Water festival comes back !!!

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Water festival comes back !!!

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:57 pm

I had a great time in 2008 as was living across the Japanese bridge, so was in the center of it for the out of town Khmers that came in with their boats. :thumb:

While many local expats seem to leave during this period i found it was a great time to be in Phnom Phen.
Cambodia's Water Festival is to return to the capital this year for the first time since 2010, when a stampede on a bridge packed with revellers killed more than 350 people.

Officials announced yesterday that the traditional event, which marks the end of the rainy season and the reversing course of the Tonle Sap, will be held over three days in early November.

“Our country will celebrate the Water Festival as normal, the way we always have in front of the Royal Palace for three days, November 5, 6 and 7
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/a ... set-return

http://phuket.zenfolio.com/p558704214
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Re: Water festival comes back !!!

Post by Francis » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:36 pm

:( Well, that's bad news. Cambodians have always had difficulties to learn from the past.

Warning! Graphic pic of previous water festival:
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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: Water festival comes back !!!

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:43 pm

It's about time! Welcome back, water festival!
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Re: Water festival comes back !!!

Post by Francis » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:04 pm

Ahh, now I understand how spoilers work and why we have it. Thanx for creating that spoiler for me. I had no clue.
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: Water festival comes back !!!

Post by Flexnez » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:43 pm

Time to make reservations at the beach again...
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Re: Water festival comes back !!!

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:01 am

Francis wrote:Ahh, now I understand how spoilers work and why we have it. Thanx for creating that spoiler for me. I had no clue.
No prob. Seemed relevant, but I'm guessing most would want a heads up on it...

I remember that night well.

I spoke a lot less Cambodian and my neighbours were trying to tell me what happened. My ex girlfriend at the time was freaked out because she had just gotten off the bridge, and has seen it but wasn't exactly sure what was happening.

My neighbors were actually inviting me to come with them to Calemette Hospital and "check out the scene," and likely post Facebook pics.
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