Whats good about Phnom Penh?

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Whats good about Phnom Penh?

Post by Toxic Turtle » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:55 am

Whats good about PP?

Outside of the bars and tourist attractions, is it so underdeveloped?

In Panama City, Panama theres many happy ending and boom boom massages but theres also a ton of positive diversity, economic, and business growth. Safety, nice river walk and wet markets, highrise hotels and clubs, beautiful clean beaches, safety, whores on every corner downtown next to casino, but fun nice good and cafes, UN, City of knowledge, nasa research center and FSU.

Am i being unfair and abrasive by comparing and contrasting the two? Please help me understand, and its or your appeal.

Purely for mongering, and cheapness or? COL?
QOL v COL?

Whats a "normal" day/life in the City of PP?
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Re: Whats good about PP?

Post by John Bingham » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:59 am

We get good trolls.
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Re: Whats good about PP?

Post by Beerinthemorning » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:06 am

John Bingham wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:59 am
We get good trolls.
As i sayed before, it takes one to know one.
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Re: Whats good about PP?

Post by Rogue » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:07 am

John Bingham wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:59 am
We get good trolls.
You must be referring to Vlad, That Genius. More to the troll side than the good side!
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Re: Whats good about PP?

Post by Toxic Turtle » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:09 am

Are you otherwise intimidated by the legitimacy of this post and thwarted to reply out of embarassment or lack of drunken will-power?
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Re: Whats good about PP?

Post by shnoukieBRO » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:45 am

It's always gonna be interesting comparing Latin America with Asia.

Let's talk about Costs Toxic Turtle? The other thing is that Asia has a safer feel than say Latin America where mugging are frequent
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Re: Whats good about PP?

Post by Kuroneko » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:55 pm

Toxic Turtle wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:55 am
Whats good about PP?

Outside of the bars and tourist attractions, is it so underdeveloped?

Whats a "normal" day/life in the City of PP?
Normal life in Phnom Penh depends on many things, employment interests etc. The residents in my condo are Chinese, Khmer and Thai, they jump in their cars in the morning and commute and keep themselves to themselves. I might see a few of them around the pool in the evening or at weekend.

Phnom Penh is very well developed with respect to property, restaurants, wine bars and general amenities. Imported French wine and foods are available easily and at reasonable cost. There are a few top class hospitals and dental facilities available, which is important.

What follows is partially a cut and paste of my reply to a similar thread on TOF, and my perspective on living here. I lived in Thailand for a while in the '80's and moved to work in Phnom Penh in 1996. I have lived in most areas of the city and for the last five years I moved to the Chroy changvar peninsular on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, it is very quiet and, scenic and only about 5 kilometres outside the city. It take about ten or fifteen minutes to get to the riverside, or central market by moto, and not much longer to get to many of the restaurants around the city.

There are a number of good appartments and condos to live, in Chroy Changvar including Mekong Gardens http://www.mekong-gardens.com/ which is on the banks of the Mekong River, Prices start at around $450/m. The Mekong River View http://www.mekongviewtower.com/mekongi/index.htmlprices start about $550/m and Belvue http://bellevueservicedapartments.com/gallery/ Not sure of prices here. There are also other properties listed on the local real estate sites.

I like living in Phnom Penh partially for its French influence.I can get good quality French wine here at very good prices, and imported French foodstuffs such as cassoulet, duck confit, fois gras, and various cheeses at the Thai Houat market at what I regard as reasonable prices. There are a number of bakeries supplying good baguettes, and also suppliers of good English, French and German sausage.

While some parts of Phnom Penh do suffer from gridlock at times if you pick your area it is an easy city to navigate. I moved to Chroy Changvar partly because of easy access to the city. I do about 1000k a month on my moto and rarely have traffic problems. In addition to the many bars, the city is a great place for restaurants and wine bars eg Bouchon http://phnom-penh.leboost-cambodia.com/ ... r-168.html Open Wine restaurant http://www.openwinerestaurant.com/
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Re: Whats good about PP?

Post by Brody » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:05 pm

Rogue wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:07 am
John Bingham wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:59 am
We get good trolls.
You must be referring to Vlad, That Genius. More to the troll side than the good side!
Add jw85 to that list.
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Re: Whats good about PP?

Post by Toxic Turtle » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:51 pm

shnoukieBRO wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:45 am
It's always gonna be interesting comparing Latin America with Asia.

Let's talk about Costs Toxic Turtle? The other thing is that Asia has a safer feel than say Latin America where mugging are frequent
but thats the thing, while certainty COL is exponentially cheaper or perhaps more "fun" in Cambodia, i just dont see the development, and an otherwise stark contrast in terms of legitimately genuine entertainment, or the ability to create or maintain a positive network of friends within the city,..

mugging are perhaps frequent "in LA" although im not sure what specific countries you are referring to, LA is huge..
but, look at all the OD's, murders, drunk driving accidents, B&E's, and robberies in PP. were you being optimistic, or sarcastic when you mentioned muggings v. PP? :(
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Re: Whats good about PP?

Post by Kayve » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:56 pm

Kuroneko wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:55 pm
Toxic Turtle wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:55 am
Whats good about PP?

Outside of the bars and tourist attractions, is it so underdeveloped?

Whats a "normal" day/life in the City of PP?
Normal life in Phnom Penh depends on many things, employment interests etc. The residents in my condo are Chinese, Khmer and Thai, they jump in their cars in the morning and commute and keep themselves to themselves. I might see a few of them around the pool in the evening or at weekend.

Phnom Penh is very well developed with respect to property, restaurants, wine bars and general amenities. Imported French wine and foods are available easily and at reasonable cost. There are a few top class hospitals and dental facilities available, which is important.

What follows is partially a cut and paste of my reply to a similar thread on TOF, and my perspective on living here. I lived in Thailand for a while in the '80's and moved to work in Phnom Penh in 1996. I have lived in most areas of the city and for the last five years I moved to the Chroy changvar peninsular on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, it is very quiet and, scenic and only about 5 kilometres outside the city. It take about ten or fifteen minutes to get to the riverside, or central market by moto, and not much longer to get to many of the restaurants around the city.

There are a number of good appartments and condos to live, in Chroy Changvar including Mekong Gardens http://www.mekong-gardens.com/ which is on the banks of the Mekong River, Prices start at around $450/m. The Mekong River View http://www.mekongviewtower.com/mekongi/index.htmlprices start about $550/m and Belvue http://bellevueservicedapartments.com/gallery/ Not sure of prices here. There are also other properties listed on the local real estate sites.

I like living in Phnom Penh partially for its French influence.I can get good quality French wine here at very good prices, and imported French foodstuffs such as cassoulet, duck confit, fois gras, and various cheeses at the Thai Houat market at what I regard as reasonable prices. There are a number of bakeries supplying good baguettes, and also suppliers of good English, French and German sausage.

While some parts of Phnom Penh do suffer from gridlock at times if you pick your area it is an easy city to navigate. I moved to Chroy Changvar partly because of easy access to the city. I do about 1000k a month on my moto and rarely have traffic problems. In addition to the many bars, the city is a great place for restaurants and wine bars eg Bouchon http://phnom-penh.leboost-cambodia.com/ ... r-168.html Open Wine restaurant http://www.openwinerestaurant.com/
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