New Cambodian Dialect - Afrikaans

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New Cambodian Dialect - Afrikaans

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:09 pm

It's crazy the amount of South African refugees (& Namibians) that have settled in Cambodia, particularly Phnom Penh, over the past few years. They're bloody everywhere! It seems whenever I sit down in a bar or restaurant all I hear is Afrikaans being spoken... scrolling through FB a minute ago and I see my go-to sports bar are even advertising in Afrikaans now!
Alle Suid Afrikaners kom kuier saam ons hier by All Sports Bar in Straat 172 , ons het die nuwe restaurant nou klaar..kos , bier en karaoke is op die spyskaart.

So almal is welkom..

Hoop ons sien julle gou..
Scary thing is, most of these Saffers are working as teachers! Gonna have a city full of kids running around speaking in a hideous hybrid Cambodian/Sth African accent :shock:

It appears Cambodia doesn't want them staying long term, as Immigration are continually denying E-type Visas on Arrival to them, and instead issuing them with Tourist VOA's.


:stir:




On the bright side, at least theres plenty of tasty biltong available to buy around town now. :thumb:
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Re: New Cambodian Dialect - Afrikaans

Post by IraHayes » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:55 pm

Couldn’t resist I’m afraid.

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Re: New Cambodian Dialect - Afrikaans

Post by lostjeremy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:57 pm

I've spoken with a few and I think there are more white Zimbabweans in Cambodia than in Zimbabwe.




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Re: New Cambodian Dialect - Afrikaans

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:35 pm

Used to be a lot in Uganda when I worked there, I think they gravitate to poor countries where they still think they can assert themselves and feel a sense of superiority over the locals. The race that time forgot. The post 2 above pretty much sums up my experience based on 7 years on the continent. I've never come across 1 in Thailand which is strange, why would it be any different?
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Re: New Cambodian Dialect - Afrikaans

Post by rozzieoz » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:18 pm

South Africa is in crisis.

I’ve been writing CVs for nine years, with at least 85% of clients from South Africa and Zimbabwe.
My clients are desperate to leave and go anywhere that will have them.

I have clients applying all over the world, it’s just that Cambodia is easier to get into than Australia and New Zealand. Many go to SEA first while they try to relocate elsewhere.
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Re: New Cambodian Dialect - Afrikaans

Post by Sweet Lemon » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:21 pm

Cowshed Cowboy wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:35 pm
I think they gravitate to poor countries where they still think they can assert themselves and feel a sense of superiority over the locals.
No they are fleeing a country where crime is rampant and whites are being persecuted for the color of their skin, and Cambodia is one of the few countries that will take them.
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Re: New Cambodian Dialect - Afrikaans

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:36 pm

rozzieoz wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:18 pm
it’s just that Cambodia is easier to get into than Australia and New Zealand. Many go to SEA first while they try to relocate elsewhere.
This is true, many are just using Cambodia as a stepping stone while they are applying for visas to Oz and NZ.
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Re: New Cambodian Dialect - Afrikaans

Post by explorer » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:40 pm

There was talk in Australia about making the process quicker for them. But the do-gooders stepped in and said you cant discriminate.
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Re: New Cambodian Dialect - Afrikaans

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:48 pm

Sweet Lemon wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:21 pm
whites are being persecuted for the color of their skin,
Yea, SA is a pretty fkd up country at the moment.
Wasn't that long ago it was the other way around in Sth. Africa though.

I've worked with many South Africans over the years, most of them great guys who I trust to have my back when the shit hits the fan, one thing the majority of them have in common though is that they are extremely racist and they dont hide the fact.

Anyway...there's some really good biltong available in PP these days which I'm really happy about!
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Re: New Cambodian Dialect - Afrikaans

Post by rozzieoz » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:53 pm

My clients are not all white South Africans.
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