Walking the Riverside

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Walking the Riverside

Post by Joker Poker » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:57 pm

I frequently walk along the Riverside area as there is almost always something interesting to see and it's one of the few places where you don't constantly get pestered by Tuk-Tuks and Mododops, and, of course, there are no bloody cars to worry about.

Motorcycles? Well that has been another thing. A couple of weeks ago I counted 44 motos parked along the esplanade between Titanic and FCC, no real problem but it makes for a lot of traffic in a pedestrian zone . Then last week one cheeky little shit tooted me as he mistakenly thought that I was in his way while I was walking the paved area near Titanic.

A few days ago I walked from Titanic to the end of the section adjacent to the Royal Palace and counted 110 motos parked along the way and many passed me as I walked along. I began to think that it would only be a matter of time before someone had an accident and wondered what would happen if they did. One complete moron was zooming along the paved section at I'd estimate at least 30mph dangerously close to where I was walking with my son at the time. I hit him with a verbal spray.

Anyway, I've not long just walked the same stretch tonight and there was not a single moto to be seen and down by Titanic there were 3 security dudes who I assume must have been stopping them from entering.

I'm really pleased that someone has done something about this as it just looked like a bug in search of a windscreen. :thumb:
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Username Taken » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:11 pm

^^ I wonder if it had anything to do with this afternoon's meeting of HS and SR with the King.



But, usually that stretch of paved riverside is policed pretty well. Maybe it slacked off over recent months.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Joker Poker » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:23 pm

Username Taken wrote:^^ I wonder if it had anything to do with this afternoon's meeting of HS and SR with the King.



But, usually that stretch of paved riverside is policed pretty well. Maybe it slacked off over recent months.
Definitely slacked off over recent months. I noticed a few with their motos along there a while back and that seemed to snowball fairly rapidly. There is also a fair hobo element along there at times and groups of glue-sniffing kids, plus the odd weirdo or two but they don't seem anywhere near as dangerous as a Khmer on a moto.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by dagenham » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:58 pm

Joker Poker wrote:
Username Taken wrote:^^ I wonder if it had anything to do with this afternoon's meeting of HS and SR with the King.



But, usually that stretch of paved riverside is policed pretty well. Maybe it slacked off over recent months.
Definitely slacked off over recent months. I noticed a few with their motos along there a while back and that seemed to snowball fairly rapidly. There is also a fair hobo element along there at times and groups of glue-sniffing kids, plus the odd weirdo or two but they don't seem anywhere near as dangerous as a Khmer on a moto.
Actually I'm the "fair hobo" whom you've mentioned. I walk there nearly every night after dinner and I cherish that walk - it's one of my fav features in all of PP. It's very tame before 9 pm and aint nada happened to me for several years walking there.

It's great to see the Khmer enjoying their riverside (95% Khmer are there after all) and just a smattering of clued in barang who know how sweet it is. I love that stretch dearly and all the characters that inhabit it - high, middle and low (like me)...

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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:06 pm

Joker Poker wrote:There is also a fair hobo element along there at times and groups of glue-sniffing kids, plus the odd weirdo or two but they don't seem anywhere near as dangerous as a Khmer on a moto.
At least one of these is off to Saudi Arabia next week, so that should help.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by dagenham » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:40 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Joker Poker wrote:There is also a fair hobo element along there at times and groups of glue-sniffing kids, plus the odd weirdo or two but they don't seem anywhere near as dangerous as a Khmer on a moto.
At least one of these is off to Saudi Arabia next week, so that should help.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:54 pm

We need bumper stickers: Gonk is a special child!
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Joker Poker » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:04 pm

Went for a walk along the river front with my son this afternoon and I'm pleased to say that there was a group of about 100 people armed with tongs, chop sticks, rubbish bags and brooms picking up all the discarded rubbish along the strip roughly opposite the Riverside Bistro.

I must say, it is great to see people take this initiative (no idea who was behind it), so well done to those concerned. It would be great to see this kind of action catching on here as the problem could be widely reduced if people began to lose face for being irresponsible with "THEIR" rubbish.
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by HotRecruiter » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:07 am

Yes, who *IS* in charge on the Riverside? Shouldn't we as residents know? And applaud and cajole and plead with?
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Re: Walking the Riverside

Post by Joker Poker » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:03 pm

Seems to be back to the usual chaos with motos zooming up and down again this evening and one particularly aggressive guy on a quad bike trying to impress everyone down the Titanic end with his new toy. HOPELESS.
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