Living In Kampot

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Re: Living In Kampot

Post by ozguyinshv » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:51 pm

JUDGEDREDD wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:48 am
les.kaye wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:41 pm
Thanks for your help - unfortunately - we had already booked & paid for this trip before we realised how bad it was supposed to now be - although our accom (the Secret Garden) still has amazing reviews so it can't be too bad for 3 nights right!
Beachfront & cocktails for 3 days - I can put up with that! :D
Not gonna lie, I'd take the financial hit and go straight to Kampot, it's really not worth spending more time in a dusty, loud, polluted, smelly construction site.

The water and electricity might not work.

After 1 hour I had transport booked for the following day. You can always make money but you can't always make time.

I second this - I would be prepared to lose the money rather than stay in SHV. I worked there from August 2018 - January 2019. Worst place I have ever lived/worked in. Can't believe I even lasted that long.Go straight to kampot
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Re: Living In Kampot

Post by Paulo » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:29 pm

The Secret Garden is in Otres Beach. I haven't been to Otres since last October and it was still OK. I hired a bike and went into Sihanoukville to see if the stories were true. They were true. I looked around for 20 mins then got on the bike back to Otres. I'll never go back to Sihanoukvile. I'd say stay, the beach there is still nice.
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Re: Living In Kampot

Post by tommyruff » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:19 pm

Hi, I'm Australian and my wife is Cambodian. We have just recently bought a block of land at Kampot not far from Starling Farm. 23mx30m block from the starling Farm owner who is developing. I was googling rain water tanks and septic tanks and happened across this forum. I'm not really sure if this land will be an investment or whether we will build on it and use for a semi retirement home to stay a few months every year. I guess I'll have to research more info on what's required to build there.

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Re: Living In Kampot

Post by johnny lightning » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:43 pm

Secret garden is still there and is/was by all accounts a good place. That said I have heard the peace and quiet is shot and the original owners sold up and moved on a few months back so even they must have seen what was coming and didn't like it. If you go through with it let us know what it was like.

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Re: Living In Kampot

Post by Kampoochie » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:01 pm

If you're looking for more peace and quiet 30 minutes further east, check out Kep.
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Re: Living In Kampot

Post by les.kaye » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:58 pm

Thanks for that - Ill go for the 3 days as I do like to make my mind up myself & can't afford to lose the money - I'll respond after I've been! Thanks again!
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Re: Living In Kampot

Post by les.kaye » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:00 pm

Paulo wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:29 pm
The Secret Garden is in Otres Beach. I haven't been to Otres since last October and it was still OK. I hired a bike and went into Sihanoukville to see if the stories were true. They were true. I looked around for 20 mins then got on the bike back to Otres. I'll never go back to Sihanoukvile. I'd say stay, the beach there is still nice.
Thanks Paulo - appreciate the feedback :)
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Re: Living In Kampot

Post by les.kaye » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:02 pm

tommyruff wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Hi, I'm Australian and my wife is Cambodian. We have just recently bought a block of land at Kampot not far from Starling Farm. 23mx30m block from the starling Farm owner who is developing. I was googling rain water tanks and septic tanks and happened across this forum. I'm not really sure if this land will be an investment or whether we will build on it and use for a semi retirement home to stay a few months every year. I guess I'll have to research more info on what's required to build there.

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Thanks for that - do you live there now or in Australia?
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Re: Living In Kampot

Post by les.kaye » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:05 pm

johnny lightning wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:43 pm
Secret garden is still there and is/was by all accounts a good place. That said I have heard the peace and quiet is shot and the original owners sold up and moved on a few months back so even they must have seen what was coming and didn't like it. If you go through with it let us know what it was like.

Johnny
Thanks for that update Johnny - the emails I have received back from the Secret Garden are still being sent by the same peron that had it a fair while ago so that news was interesting - I am certainly still going & will certainly let you know what it is like - thanks again for your feedback :)
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Re: Living In Kampot

Post by les.kaye » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:06 pm

Kampoochie wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:01 pm
If you're looking for more peace and quiet 30 minutes further east, check out Kep.
Yep will stop by & have a look at Kep too - thanks
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