What's up with Kampot ? Is it next in line ?

This is a part of our Cambodia forums to chat about anything Cambodia-related. This discussion forum is at the top of our site because it's usually the busiest part of the expat community chatter with random topics on just about everything, including expat life, Khmer politics, Cambodian blogs we have or have come across, or whatever else our members want to discuss. Whether you're an expatriate, tourist, Cambodian or random traveler just passing through South East Asia, you are welcome to talk about anything or start new topics yourselves.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 29068
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1292
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

What's up with Kampot ? Is it next in line ?

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:41 am

Kampot looks like the next destination on the Chinese hit-list - sorry, development project list. The discussions on Kampot are all over the forum and hard to find, so here's a Kampot thread for general discussion: Old Kampot, new Kampot, what's happening, and what are the future plans ?

This is a thread from the business forum on the new Kampot development project on the coast nearby:
Kampot: $18M ADB plan for new town and seaport.
business-and-finance/kampot-18m-adb-pla ... 12321.html

Image
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
frank lee bent
Expatriate
Posts: 11329
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 4:10 am
Reputation: 2066
United States of America

Re: What's up with Kampot ? Is it next in line ?

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:27 am

definitely
offroadscholar
Expatriate
Posts: 243
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Reputation: 58
Australia

Re: What's up with Kampot ? Is it next in line ?

Post by offroadscholar » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:37 am

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:41 am
Kampot looks like the next destination on the Chinese hit-list - sorry, development project list. The discussions on Kampot are all over the forum and hard to find, so here's a Kampot thread for general discussion: Old Kampot, new Kampot, what's happening, and what are the future plans ?

This is a thread from the business forum on the new Kampot development project on the coast nearby:
Kampot: $18M ADB plan for new town and seaport.
business-and-finance/kampot-18m-adb-pla ... 12321.html

Image
There's a new cement wharf about 6km Sth of Kampot town. Last time I looked it appears work has stopped on that site. Guessing its the red square on the map.
pczz
Expatriate
Posts: 2158
Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:00 pm
Reputation: 387
Location: phnom penh
Great Britain

Re: What's up with Kampot ? Is it next in line ?

Post by pczz » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:01 pm

offroadscholar wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:37 am
CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:41 am
There's a new cement wharf about 6km Sth of Kampot town. Last time I looked it appears work has stopped on that site. Guessing its the red square on the map.
Red Sqare seems appropriate
King Keil
Expatriate
Posts: 555
Joined: Wed May 28, 2014 11:47 pm
Reputation: 128
Armenia

Re: What's up with Kampot ? Is it next in line ?

Post by King Keil » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:41 pm

Who cares, it is fucking boring after a week and too many tourists.
But they are developing something that for sure because there is an huge number of lorries going through that town at any time of the day.
User avatar
frank lee bent
Expatriate
Posts: 11329
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 4:10 am
Reputation: 2066
United States of America

Re: What's up with Kampot ? Is it next in line ?

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:59 pm

yeah, you need a reason to be in Kampot for more than 3 nights. nice quiet decompress from city life- Takeo is better for that!
there are a lot of people here with litttle hobby farms scattered through the countryside- lot of French with pensione styl gh- and many more building.
there is an Amazon style cafe in the rice paddies near me- and doing plenty of trade!
locals mostly.
User avatar
that genius
Expatriate
Posts: 4065
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:53 am
Reputation: 960
Sweden

Re: What's up with Kampot ? Is it next in line ?

Post by that genius » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:08 pm

I can think of a very good reason to visit Kampot...honey, pepper, see the bee-man
User avatar
lordofmisrule
Expatriate
Posts: 88
Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:22 am
Reputation: 10
Great Britain

Re: What's up with Kampot ? Is it next in line ?

Post by lordofmisrule » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:41 pm

I hear Fish Island is next for major development, Chinese or not I have no idea.
User avatar
kgbagent
Expatriate
Posts: 694
Joined: Sun May 18, 2014 7:19 pm
Reputation: 153
Cambodia

Re: What's up with Kampot ? Is it next in line ?

Post by kgbagent » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:11 pm

The red square or the other bit - hard to tell really - is the development of the new international ferry terminal with ferry services planned for Phu Quoc, Snooky, Koh Rong and Koh Kong. Meant to have full customs and immigration controls as well.

The main developments are about 12km out of town on the Snooky road - a deep sea container port / refinery / rice mill factory / smaller port. Also lots of factory spaces cleared and flattened already in the area. Have a look from the top of Bokor and you can see whats going on. Got some spare dosh lying around then buy some land out there and wait for the Chinese to buy it. Makes total sense as the train line is 1km away and space already cleared for sidings. The new highway between Snooky and PP is 30 mins away. Land is also reserved alongside the railway tracks for the 4 lane Kampot bypass that will connect to the planned 4 lane Kampot - PP road as well.

You can sorta tell from these photos but it is a bit far for a phome camera to zoom

ImageImageImageImage
User avatar
frank lee bent
Expatriate
Posts: 11329
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 4:10 am
Reputation: 2066
United States of America

Re: What's up with Kampot ? Is it next in line ?

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:32 pm

great pics! thanks a lot for taking the time to post them- gives some perspsective on the scale of this single element of new development here.

on the mundane side of things the traffic popo are in gestapo mode here; undoubtedly economic /social engineering- easy to sell legal bikes here now!
not sure if cleanup per HE instructions regarding masses of dodgy motos or the new governor, who seems keen to clean up CRIME and perhaps general non compliance.
they change the trap location twice a day and target selective enforcement issues on a rolling basis
for example, todays' pogrom was helmets.
wearing helmet-not stopped.
tomorrow probably mirrors.

they will civilize the place and make everyone drive compliant motos.
i don't even have a plate so i have to dodge them.
even use tuktuks
fuckers are like the .mil in precision placing chokepoints on river crossings. bit of a shame as it was laissez faire before in terms of plates, tax and cards. Kampot has been kind of a transition zone to Vn in many ways informally up until now.

chinese are crawling the place like mad via khmer chen agents
seller's market
it is full bubble mode in terms of the initial hunt
Kampot is a notably clean place, with not many bad smells or mountains of rubbish.
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AndyKK, Anthony's Weiner, Cowshed Cowboy, Google [Bot], lurcio, Old8404, orussey98, PSD-Kiwi, simon43, SINUS, Whatsupdoc and 381 guests