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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by timmydownawell » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:49 pm

Username Taken wrote:The area on the southern side of Sihanouk Blvd, between Monivong and 51 St / Wat Lanka. Lots of restaurants of varying tastes, bars, gym, walking distance to Lucky Supermarket on Sihanouk Blvd.
I'm midway between there and BKK market, but it's a bit too bland and residential for me. My landlady's family were having a gathering in the front yard and invited to join them for beer and frog cooked in various ways along with a side of home grown (shit free) greens :D So that was nice though. The deep fried battered whole frogs were quite good!

Still haven't decided exactly where I want to be either. I don't want to be in the middle of St 172 or anything, but it'd be nice to have local stores and daytime culture rather than a street of high fences and gates topped with razor wire.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by ExPenhMan » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:58 pm

If you're a Thong Lor guy, then BKK1, between Monivong and Norodom, is the (partial) answer. As far as I know, there's nothing like Prom Phong, Ekamai or Thong Lor in PP -- not even close.

Chbar Ampov looks like a nice area, and even looks relatively clean on the Google Streetview tour I just did. Just have to cross over the bridge to Superduper on 488 or TTP, or whatever.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:29 am

Chbar Ampouv clean...you've obviously never been over there. Closest 'Western' style supermarkets and bars are, as you said, across the bridge and down in TTP.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by Lex » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:27 am

timmydownawell wrote:
Username Taken wrote:The area on the southern side of Sihanouk Blvd, between Monivong and 51 St / Wat Lanka. Lots of restaurants of varying tastes, bars, gym, walking distance to Lucky Supermarket on Sihanouk Blvd.
I'm midway between there and BKK market, but it's a bit too bland and residential for me. My landlady's family were having a gathering in the front yard and invited to join them for beer and frog cooked in various ways along with a side of home grown (shit free) greens :D So that was nice though. The deep fried battered whole frogs were quite good!

Still haven't decided exactly where I want to be either. I don't want to be in the middle of St 172 or anything, but it'd be nice to have local stores and daytime culture rather than a street of high fences and gates topped with razor wire.
Yeah that street doesn't sound like what I'm going for. I understand there isn't going to be Thai-level infrastructure. I'm just looking for the best area with coffee shops, grocery stores, gym, massages, and hopefully a book store. I don't really hate riverside, just wondering what the other popular areas are.

I see a lot of property ads for the Russian Market area.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:10 am

deffo need to have a explore of some surrounding neighborhoods when i get back, im hoping not to get stuck in stuckville again
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by Lex » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:02 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:deffo need to have a explore of some surrounding neighborhoods when i get back, im hoping not to get stuck in stuckville again
SHV seems like more of a place to vacation/retire/quietly run some organized crime. The Penh is a urban hellhole, but it's consistently weird and entertaining, if not always pleasant.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by camborambo » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:21 am

I am living at GSM.
I Do Not need Tuk Tuk.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by John Bingham » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:23 am

That's clever. What else can you do?
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by willyhilly » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:16 pm

Unfortunately there is nowhere really desirable, its all pretty shit really. Jamie should really live in Daun Penh where the action is, for me I would probably go for there as well being young at heart. I lived for years in BKK1 but that was before the building boom.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:16 am

willyhilly wrote:Unfortunately there is nowhere really desirable, its all pretty shit really. Jamie should really live in Daun Penh where the action is, for me I would probably go for there as well being young at heart. I lived for years in BKK1 but that was before the building boom.
i dont mind daun penh because ive spent a lot of time in that neighborhood and im familiar with it and its surroundings ive got my favourite noodle joints etc etc, i prefer not being too close to temptation though if i get my own place
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