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We have spies at the beach, and since Snooky is a small town not much happens without them finding out about it. And now their best reports are being archived here for posterity.

Bits From The Beach – April 2019

Well this will probably be one if the shortest Bits from the Beach, due to well, most things being same-same and a lack of interesting antics from the non-Sino expats.

There are some interesting photos on social media, showing the new multi-level buildings being erected on sites previously occupied by well-known previously expat managed places such as Reef Resort, Beach Road, Coolabah, Golden Lion Plaza, Ernies burgers/Stevie C’s , Bar from Home, to name a few.

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Bits From The Beach – March 2019

W ell it appears this has been one on the most boring (or normal) periods down by the coast for quite a while. Not a lot has happened, especially in the Barang circles, the craziness of Wet season madness has disappeared. It is so quiet that it appears that one news source is repeating last years story of the bull attack on Kho Rong as if it is current news.

In good old Kamot, there has not been too much happening. Sure you have the usual events of drunken Barangs crashing ...more »

Bits From The Beach – February 2019

Well the big news in the ever dwindling Barang community in Sinoukville is the closing and swift demolition of the long-time Backpacker behemoth the Monkey Republic. Its closure was almost immediate after the announcement and the wreckers did not waste any time in moving in.

That leaves only the Big Easy in that part of beach road, one wonders how long they will last, at least they are doing good business due to a lack of competition. The Big Easy has begun expanding its c ...more »

Bits From The Beach – January 2019

Another of the few Barang drinking establishments remaining in Sinoukville is no longer, Jack and Daniels Bar closed its doors and will become something Chinese orientated of course. It pretty much just leaves the Big Easy and the Monkey Republic as it in that area for places to drink, plus Above Us Only Sky down on the Serendipity end Ochheatal beach, which has been pretty quiet of late.

In the Sinoukville police blotter there has been a fair bit of activity.As it is anot ...more »

Bits From The Beach – December 2014

Lots of talk down on the coast about WP (work permits) recently. A load of PP cops have been taking in the pleasures of Otres beach.

So picture 12 cops walk into your tranquil picturesque bar asking the western owner do you have a work permit "no, do you need one"? According to the cops the answer is yes and if you can’t provide one the fine is an instant $130 and we will be back in a month to check that you have one.

Other business on the beach were fined for also no ...more »

Bits From The Beach – November 2014

The roads of Sihanoukille are very topical this month for a couple of reasons firstly a couple of bad accidents that have caused multiple fatalities.

A middle aged Russian lost control of his high powered automobile slamming into a student riding his moto. The student who was due re retake his exam the next day died instantly. His moto was in several bits proving the Russian was going at some speed. It was rumoured the driver of the speeding car had had a few vodkas.

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Bits From The Beach – October 2014

It has been a bit wet down here recently. But when the sun comes out it is truly splendid.

The 7th annual poker run took place this past month. Many of the old organisers had left or are otherwise engaged and it took a new team to get it up and running. An event that has proven to be the most popular event in the calendar a great way for the expats to meet new & old friends.

The 7th run started downtown at possibly downtowns most popular venue Charlie Harpers the first ...more »

Bits From The Beach – September 2014

Queenco Casino on Victory Beach held the first ever APT poker event in Cambodia at the end of July. Over 40 nationalities were represented with the eventual winner being a Dane who raked in over $27,000 over the 4 day event. He was a tourist who thought it would be fun! Well done mate. The event was reported to be a huge success. The only complaints were about being unable to fly direct to Sihanoukville. Well that is being corrected already with chartered flights now coming ...more »

Bits From The Beach – August 2014

Another fire to report this time it was a boat well in fact three. It was reported that an electrical fire stated the fire but witness statements suggest arson.

The triple decker Sun Boat which has been plying day trips to the islands for some time and the German owner has been quite successful. So jealousy could be a factor especially considering a new contract had been signed meaning a second boat would be needed. The second boat arrived about a week after the fire so bu ...more »

Bits From The Beach – July 2014

At the beginning of the past month what a lot of big bikes there were in town and generally the riders were big boys. The girlie bars were wetting themselves at the thought of doing some brisk business with many bikers from all over SE Asia and further afield. The Rebels club organised a punk band named Psychotic Reactions who went down a storm with the local residents of the normally quiet residential street. They must have wondered what hit them when they complained about t ...more »