Samudera supermarket Sihanoukville, who owns this disaster?

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People who want Cambodia to match standards n London should probably never leave there. We won't miss you. Or your man-buns, elephant pants, hipsters, fake NGOs, meddling politicians or deconstructed lattes.
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that genius wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:58 pm People who want Cambodia to match standards n London should probably never leave there. We won't miss you. Or your man-buns, elephant pants, hipsters, fake NGOs, meddling politicians or deconstructed lattes.
You, sir, are an amazing smart ass. Salute!&
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Not if there's a fire, not even if you hear the sound of a thud from my home and one week later there's a smell coming from there that can only be a decaying human body and you have to hold a hanky to your face because the stench is so thick that you think you're going to faint.

Even then, don't come knocking...Not for ANY reason.
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No big deal, lots of people dislike Samudera. ;-)

I don't like Samudera . But its basically the only supermarket in town. We deal with it (or not), but we don't have to like it. I'm currently looking at alternatives like KW or CMB.

Two other supermarkets in town have been demolished in the last year. Orange has expanded, but is limited, and the new section seems to be selling mostly baby items and over-priced junk. Most of the mini-marts have also gone out of business or been demolished recently.

This is a town with 48 casinos, and one and a half (western) supermarkets. :facepalm:
Most people would agree that's fked up. What will be even more fked up is when Samudera closes or turns into the 300 shop. Then we'll be sorry I guess.
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Kentish Man wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:02 pm
Sorry 'super ferret' I have to agree with 'Mr Cynical'. Samudera have made their money over the years and for a long time we’re the only real players in town. The only other real alternative is Orange.

I don't come from 'South Sudan' but London so I know what to expect from a decent supermarket. I'm not suggesting Samudera would survive in business in among the high-quality and high-price supermarkets in central London but it is located in Sihanoukville and for a Cambodian supermarket it may be one or two issues but the produce and service in the supermarket is acceptable.

If it wasn't providing a good service, it would have gone bust years ago. As it happens, it had plenty of customers when I visited it this morning. If Samudera was equivalent to a supermarket in 'South Sudan', then customers would voted with their feet and gone shopping somewhere else.
Two things, first "we're" means "we are" so learn to spell because it's pretty brutal.
Second, you guys must not know much about the concept of ethical business. Business is not just about making money, a business person fills a role in the community and makes a living by providing a service, and as such has a responsibility to provide a good service to that community, even if he/she can get rich by not doing so. If Madam Samudera happens to be the provider of my food, and she makes me stand in long lines because despite her very significant wealth, she is too cheap to hire one or two more Cambodian workers, if she overworks her workers and provides a highly stressful environment because she's too cheap to hire one more staff member. If her store looks like shit and not knowing the price of things is a constant problem and waste of time for hundreds of her customers, that means she disrespects her clients, she disrespects her workers, and she disrespects her community.
Why? Because 5-10 dollars per day are more important to her, then respecting her customers, workers, community.
Since the money it would require to make this into a normal store like Lucky in Phnom Penh would be so minimal, Madame Samudera is the definition of a no-good, money grubbing, unprofessional, disrespectful businesswomen, and she is also a poor business person, because she's losing tons of money because of this. If she was an real business pro, she would realize how much she's losing.
Look at Lucky supermarkets in Phnom Penh as a comparison.
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Mr Cynical wrote: Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:48 pm When you answer no then you will realise that is why they were / are successful and you are just a nobody.
So you're calling a random person on a forum a nobody. Did you forget to take your medicine again, Mr Cynical?
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I spent an hour 'motoing' around and couldn't find Samudera Supermarket... did manage to find Orange (but not where indicated on Google maps).
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superferret wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:40 am
Kentish Man wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:02 pm
Sorry 'super ferret' I have to agree with 'Mr Cynical'. Samudera have made their money over the years and for a long time we’re the only real players in town. The only other real alternative is Orange.

[....]
Two things, first "we're" means "we are" so learn to spell because it's pretty brutal.
[...]
Why? Because 5-10 dollars per day are more important to her, then respecting her customers, workers, community.
Thank you for the English lesson and sorry for the typo 'we're'. (I just cut and pasted a previous post and didn't check the spelling.)

You wrote: 'Because 5-10 dollars per day are more important to her, then respecting her customers, workers, community.'

On the subject of English, you needed to use the Oxford comma and a 'and' before the last word. You also meant to use the word 'than' instead of 'then'. After all, as you point out, 'so learn to spell because it's pretty brutal.'

You should have written:
'Because 5-10 dollars per day are more important to her, than respecting her customers, workers, and community.'

If you are going to correct someones English then it is important you demonstrate the high standards you demand.

Meanwhile, if you don't like Samudera vote with you feet and shop elsewhere. The market is cheap and only 300m up the road.

Lesson over.
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Cruisemonkey wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:59 am I spent an hour 'motoing' around and couldn't find Samudera Supermarket... did manage to find Orange (but not where indicated on Google maps).
took me years to find it, but once you know where it is you wonder why you never saw it in the first place
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Jamie_Lambo wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:25 am
Cruisemonkey wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:59 am I spent an hour 'motoing' around and couldn't find Samudera Supermarket... did manage to find Orange (but not where indicated on Google maps).
took me years to find it, but once you know where it is you wonder why you never saw it in the first place

I'm sure I drove right by it five or six times... but there is no obvious indication of a supermarket... and I didn't see a sign (at least in English).
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Cruisemonkey wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:31 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:25 am
Cruisemonkey wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:59 am I spent an hour 'motoing' around and couldn't find Samudera Supermarket... did manage to find Orange (but not where indicated on Google maps).
took me years to find it, but once you know where it is you wonder why you never saw it in the first place

I'm sure I drove right by it five or six times... but there is no obvious indication of a supermarket... and I didn't see a sign (at least in English).
yeah it doesnt look obvious it just blends in with the surroundings but when you know its there you cant miss it really
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