Questions about Siem Reap

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Questions about Siem Reap

Postby jp_mtl » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:03 am

Hello.

I'm thinking of moving in Siem Reap.

- I see a lot of discussions about finding a flat/house in PP and Sihanoukville, but no discussion about SR. How difficult is it to find a 1br/small studio for 100 to 200$/month? Are there any good areas, and areas to avoid?

- How walkable is it as a city? Guidebooks seems to suggest it is fine to walk around, but from the pics I've seen of the city, it doesn't seem like so.

- What is the best Internet provider? Is having a passport enough to get an internet connection?

- Is the Royal Angkor International Hospital decent enough to take care of every medical problem? How much does a consultation cost?

That's all I can think of so far. I'm sure I'll have many more questions. Thanks in advance for any help. :P
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Postby Fox Mulder » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:04 am

I see a lot of discussions about finding a flat/house in PP and Sihanoukville, but no discussion about SR. How difficult is it to find a 1br/small studio for 100 to 200$/month? Are there any good areas, and areas to avoid?
Im sure you can find apartments in that price range but you would have to look hard. $300/month is probably more reasonable.

What is the best Internet provider? Is having a passport enough to get an internet connection?
There is no "best ISP" They all overcharge and they all have sluggish speeds. Other then a passport you will need to show a lease agreement or similar to get internet.

Is the Royal Angkor International Hospital decent enough to take care of every medical problem?
No!
How much does a consultation cost?
About a months rent.
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Re: Questions about Siem Reap

Postby SunSan » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:44 pm

jp_mtl wrote:Hello.

I'm thinking of moving in Siem Reap.

- I see a lot of discussions about finding a flat/house in PP and Sihanoukville, but no discussion about SR. How difficult is it to find a 1br/small studio for 100 to 200$/month? Are there any good areas, and areas to avoid?

- How walkable is it as a city? Guidebooks seems to suggest it is fine to walk around, but from the pics I've seen of the city, it doesn't seem like so.

- What is the best Internet provider? Is having a passport enough to get an internet connection?

- Is the Royal Angkor International Hospital decent enough to take care of every medical problem? How much does a consultation cost?

That's all I can think of so far. I'm sure I'll have many more questions. Thanks in advance for any help. :P

I paid 60USD for a room with attached bathroom and kitchen in a garden. If it's a western style appartment you want, as Fox and more.
The city is walkable but for longer distances use a mototaxi.
The RAIH can get you a seat on any Bangkok Air flight to Bangkok. Fee for registering used to be 70USD. It's a lousy hospital.
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Postby jp_mtl » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:07 pm

SunSan and Fox: thanks for your answers.

Hum... I'm not sure what to think now. No decent hospital, "expensive" rent, crappy Internet. :? Hum...
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