Violence in Sihanoukville

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OrangeDragon wrote:According to one person discussing it on facebook:
The new Governor held a meeting with local business owners this afternoon, he outlined his plans for the city and stated he will close the Oucheteal Beach bars, have regular police [patrols in the tourist areas and enforce a major clampdown on drug dealing, he also said he will not be wasting time talking about it like the previous Governor, he said he is a man of action. It will be worth waiting to see if he is a man of his word. I feel sorry for the good hard working bar owners and staff who it seems are going to get caught up in the mire of a few bad eggs.

Sounds like an end to JJs, Dolphin, and Pirate's Cave.

So, what would be the net result of that?

Would this just give Victory Hill and the Golden Lion bars a much needed boost? I've not been for about a year so well out of the loop.
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Anyone aware of NGOs in the area doing some good?
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M'lop T'pang, Romdul Smile school, Don Bosco training school and a few others.
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Joker Poker wrote:
OrangeDragon wrote:According to one person discussing it on facebook:
The new Governor held a meeting with local business owners this afternoon, he outlined his plans for the city and stated he will close the Oucheteal Beach bars, have regular police [patrols in the tourist areas and enforce a major clampdown on drug dealing, he also said he will not be wasting time talking about it like the previous Governor, he said he is a man of action. It will be worth waiting to see if he is a man of his word. I feel sorry for the good hard working bar owners and staff who it seems are going to get caught up in the mire of a few bad eggs.

Sounds like an end to JJs, Dolphin, and Pirate's Cave.

So, what would be the net result of that?

Would this just give Victory Hill and the Golden Lion bars a much needed boost? I've not been for about a year so well out of the loop.
Its hard to say honestly. It could move it down to otres/victory hill/etc. it could create a market for a proper nightclub. it could drive more people out to the islands instead of the beach. it could be replaced in a couple of weeks after the headlines are printed.

hard to say honestly.
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I used to enjoy the Ochheuteal Beach area a few years ago (2006/ 2007) and I never felt at all intimidated about walking along the poorly lit roads at night.
So when people here talk about attacks on foreigners are you referring to straightout mugging by a group of teenagers?
If you just keep a low profile isn't it possible to still stay safe and unaffected by this kind of crime in Sihanoukville? Are victims of crime asking for it in any way by carrying around large sums of money or valuables? And what would happen to you if you were confronted by a group and you were carrying only a small sum of money?
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obelisks wrote:I used to enjoy the Ochheuteal Beach area a few years ago (2006/ 2007) and I never felt at all intimidated about walking along the poorly lit roads at night.
So when people here talk about attacks on foreigners are you referring to straightout mugging by a group of teenagers?
If you just keep a low profile isn't it possible to still stay safe and unaffected by this kind of crime in Sihanoukville? Are victims of crime asking for it in any way by carrying around large sums of money or valuables? And what would happen to you if you were confronted by a group and you were carrying only a small sum of money?
Its a different face down there now I would presume. Most of these guys are 20's or so, some older, almost all meth users/addicts, and highly aggressive. Some muggings, a number of bag snatchings, a lot of just attacking for the fight it seems.
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One thing you need to heed in mind that there are 2 casinos close by the beach. Desperate people do desperate things. The other thing is also the last time I visit there seem to be messed up travelers washed to the shore, easy victims!. BTW drug dealing among barangs is not uncommon in snooky.
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flying chicken wrote:One thing you need to heed in mind that there are 2 casinos close by the beach. Desperate people do desperate things. The other thing is also the last time I visit there seem to be messed up travelers washed to the shore, easy victims!. BTW drug dealing among barangs is not uncommon in snooky.
Those two casinos won't let Khmer in without a barang "escort". It's the drugs that are sucking their money away and making them desperate.
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You are wrong. Walk in and see the players on the tables at the lion roundabout casino.
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