Last Days of Serendipity: 'Mick and Craig's' Get Demolished

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Last Days of Serendipity: 'Mick and Craig's' Get Demolished

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:29 pm

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia News: Everything must go ! Another longterm western-run institution has closed down in Sihanoukville.
The well known Mick and Craig's guest house and restaurant, situated between the Golden Lions and Serendipity Road, closed down two days ago, and they are selling off their last bits and pieces on Facebook. The last western bookshop in town, Casablanca, will be bulldozed along with the rest.
The owners say they were forced to move from the premises on the expiry of the lease this month, but they don't have the heart to start again here, and they will be returning to the UK. Good luck to them. I hope their staff have all found jobs to go to.
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The original Mick and Craig's

As the leases expire on the last western and Khmer businesses in the Serendipity-Occheuteal beach areas, we can expect to see the remaining familiar places that are still standing bulldozed to make way for more high rise hotels and restaurants catering for the new Chinese clientele.

The removal of all businesses catering for westerners at the Serendipity beach and pier area in Sihanoukville may have an effect on the numbers of western tourists heading for the nearby islands, Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem. For the moment, the islands have been absorbing many of the holidaymakers and backpackers that used to come to enjoy Sihanoukville's beaches and the laidback nightlife.

However, it would be a mistake to think that Chinese investors do not have plans to welcome Chinese tourists on the islands also. This does not mean the western tourists will not be welcome, but the easy-going island atmosphere will change with the future development. Like Sihanoukville town, before we know it, the islands are likely to change beyond all recognition.
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Re: Last Days of Serendipity: 'Mick and Craig's' Get Demolished

Post by Username Taken » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:50 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:29 pm
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The original Mick and Craig's
No, that's not the original Mick and Craig's.

The original was on Koh Rong Street (might be called St. 110), on the left half of the Angkor Inn guesthouse which was run by a woman called 'Mama'.

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RIP Mick.
Good luck to Craig and Kim.
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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Post by prahocalypse now » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:20 pm

Soon to be replaced by Ming and Qiang's.
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Re: Last Days of Serendipity: 'Mick and Craig's' Get Demolished

Post by Brody » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:27 pm

prahocalypse now wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:20 pm
Soon to be replaced by Ming and Qiang's.
:lol:
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Re: Last Days of Serendipity: 'Mick and Craig's' Get Demolished

Post by Beerinthemorning » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:36 pm

prahocalypse now wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:20 pm
Soon to be replaced by Ming and Qiang's.
+1
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Re: Last Days of Serendipity: 'Mick and Craig's' Get Demolished

Post by jaynewcastle » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:55 pm

Wish the Chinese twats would leave the islands alone
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Re: Last Days of Serendipity: 'Mick and Craig's' Get Demolished

Post by Beerinthemorning » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:28 pm

jaynewcastle wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Wish the Chinese twats would leave the islands alone
Wonder what khmers thought when dread lock elephant pant soap dodgers showed up?
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Re: Last Days of Serendipity: 'Mick and Craig's' Get Demolished

Post by frank lee bent » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:39 pm

Probably thought

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We can gouge them on pineapple prices
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Re: Last Days of Serendipity: 'Mick and Craig's' Get Demolished

Post by prahocalypse now » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:51 pm

Beerinthemorning wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:28 pm


Wonder what khmers thought when dread lock elephant pant soap dodgers showed up?
Something like "these people smell worse than Trapper's underwear".
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Re: Last Days of Serendipity: 'Mick and Craig's' Get Demolished

Post by Felgerkarb » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:21 pm

Beerinthemorning wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:28 pm
jaynewcastle wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Wish the Chinese twats would leave the islands alone
Wonder what khmers thought when dread lock elephant pant soap dodgers showed up?
I am sure they miss them now...and regret ever thinking badly of them...compared to the horde.
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