Where to Live?

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Re: Where to Live?

Postby EdinWigan » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:52 am

I think it is going to be Siem Reap to begin, as a base but mooching visits to other areas and, I guess other SEA countries. I think Siem Reap has what I need but if it doesn't, all part of the journey and I will move on.

Thank you all for the advice and guidance, so far given, all appreciated

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Re: Where to Live?

Postby frank lee bent » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:13 am

Siem Reap has a remarkable number of destinations available direct by air.
BKK as low as $50, if you shop. Chiang Rai $100. You can even fly direct to Myanmar and enter by visa exemption!
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Re: Where to Live?

Postby diesel » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:04 am

i lived in takeo province, 40 km of the big market in takeo, close to the border of vietnam, so thats the middle of nowhere. No bars, no stores, no traffic, friendly khmers, good air, hospital in vietnam, rent a house 300$ a year!!!!!!! its freedom!!! and when i feel bored i took my bike and drive to sihanoukville,kampot or pp. province is the real cambodia.

people always say that they dont like to tourist places,toooo much tourist but after a time they sitting every night in a bar with tourist, with expats en finally they are 24/7 surrounding with the tourists and expats.

people are strange.
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Re: Where to Live?

Postby Duncan » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:56 am

One years ago, before I bought my new house, I looked at all the areas to buy in. They all have plusses and minuses, I even remembered a long old post on the other forum [ going back 8/10 years ] on Snooky and will it ever develop into a tourist destination. After looking at the results I had gathered , like jobs for the family in the future, availability of products, population growth, increase in value of the property and the demand because of population growth, I made the decision.

Takhmau.
Why, cause it is basically a suburb of PP and the property prices were cheaper than PP and plenty of factories in the Tak/PP area. In the last year my decision has proven to be right, with 3 new banks starting up in town , 2 supermarkets, one is Lucky's, a new big market [ 3 stories high ] is now in progress and don't forget Takhmau has it's own ''Riverside '' which is very popular amongst the locals.

Another important thing is the road 21 goes from Takmau to to Vietnam and many goods are carried on this road, which today is best described as a series of potholes held apart by some bitumen . It has already been surveyed to be widened to 4 lanes and new electric power poles are being placed along the road now, even though the old lines were replaced just a few years ago.
I think properties in this area and especially on road 21 will go up before the road is rebuilt.
And I almost forgot to add,,, It's nice to have a neighbour like HE
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: Where to Live?

Postby Duncan » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:38 pm

Duncan wrote:One years ago, before I bought my new house, I looked at all the areas to buy in. They all have plusses and minuses, I even remembered a long old post on the other forum [ going back 8/10 years ] on Snooky and will it ever develop into a tourist destination. After looking at the results I had gathered , like jobs for the family in the future, availability of products, population growth, increase in value of the property and the demand because of population growth, I made the decision.

Takhmau.
Why, cause it is basically a suburb of PP and the property prices were cheaper than PP and plenty of factories in the Tak/PP area. In the last year my decision has proven to be right, with 3 new banks starting up in town , 2 supermarkets, one is Lucky's, a new big market [ 3 stories high ] is now in progress and don't forget Takhmau has it's own ''Riverside '' which is very popular amongst the locals.

Another important thing is the road 21 goes from Takmau to to Vietnam and many goods are carried on this road, which today is best described as a series of potholes held apart by some bitumen . It has already been surveyed to be widened to 4 lanes and new electric power poles are being placed along the road now, even though the old lines were replaced just a few years ago.
I think properties in this area and especially on road 21 will go up before the road is rebuilt.
And I almost forgot to add,,, It's nice to have a neighbour like HE


And to add to all that, they have just announced the PP city bus service will be going all the way to Takhmau.
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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