Cambodian unease as Chinese turn paradise into Macau

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Cambodian unease as Chinese turn paradise into Macau

Post by whiteribbon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:40 pm

Probably not much new in this UK news article that we haven't read before but I thought the following was quite interesting:
"Cambodians work at the casinos, but some seeking jobs in venues catering to Chinese customers lose out. “One casino boss asked interviewees if they smoked,” a bartender said. “If they didn’t, they didn’t get the job.”
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Re: Cambodian unease as Chinese turn paradise into Macau

Post by xxxxxxx » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:48 pm

SHV stopped being "paradise" long before the relatively recent Chinese invasion. How many "the Chinese are ruining Sihanoukville" threads does a forum need?
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Re: Cambodian unease as Chinese turn paradise into Macau

Post by bangkokhooker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:57 pm

“Chinese people shop inside the China Duty Free mall at Nagaworld hotel and entertainment complex August 4, SIHANOUKVILLE”

really.
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Re: Cambodian unease as Chinese turn paradise into Macau

Post by whiteribbon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:02 pm

I personally don't believe the Chinese are ruining SHV, only posted this because I thought it was interesting to read that now they don't hire you here because you don't smoke while it was the other way around in Europe. If you're not interested @xxxxxxx than don't read or click the link. Easy.
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Re: Cambodian unease as Chinese turn paradise into Macau

Post by whiteribbon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:14 pm

bangkokhooker wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:57 pm
“Chinese people shop inside the China Duty Free mall at Nagaworld hotel and entertainment complex August 4, SIHANOUKVILLE”

really.
What article did you read @bangkokhooker ? Definitely not the one I posted, read it 3 times now trying to find your quote, it's just not in there.
Edit: Ah sorry, it's a quote under a picture they posted, just notice it now!
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Re: Cambodian unease as Chinese turn paradise into Macau

Post by clutchcargo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:15 pm

whiteribbon wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:02 pm
I personally don't believe the Chinese are ruining SHV
You're being sarcastic right?
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Re: Cambodian unease as Chinese turn paradise into Macau

Post by whiteribbon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:23 pm

clutchcargo wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:15 pm
whiteribbon wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:02 pm
I personally don't believe the Chinese are ruining SHV
You're being sarcastic right?
I'm not. It was a horrible when I lived there years before the Chinese came. It might be bad now for other reasons, but I believe the end result will be good. It's just a transition period now.
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Re: Cambodian unease as Chinese turn paradise into Macau

Post by Anchor Moy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:32 am

whiteribbon wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:40 pm
Probably not much new in this UK news article that we haven't read before but I thought the following was quite interesting:
"Cambodians work at the casinos, but some seeking jobs in venues catering to Chinese customers lose out. “One casino boss asked interviewees if they smoked,” a bartender said. “If they didn’t, they didn’t get the job.”
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... ise-macau/
Lol, WR, that sucks. Now that you've stopped smoking, you can't go work in a Chinese casino ? :stir:
(Joke)

The big point about Sihanoukville at the moment is that the Chinese are driving out everyone else, whether you smoke or not. It is destined to be the "New Macau".
For the expats who want to stay in Sihanoukville, you will have to adapt.

I was thinking of starting up a casino in my house called the New New (New) Macau. :Bravo: Don't give up.
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Re: Cambodian unease as Chinese turn paradise into Macau

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:42 am

Having one unit for rent we recently put a billboard on our wall, it took a few days to find the desired expat without having to pay for a realtor. In the meantime my manager received 10 calls a day (and night) from Chinese pressing us to rent them the all building.
While we might be the exception not to have any plan to kick anyone out, we should definitely hurry up and built the same cheap shit as everyone on our leftover land as 25 to 35% return is the norm and from what I see demand is still on an upward trend.

On a side note we are just back from some Europe holidays and people couldn’t understand or maybe rather wouldn’t believe the situation I was describing them until they read one of these mainstream articles about it. Even then and unsurprisingly most were only interested in the Chinese petty crimes not so much about the sociological and economics aspects of this incredible dynamic.
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Re: Cambodian unease as Chinese turn paradise into Macau

Post by that genius » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:50 am

At some stage it will reach saturation point, it will be interesting to watch then.
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