It's going to be hot this afternoon in Phnom Penh

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It's going to be hot this afternoon in Phnom Penh

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And when the electricity went off at 10:00 (Daun Penh) it was a reminder of how much fun that can be without fans.

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I wonder how long you have been here. At least when I settled down here, power cuts were happening 2 to 3 times a week. A dual power fan (alternatively an ordinary one and a UPS), as well as battery backup LED light bulbs were one of my first investments
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ressl wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 2:23 pm I wonder how long you have been here. At least when I settled down here, power cuts were happening 2 to 3 times a week.
Well there used to be multiple power cuts a day but I'm not sure that's relevant. 8-)
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The heat can get too much sometimes but it’s the water that gets me the most. I like an afternoon shower but sometimes the heat of the ‘cold’ water is unbearable. I have to let the shower run for about 5 minutes before I can even put my hand in it.
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John Bingham wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:39 pm
ressl wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 2:23 pm I wonder how long you have been here. At least when I settled down here, power cuts were happening 2 to 3 times a week.
Well there used to be multiple power cuts a day but I'm not sure that's relevant. 8-)
Those days were bloody miserable. Memories of power cuts in the evening lasting until the morning. Getting up for several showers a night.

Although the older buildings were better designed for air flow. And back then fewer high rise concrete buildings soaking in heat all day and radiating it all evening.
New buildings don't have the air vents at the top of walls... Especially hot with no air flow in mid-row borey housing,
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xandreu wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:34 pm The heat can get too much sometimes but it’s the water that gets me the most. I like an afternoon shower but sometimes the heat of the ‘cold’ water is unbearable. I have to let the shower run for about 5 minutes before I can even put my hand in it.
Agreed, always gets me when people complain in hotel reviews here that the shower wasn't hot
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ressl wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 2:23 pm I wonder how long you have been here. At least when I settled down here, power cuts were happening 2 to 3 times a week. A dual power fan (alternatively an ordinary one and a UPS), as well as battery backup LED light bulbs were one of my first investments
I wouldn't claim to have been here for very long.

Your rechargeable fan and light suggestions are good advice.
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Do most apartments for rent have generator back up to keep the aircon running?
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newkidontheblock wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:41 am Do most apartments for rent have generator back up to keep the aircon running?
I haven't heard of any. Dual power fan (alternatively an ordinary one and a UPS), as well as battery backup LED light bulbs.
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newkidontheblock wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:41 am Do most apartments for rent have generator back up to keep the aircon running?
Some do, certainly not all. But I get the impression that many generators have been sold off, due to decreasing numbers of power cuts and probably due to decreased income around covid times.
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