What's up with Kampot ? Is it next in line ?

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kgbagent wrote: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:57 am Remember the refurbished grand hotel on Bokor? Where the cheapest rooms were listed at $400+ ?

About 7 months later it is neglected, empty and on it's way back to disarray

That was a well thought out plan.... 8-)
All a bit sad really
It'll be better when it's back in its derelict state covered in moss.
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Where are all those busloads of Chinese tourists ? There was a huge development planned up there. Is it going ahead ?

Thanks for the photos btw kgbagent. The change in that place over a few years is incredible. From ruin back to ruin. I preferred it like that anyway.
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kgbagent wrote: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:07 am All a bit sad really

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Quality Chinese construction! What could possibly go wrong.......
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Invictus wrote:
kgbagent wrote: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:07 am All a bit sad really

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Quality Chinese construction! What could possibly go wrong.......
Actually it was all Khmer workers and lots of them

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Anchor Moy wrote: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:58 pm Where are all those busloads of Chinese tourists ? There was a huge development planned up there. Is it going ahead ?

Thanks for the photos btw kgbagent. The change in that place over a few years is incredible. From ruin back to ruin. I preferred it like that anyway.
Most tourist busses up there are full of Viet tourists - they walk in the casino and walk out 5 mins later. Possibly the busiest place is the wat up there which is pretty cool

All the solid concrete roads in the depression to the right hand side at the top are in great shape but nothing being built except renewed progress on the big Scandanavian apartments by the main road

I also preferred the ruins
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Does Sok Kong still own the concession and private buildings up there, or has some been sold to other interests ?
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offroadscholar wrote:Does Sok Kong still own the concession and private buildings up there, or has some been sold to other interests ?
I've heard that the existing casino and adjoining hotel is to be leased, presumably to Chinese parties.

Hence the speed of construction of another huge casino hotel which I will post pics of soon

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making the news;
Kampot, known as a sleepy provincial town for so long, is rapidly shedding that image. Once known as the town with “nothing to do,” Kampot is now a vibrant destination with a whole range of food and entertainment options.

.....The food scene in Kampot is another feature which has seen much improvement over the last 2-3 years. Outside of the obligatory 32,000 happy pizza places found in any Cambodian tourist destination,
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http://www.movetocambodia.com/kampot/ka ... KrGsd12-jA
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phuketrichard wrote:making the news;
Kampot, known as a sleepy provincial town for so long, is rapidly shedding that image. Once known as the town with “nothing to do,” Kampot is now a vibrant destination with a whole range of food and entertainment options.

.....The food scene in Kampot is another feature which has seen much improvement over the last 2-3 years. Outside of the obligatory 32,000 happy pizza places found in any Cambodian tourist destination,
:beer3:

http://www.movetocambodia.com/kampot/ka ... KrGsd12-jA
Reasonably accurate

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kgbagent wrote: Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:46 pm
phuketrichard wrote:making the news;
Kampot, known as a sleepy provincial town for so long, is rapidly shedding that image. Once known as the town with “nothing to do,” Kampot is now a vibrant destination with a whole range of food and entertainment options.

.....The food scene in Kampot is another feature which has seen much improvement over the last 2-3 years. Outside of the obligatory 32,000 happy pizza places found in any Cambodian tourist destination,
:beer3:

http://www.movetocambodia.com/kampot/ka ... KrGsd12-jA
Reasonably accurate

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Agree, besides the part where it says Le Bokor Palace is understaffed, went to eat there with some guests last week and 3 staff constantly were hovering over our table which made me very uncomfortable. If they were well trained maybe I wouldn't mind but after repeating our order 3 times they still managed to bring out the wrong starter for one of us. I was then in turn made to feel bad because the head somelier berated the girl taking the order right next to us. The food was good but for these prices you expect a different experience.
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