Why Sihanoukville is not deserve to be called SHITHOLE or so-called SHITVILLE

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Re: Why Sihanoukville is not deserve to be called SHITHOLE or so-called SHITVILLE

Post by Samouth » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:30 pm

Thanks anyone who wrote on this thread. I literally forgot that i wrote this thread. :D
បើសិនធ្វើចេះ ចេះឲ្យគេកោត បើសិនធ្វើឆោត ឆោតឲ្យគេអាណិត។

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Re: Why Sihanoukville is not deserve to be called SHITHOLE or so-called SHITVILLE

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:27 pm

Samouth wrote:Have anyone been to mangrove boat trip ? I have never been by myself, but i used to talk people at office of Ream National Park. They organise this kinda trip. For 2 hours trip is 30 dollar and the whole day trip is 50 dollar and they will bring you to an island i am not sure which one. If anyone here have been on this kinda trip. Please kindly write it here thanks.

Did the half day trip many times but a very long time time ago. After that I had my own transports (local boat, jet ski or kayaks) and was accessing from the sea rather than NR4 bridge as the Rangers.

The half day trip was taking visitors to what is now the moon and gulf Chinese beach that you can access by road so I guess it is discontinued.
The full day trip takes you to koh Tmei in addition of the mangrove trip and river mouth section to get there (the river has several arms, the smaller ones if enough water being more interesting to travel)

Your question make me think that a visit to koh kchang village on the other side of the Ream river (access just after the highway toll booth is also long time overdue. The road to this fishermen village used to be very scenic.
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Re: Why Sihanoukville is not deserve to be called SHITHOLE or so-called SHITVILLE

Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:31 pm

Another shitty Sunday morning in Shitville:
Woke up this morning to silence which lasted until 7:10 when the construction work started up. Breakfast outside with a cool breeze coming in from the sea.
Time for a swim to wake up and clear the head. 2 minutes on the bike to clean golden sand and clear green-blue water. The water temperature is perfect.
I took a book but there was plenty of people-watching to do – groups of heads with funny hats bobbing about speaking russian, Cambodian families closer to the shore minding the kids. There are people selling fruit and drinks,but they sit back and wait for the customers who will be along eventually.
When you dive (or flop) into a feeble excuse for a wave and head out to sea, it’s like you’re alone in the world with a few fish for company. It’s getting hot, so back home for a well-earned beer. The construction work has stopped, all is peaceful and that breeze feels great.

That’s when I thought “well, there goes another shitty Sunday morning in Shitville”. :plus1:
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Re: Why Sihanoukville is not deserve to be called SHITHOLE or so-called SHITVILLE

Post by General Mackevili » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:09 pm

Look on the bright side: Only another year until Sihanoukville is out of the transition period (January 1, 2017).
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Re: Why Sihanoukville is not deserve to be called SHITHOLE or so-called SHITVILLE

Post by Samouth » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:12 pm

Barang_doa_slae wrote:
Samouth wrote:Have anyone been to mangrove boat trip ? I have never been by myself, but i used to talk people at office of Ream National Park. They organise this kinda trip. For 2 hours trip is 30 dollar and the whole day trip is 50 dollar and they will bring you to an island i am not sure which one. If anyone here have been on this kinda trip. Please kindly write it here thanks.

Did the half day trip many times but a very long time time ago. After that I had my own transports (local boat, jet ski or kayaks) and was accessing from the sea rather than NR4 bridge as the Rangers.

The half day trip was taking visitors to what is now the moon and gulf Chinese beach that you can access by road so I guess it is discontinued.
The full day trip takes you to koh Tmei in addition of the mangrove trip and river mouth section to get there (the river has several arms, the smaller ones if enough water being more interesting to travel)

Your question make me think that a visit to koh kchang village on the other side of the Ream river (access just after the highway toll booth is also long time overdue. The road to this fishermen village used to be very scenic.
Thanks for this report. I have grown up in Ream but there are so many places down there that i have not checked out. BTW, for the moon and gulf Chinese Beach, you need to pay for entering there. I don't know how much for foreigner, but Cambodian needs to pay two dollars.
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Re: Why Sihanoukville is not deserve to be called SHITHOLE or so-called SHITVILLE

Post by Samouth » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:14 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:Another shitty Sunday morning in Shitville:
Woke up this morning to silence which lasted until 7:10 when the construction work started up. Breakfast outside with a cool breeze coming in from the sea.
Time for a swim to wake up and clear the head. 2 minutes on the bike to clean golden sand and clear green-blue water. The water temperature is perfect.
I took a book but there was plenty of people-watching to do – groups of heads with funny hats bobbing about speaking russian, Cambodian families closer to the shore minding the kids. There are people selling fruit and drinks,but they sit back and wait for the customers who will be along eventually.
When you dive (or flop) into a feeble excuse for a wave and head out to sea, it’s like you’re alone in the world with a few fish for company. It’s getting hot, so back home for a well-earned beer. The construction work has stopped, all is peaceful and that breeze feels great.

That’s when I thought “well, there goes another shitty Sunday morning in Shitville”. :plus1:
I am not sure whether this one is positive or negative report of Sihanoukville. :)

Jamie, we need you to decide. Sihanoukville:.....? Shitville:.........?
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Re: Why Sihanoukville is not deserve to be called SHITHOLE or so-called SHITVILLE

Post by Samouth » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:24 pm

Just a small additional to my lovely home town Sihanoukville. I will try to find more good sides of Sihanoukville and post them down here.

This new established bungalow place called Hidden Valley Resort @ Ream. I found it on facebook about a month ago. I guess this new place would give you guys a very different feeling and experience of Sihanoukville. I guess you wouldn't see many tourists there but locals i guess. I don't know much about this new resort yet. I sent the owner some questions to try to find out more about the place and i wanted to visit there but he didn't reply :(.

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The description of the resort

The Resort

About Hidden Valley Resort

At a distance of approximately 35 kilometers from the Sihanoukville, in a beautiful location on the banks of the Ream River, lies the Hidden Valley Resort. Inspired by the charming local village and commune is a fascinating riverside location, this young company guarantees each visitor an unparalleled tropical experience.

At Hidden Valley Resort we offer a friendly service, comfortable accommodation, a wide choice of activities and a cozy restaurant where you can eat. Guests at the Hidden Valley Resort can enjoy the unique combination of adventure, nature, culture, history, education and entertainment. This makes us resort to a special experience.

The resort is nestled in the natural environment of Open farm land to Mountain Forest and offers stunning river views allowing guests to savor the calm and peaceful atmosphere.

As a resort every effect possible is focus on eco-tourism, we take our responsibilities regarding the protection and sustainable development of the valuable ecological resources and rich biodiversity in and around our resort, very seriously.

Local communities with their unique cultural heritage and proud traditions are actively involved in every aspect of our resort and add to the charm and hospitality of Hidden Valley Resort. Or so adventure is what you're looking for your next eco and tourism, or an inspiring place for business activities such as conferences or rest solely and relaxing activities in a comfortable eco-friendly environment, Hidden Valley Resort is the perfect choice for an unforgettable experience.


I am not sure where this resort is exactly located as the owner didn't reply me. I think this resort is close to my house. it might be located at the river under a bridge along national road number 4. it is called Tek Sap.
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:59 pm

I am not sure whether this one is positive or negative report of Sihanoukville.
Ok, Samouth, this was supposed to be ironic and definitely a plus 1 for Sihanoukville.
If you take away the (ironic) references to Shitville, you will see that I had a fantastic sunday morning here. Those poor people who lve in PP can not even dream about this this: get up in the morning, all is (relatively) quiet, cool natural sea breezes, get to a beautiful beach in 2 mns etc - I feel sorry for anyone who thinks that that equals Shitsville.

Of course there is some shit here, but none in the rest of Cambodia, right ? Peace to you people who spit without tasting the fruit. Personal tastes and all that.
See you all at Xmas on the beach Lol.
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Post by Samouth » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:08 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
I am not sure whether this one is positive or negative report of Sihanoukville.
Ok, Samouth, this was supposed to be ironic and definitely a plus 1 for Sihanoukville.
If you take away the (ironic) references to Shitville, you will see that I had a fantastic sunday morning here. Those poor people who lve in PP can not even dream about this this: get up in the morning, all is (relatively) quiet, cool natural sea breezes, get to a beautiful beach in 2 mns etc - I feel sorry for anyone who thinks that that equals Shitsville.

Of course there is some shit here, but none in the rest of Cambodia, right ? Peace to you people who spit without tasting the fruit. Personal tastes and all that.
See you all at Xmas on the beach Lol.
Nice. I do think that it is a positive review of our lovely Sihanoukville. It is really likely that i am moving to work in Sihanoukville soon. I am trying to get a better job first before my moving. That last time i visited Sihanoukville. I felt like i like it even more.
បើសិនធ្វើចេះ ចេះឲ្យគេកោត បើសិនធ្វើឆោត ឆោតឲ្យគេអាណិត។

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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:28 pm

Samouth wrote:
Anchor Moy wrote:Another shitty Sunday morning in Shitville:
Woke up this morning to silence which lasted until 7:10 when the construction work started up. Breakfast outside with a cool breeze coming in from the sea.
Time for a swim to wake up and clear the head. 2 minutes on the bike to clean golden sand and clear green-blue water. The water temperature is perfect.
I took a book but there was plenty of people-watching to do – groups of heads with funny hats bobbing about speaking russian, Cambodian families closer to the shore minding the kids. There are people selling fruit and drinks,but they sit back and wait for the customers who will be along eventually.
When you dive (or flop) into a feeble excuse for a wave and head out to sea, it’s like you’re alone in the world with a few fish for company. It’s getting hot, so back home for a well-earned beer. The construction work has stopped, all is peaceful and that breeze feels great.

That’s when I thought “well, there goes another shitty Sunday morning in Shitville”. :plus1:
I am not sure whether this one is positive or negative report of Sihanoukville. :)

Jamie, we need you to decide. Sihanoukville:.....? Shitville:.........?
whilst the construction noise is a pain its not something unique to SHV, the lovely beaches on the other hand....

lovely report AM ill be joining you in a few weeks ;)

Sihanoukville 5 - 5 Shitsville :thumb:
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