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Apple International School in Poipet

Postby Aleks » Fri May 02, 2014 12:11 pm

They've been advertising recently. $800-1200 usd p/m . Does anyone know anything about those guys? I realize it's not a proper International school of course. I've been to Poipet once. Struck me as a shithole. Has anyone lived/worked there? What's living there like? Cheers :pissed:
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Re: Apple International School in Poipet

Postby horace » Fri May 02, 2014 12:25 pm

you must be desperate
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Re: Apple International School in Poipet

Postby Aleks » Fri May 02, 2014 12:28 pm

horace wrote:you must be desperate


Nope. I've had an offer from an International school here in PP that pays 1500. But I have to wait till August! :-D
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Re: Apple International School in Poipet

Postby Seller » Fri May 02, 2014 12:32 pm

sounds like he's doing the calculation based on how much he'd save renting a $20 room, earning $1000 as a school teacher, and having a good Poipet lifestyle budget for booze, gambling, and $15 whores by night
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Re: Apple International School in Poipet

Postby andyinasia » Fri May 02, 2014 1:00 pm

Seller wrote:sounds like he's doing the calculation based on how much he'd save renting a $20 room, earning $1000 as a school teacher, and having a good Poipet lifestyle budget for booze, gambling, and $15 whores by night


Oxymoron, if ever there was one. Ten times the salary wouldn't get me out to that Toilet :barf:
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Re: Apple International School in Poipet

Postby Aleks » Fri May 02, 2014 1:14 pm

Seller wrote:sounds like he's doing the calculation based on how much he'd save renting a $20 room, earning $1000 as a school teacher, and having a good Poipet lifestyle budget for booze, gambling, and $15 whores by night



You're a moron! I simply inquired how bad and dangerous (if so) life in Poipet is and whether anyone has experienced living there. There's enough booze & whores in PP, I don't need to go to another end of the country to indulge in those vices.
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Re: Apple International School in Poipet

Postby vladimir » Fri May 02, 2014 1:20 pm

I know the owner of the school.

I have nothing else to add.
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Re: Apple International School in Poipet

Postby Aleks » Fri May 02, 2014 3:43 pm

vladimir wrote:I know the owner of the school.

I have nothing else to add.


Vlad, is it the guy that calls himself 'Winner'? I spoke to him over the phone, and he was assuring me how Poipet is safer than PP. Is the guy trustworthy. PM me if you have any more details. Thanks
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Re: Apple International School in Poipet

Postby Chuangt2u » Sat May 03, 2014 12:29 pm

vladimir wrote:I know the owner of the school.

I have nothing else to add.


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Postby LexusSchmexus » Sat May 03, 2014 1:24 pm

I love all the cryptic talking that goes around here... It's like everyone's speaking in riddles.
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Re: Apple International School in Poipet

Postby Samsara » Sat May 03, 2014 6:32 pm

Never go there. That guy is only an agent who is earning a money once you get the job and he won't give a mind about you if you be alive or killed there. A piece of advice...
Never work there.
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Re: Apple International School in Poipet

Postby Aleks » Sun May 04, 2014 6:48 pm

Samsara wrote:Never go there. That guy is only an agent who is earning a money once you get the job and he won't give a mind about you if you be alive or killed there. A piece of advice...
Never work there.



Cheers for the multiple warnings, lads! I'm staying here in PP then ! :-) :-)
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Re: Apple International School in Poipet

Postby tuski101 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:49 am

I know this is a moribund topic, but since it seems to still come up relatively high in searches I thought I might put in an addendum.

I recently (Feb 2018) did a pilot education project at this school on food education and found the atmosphere there quite typical/usual for a Khmer style international school. The English education seems to be a good value for money and the international teachers there seem to be as equipped as any I have met in PP over the years. Apparently the new owner, as of 2017, is the head of the Poipet Immigration Police, so not the kind of guy who will fuck off with people's money anytime soon.

Whether one would live in Poipet is another question entirely. It's certainly safe now and a lot of the Poipet vices of yore seem to be mostly gone. It's now your typical bastion of Amazon Cafe/Palm Cafe with otherwise little in the way of interesting sights. The night life is still ok. Probably the only selling point is that one has access to Thailand quickly and can be in Siem Reap in a short sprint over a good road.

In short, Apple is fine if you're ok with a provincial Khmer town.

Background: I'm a professor in Japan, US citizen.
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Re: Apple International School in Poipet

Postby jackrossi » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:38 am

I thought you where talking about tuition fees.
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