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Chinese tourists to Cambodia exceed 1 mln in 5 months

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11 hours ago, Scouse123 said:

 

They only have Sihanoukville for their boats, and the place is now a Chinese colony without any law and order, all the Chinese head there for the casinos, so they are not interested in looking around a country in a tour bus!

 

Westerners have left and the poor off Cambodian locals can no longer afford to live there.

 

Any Cambodian small businesses have been largely squeezed out as the Chinese only do business with each other. As long as Hun Sen's bank account keeps getting topped up, all is well in the dictatorship and his despotic regime.

Did Sihanoukville even had any law and order ?   

I thought about going there for my dirty old man vacation. 

I read from English language tour books that the police there required a 20usd fee to file a theft report.  

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7 hours ago, Johnnyngai said:

Did Sihanoukville even had any law and order ?   

I thought about going there for my dirty old man vacation. 

I read from English language tour books that the police there required a 20usd fee to file a theft report.  

 

 

The police there and in and around Cambodia in general, are fairly horrible creatures that even make the Thai police look decent. Because of ridiculous low wages, they are totally corrupt and it isn't going to change anytime soon.

 

They can't be trusted to do their jobs, and I found the higher up the chain of command, they tended to be dismissive of foreigners when they even speak to you, as though they are some kind of higher species as opposed to corrupt lowlifes. When I had a local address for a bank account, it needed verifying, which is merely a police signature and stamp, they wanted $25 for that.

 

I even recall a situation one time in Siem Reap, my friends had a guesthouse / small hotel and they had a fire due to an electrical fault. The 'fire police '  their name given to the Fire brigade, refused to attend, they had asked for a crates of beer on arrival, if they were to turn out.

 

My pals called the actual owner of the property a local influential Cambodian, and after a few phone calls they eventually turned up.

 

It makes me wonder sometimes what expats on here talk about relocating to Cambodia, if they really know what it is really like.

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10 hours ago, Scouse123 said:

 

 

The police there and in and around Cambodia in general, are fairly horrible creatures that even make the Thai police look decent. Because of ridiculous low wages, they are totally corrupt and it isn't going to change anytime soon.

 

They can't be trusted to do their jobs, and I found the higher up the chain of command, they tended to be dismissive of foreigners when they even speak to you, as though they are some kind of higher species as opposed to corrupt lowlifes. When I had a local address for a bank account, it needed verifying, which is merely a police signature and stamp, they wanted $25 for that.

 

I even recall a situation one time in Siem Reap, my friends had a guesthouse / small hotel and they had a fire due to an electrical fault. The 'fire police '  their name given to the Fire brigade, refused to attend, they had asked for a crates of beer on arrival, if they were to turn out.

 

My pals called the actual owner of the property a local influential Cambodian, and after a few phone calls they eventually turned up.

 

It makes me wonder sometimes what expats on here talk about relocating to Cambodia, if they really know what it is really like.

one of the first things i learned in the west was to avoid the police at all costs, so that doesnt worry me, Ive had nothing to do with them. except the old guy downstairs who keeps telling me hes police and showing me his gun as if hes trying to scare me but I just ignore him

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On 7/11/2019 at 3:29 PM, Geoffggi said:

Best of luck, I hope all of the Chinese go there....!!!

yes and all farangs go back where there come from for good measure

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On 7/11/2019 at 3:36 AM, geovalin said:

More than 1.1 million Chinese tourists had visited Cambodia in the first five months this year, an increase of 40 percent over the same period last year

I just delete Cambodia from my list then, it will only get worse.

I've been told the Chinese do not like the Vietnamese very much, especially up in the north, maybe my next holiday will be among the friendly Vietnamese people. 

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4 hours ago, balo said:

I just delete Cambodia from my list then, it will only get worse.

I've been told the Chinese do not like the Vietnamese very much, especially up in the north, maybe my next holiday will be among the friendly Vietnamese people. 

The Vietnamese are desperately poor, just like China twenty year ago. 

They will smile at you and rob you blind.  I was in HCMC for 10 days two years ago.  

The Thais are not as poor and not as desperate.  I will stick with Thailand.  

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22 hours ago, Scouse123 said:

 

 

The police there and in and around Cambodia in general, are fairly horrible creatures that even make the Thai police look decent. Because of ridiculous low wages, they are totally corrupt and it isn't going to change anytime soon.

 

They can't be trusted to do their jobs, and I found the higher up the chain of command, they tended to be dismissive of foreigners when they even speak to you, as though they are some kind of higher species as opposed to corrupt lowlifes. When I had a local address for a bank account, it needed verifying, which is merely a police signature and stamp, they wanted $25 for that.

 

I even recall a situation one time in Siem Reap, my friends had a guesthouse / small hotel and they had a fire due to an electrical fault. The 'fire police '  their name given to the Fire brigade, refused to attend, they had asked for a crates of beer on arrival, if they were to turn out.

 

My pals called the actual owner of the property a local influential Cambodian, and after a few phone calls they eventually turned up.

 

It makes me wonder sometimes what expats on here talk about relocating to Cambodia, if they really know what it is really like.

Some of the expats walked around their five star hotels areas a few times,

and they think they know the whole country.   

 

The one thing I need is modern medicine. 

Every time I went to ordinary clinics in China or Thailand, 

I always ended up receiving old medicines that are no longer being manufactured in the West.  

  

 

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On 7/11/2019 at 4:43 AM, Isaan sailor said:

China preys on poor countries.  Thailand, with your rising Baht—looks like you’re next...

Or is it, poor countries turn down generous offers from Western countries, and ended up with low ball offers from China ? 

 

Or is it, first world countries don't want to go into dirty third world countries, and the hungry Chinese took the leftovers ? 

 

Or is it, with China's recent third world background, most poor countries look up to China as their hero ? 

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Quote from Scouse123:-

"It is a Chinese enclave"

 

Yes indeed, officially known as the Chinese Special Economic Zone and Huawei is laying a new under sea communications cable connecting it with Hong Kong.

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