The Kep Revival

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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:27 pm

Tourist promotion article on Kep, Cambodia, from Australia. May 2018

- AT KEP’S crab market, an elderly woman catches my eye and waves a plastic bag of tiny, still-wriggling octopus in my direction.
Wander through the market and you’ll find locals hunched over market stalls, tending to smoking, fish-filled grills with one hand while rotating squid-speared skewers with the other. Much of the food sold here is very much alive and kicking, but if you prefer something a little less so, head to the restaurants next to the market, where a huge pile of crab cakes will set you back just a few dollars.

In recent years, the coastal province of Kep has been thrust into the spotlight, thanks largely to the number of five-star hotels springing up.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:29 am

Long read:

A Scottish University Helping to Banish the Ghosts of Kep
November 11, 2018
LINA opened her restaurant two weeks ago in a fishing village in Kep, in the south of Cambodia, close to the Vietnamese border. Fifty years ago this coastal resort was known as Cambodia’s Cote d’Azure, and when you wander around in the back of a tuk-tuk you can’t help but notice the wide avenues and walled gardens.

These villas once hosted extravagant cocktail parties with stars such as Jackie Kennedy and Catherine Deneuve on the guest list. There were casinos and a zoo.

But Kep has changed: the walled gardens have overgrown and the Le Corbusier–inspired mansions that once looked out over the Gulf of Thailand are in ruins, pockmarked with bullet holes and blackened by mildew and mould.

Lina’s restaurant is an old fisherman’s shack. I asked why she didn’t restore one of the hundred or so old villas. She looked at me blankly. “Because I don’t like ghosts,” she said.

This was no trivial remark. When Lina returned to Kep from Vietnam at the age of eight, Kep was a ghost town. Vietnamese deserters had eaten the animals in the zoo and the Khmer Rouge had torched everything – and everyone – that emitted the merest whiff of decadence or intellectualism. There is no greater illustration of the ruthless tyranny of ideology over humanity. “When I came back here,” Lina recalled, “Those houses were filled with corpses. I don’t want anything to do with them.”

It’s a sentiment that is shared by the residents of Kep, this strange relic of a town, coming back to life despite the horrors of the past.
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Re: The Kep Revival

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:47 am

lol
BS"
....“When I came back here,” Lina recalled, “Those houses were filled with corpses. I don’t want anything to do with them.”

ALL those empty villas, walled in grounds are owned by the rich and not for sale
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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Post by offroadscholar » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:35 am

I think Kep will be a total shit-fight this high season, with the SHV option off the list for many tourists.
Good thing western backpackers like to get a tan, because there's no way they're getting any shade for free.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:36 pm

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(Phnom Penh): The Ministry of Tourism on April 22, 2019, announced that the Royal Government of Cambodia had decided that the Ministry of Tourism would conduct a study on the coastal development of Kep province, one of Cambodia's top tourist destinations, in order to attract more tourists to Cambodia.

The Minister said that the Royal Government's decision was made at the meeting of the Economic and Financial Policy Committee, held on April 18, 2019 presided over by HE Dr. Aun Porn Moniroth, Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Economy and Finance.

He said that Kep province was to be developed into a high-end tourist destination, with no casinos or factory zones. He also said that the Ministry encourages secondary residences in Kep for older or retired tourists who wish to stay longterm in the kingdom.

Although Kep is a small province, it has a potential for tourism, with the sea air quality, Koh Tonsay, crab market, and in the near future there may be another small international tourist port.
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Post by clutchcargo » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:51 pm

He said that Kep province was to be developed into a high-end tourist destination, with no casinos or factory zones.
Yay! It'd be a shame to turn it into another Casinoville.
He also said that the Ministry encourages secondary residences in Kep for older or retired tourists who wish to stay long term in the kingdom.
I wonder what he's referring to as 'secondary residences'..presumably apartments given foreigners can't own land. And presumably 'retired tourists staying long term' he means expats.
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Re: The Kep Revival

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CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:36 pm
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(Phnom Penh): The Ministry of Tourism on April 22, 2019, announced that the Royal Government of Cambodia had decided that the Ministry of Tourism would conduct a study on the coastal development of Kep province, one of Cambodia's top tourist destinations, in order to attract more tourists to Cambodia.

The Minister said that the Royal Government's decision was made at the meeting of the Economic and Financial Policy Committee, held on April 18, 2019 presided over by HE Dr. Aun Porn Moniroth, Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Economy and Finance.

He said that Kep province was to be developed into a high-end tourist destination, with no casinos or factory zones. He also said that the Ministry encourages secondary residences in Kep for older or retired tourists who wish to stay longterm in the kingdom.

Although Kep is a small province, it has a potential for tourism, with the sea air quality, Koh Tonsay, crab market, and in the near future there may be another small international tourist port.
ceo news;
late to the show as usual

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In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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