Sihanoukville, Seen Through the Eyes of a Chinese Blogger

Breaking news from Cambodia can be found here. CEO often finds Khmer news and translates it into English for our readers if it is interesting to expats, locals, Cambodians living abroad and anyone who wants to stay informed of the latest local and international news stories about Cambodia and our neighbors in South East Asia. There are many sources for Khmer news articles and they can all be found here in one place. Most of the media comes out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Sihanoukville, but we cover national Cambodian news from all provinces.
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Post by cptrelentless » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:47 pm

Maybe we could have a Readers' Wives section, like Razzle or Fiesta?
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Post by frank lee bent » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:45 pm

i find the unfounded accusations and criticisms of ceo here pretty surprising.
i note the absence of such elsewhere, despite it being standard practice to plagiarise this site.

no comment on what is certainly the most in depth article on this subject so far.

the critics would do well to remember that this site is essentially a labor of love by the owner, and temper their outrage with that in mind.
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Post by clutchcargo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:22 pm

frank lee bent wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:45 pm
i find the unfounded accusations and criticisms of ceo here pretty surprising.
i note the absence of such elsewhere, despite it being standard practice to plagiarise this site.

no comment on what is certainly the most in depth article on this subject so far.

the critics would do well to remember that this site is essentially a labor of love by the owner, and temper their outrage with that in mind.
Yuh, I think it's a shame the meaty subject and unique insight from chinese eyes got lost after the thread was effectively derailed with what I see as pedantics around forum politics.

Sure, there are some points there about quoting the source of the news and associated mod edits et al but I think these would have been better served under a separate thread imo
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Post by John Bingham » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:52 pm

frank lee bent wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:45 pm

no comment on what is certainly the most in depth article on this subject so far.
I thought it was a great take by a Chinese national on the issues we have been discussing here for a few years.
I posted a few highlights and a link to it about eight hours before it was posted here. I did initially think of posting
it here but knew there was some animosity between the sites so decided not to. The post has gathered 257 views
so far and zero replies. The post here got more than 2000 views so far,
but 99% were bullshit that had nothing to do with the topic.
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Post by frank lee bent » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:06 am

amazing article and confirms what i suspected.
I think there is a fair chance the boom could run out of steam due to a fundamental lack of any real commercial support.
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Post by Big'n » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:42 am

As long as China sees a strategic value in the port at Sihanokville there will be no problem with financial backing.
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Post by offroadscholar » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:53 am

frank lee bent wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:06 am
amazing article and confirms what i suspected.
I think there is a fair chance the boom could run out of steam due to a fundamental lack of any real commercial support.
The online gaming component of the SHV boom should hold up ok with the undersea fiber optic cable at the end of Ocheuteal beach and backup generators to handle town power outages. That will spinoff to support a lot of the other activity like select accommodation/restaurants/whorehouses etc for Chinese workers.
The sector I reckon that could get hit is the low end khmer owned guesthouses being built down every crappy side-street with no chance of any proper infrastructure in the foreseeable future.
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Post by clutchcargo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:07 am

More memorable quotes..
In this extraterrestrial place of the Chinese, crazy dramas about gambling, sex trade, killing, etc. are being performed every day.
Walking on the streets of Sihanouk, you will have a strong illusion of not leaving the country. The shops opened by the Chinese are located in every street of the main city, and the Chinese people are everywhere.
Today, Sihanouk is more like a Chinese city than a Cambodian. Everything is related to gambling
Spinach dog with telecommunications scam carnival base
Chinese people make money, local people eat soil
30 compatriots who were chopped in the early days, only two chose the police and contacted the embassy.
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Post by frank lee bent » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:34 am

The renaming to Westport speaks volumes of the naked proprietary ambition of the PRC.
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Re: Sihanoukville, Seen Through the Eyes of a Chinese Blogger

Post by cptrelentless » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:55 pm

frank lee bent wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:34 am
The renaming to Westport speaks volumes of the naked proprietary ambition of the PRC.
I’m not certain it is a name change, West Port in Mandarin is Xi Han, “she Han” which is quite close to Sihan from Sihanou which is how the locals write it
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