Noise restriction law in Phnom Penh

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Noise restriction law in Phnom Penh

Post by Eveee » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:25 pm

Hi I would to know if there is any law regarding noise restriction, and who I can contact regarding the issue.

A restaurant near my house, Phnom Penh Sea Food, has a roof top "beer garden" that blast loud music 4-5 nights a week, most days till 2-3AM. I've tried calling the restaurant to ask them to either lower their volume or shut the music entirely (which I only request after 12am). I've called at least 10-15 times in the past 2 months. Sometimes they answer their phones and apologize, only to proceed to continue with the music. On certain days they do not pick up my calls at all because they regconise my number.

I understand that they have a business to run, but the rooftop is an open space and they are disturbing their entire neighborhood. Thanks.
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Post by Username Taken » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:29 pm

That restaurant is owned by a very rich and well connected family. There's not much you can do. Perhaps you could move to a quieter location.
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Post by Samouth » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:45 pm

I think you should give it a try to talk to local authority. I believe that Cambodia has a law on noise pollution.
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Re: Noise restriction law in Phnom Penh

Post by bolueeleh » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:48 pm

no really anything u can do, unless u want to find out how much money u need spend for the police to do something
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Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:38 pm

There is actually a law, but good luck getting anyone to enforce that law, especially if the persons responsible for the noise pollution are rich and/or connected.
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Post by Sailorman » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:47 am

I have a set of big horn/bell loud speakers I can sell you. Three or four hours of submarine dive alarm played at max warp volume does some interesting things. It either educates the offenders or brings the police. Either way a win/win. It worked for me.
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Re: Noise restriction law in Phnom Penh

Post by Duncan » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:45 pm

Sailorman wrote:I have a set of big horn/bell loud speakers I can sell you. Three or four hours of submarine dive alarm played at max warp volume does some interesting things. It either educates the offenders or brings the police. Either way a win/win. It worked for me.
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Yea, some of that ting-tong ting-tong wedding music is bound to chase the foreign customers away. But I think you cannot do it by yourself, you need the support of the other neighbours in your area, Even if you have to pay them.
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Post by Retardedwaitress » Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:25 pm

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Post by vladimir » Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:50 pm

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Re: Noise restriction law in Phnom Penh

Post by Lex » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:55 pm

Eveee wrote:Hi I would to know if there is any law regarding noise restriction, and who I can contact regarding the issue.

A restaurant near my house, Phnom Penh Sea Food, has a roof top "beer garden" that blast loud music 4-5 nights a week, most days till 2-3AM. I've tried calling the restaurant to ask them to either lower their volume or shut the music entirely (which I only request after 12am). I've called at least 10-15 times in the past 2 months. Sometimes they answer their phones and apologize, only to proceed to continue with the music. On certain days they do not pick up my calls at all because they regconise my number.

I understand that they have a business to run, but the rooftop is an open space and they are disturbing their entire neighborhood. Thanks.

Unfortunately this is one of those "Always view your potential home at different times of the day and night before moving in" situations. Sorry you're finding out the hard way.

If you've got a extra pillow handy, you can try covering your exposed ear to help muffle the noise. Alprazolam also helps with irritating situations but is pretty addictive.
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