to the water and jumped in. The cops followed them down the river about 50 meters south and then got them.

A cop then started searching through stuff stashed in front of the wall just slightly north of where the tazed guy was originally sitting, and found a machete that was wrapped in an old krama. Anyway, they took one of the guys over to a waiting police truck. Dunno what he'd done but it looks like he was in deep shit.
Wonder what that was all about.Based on the machete, maybe gangbangers? There have been a couple/few early evening gang dust-ups in that area, sometimes involving long blades of some sort.
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