Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

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Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby George89 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:32 pm

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to ask a basic q about areas in Pnom Penh..

My girlfriend and I are looking at flats around Pnom Penh, Russian Market , BKK2/3 and also Boung Trabek.

We have some Cambodian friends who seem to be in the know and say that Russian market / Boung Trabek are dangerous areas...

We have found some nice flats in BT area, so were disappointed to hear that..anyway, just wanted to get some advice from you all..is there any truth to that from your exp ?

Thanks a lot

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Re: Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby Just Robbed » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:02 pm

It's all dangerous if you walk around.
Most hold ups on barangs occur in affluent bkk1.
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Re: Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby PSD_Kiwi » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:16 pm

Cambodians tell foreigners everywhere is dangerous in Cambodia.

Use a bit of common-sense and you'll be fine. Russian Market & BT are quiet & safe.
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Re: Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby Lucky Lucan » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:24 am

Boeung Trabek has some very dodgy areas to the south of st 105. Check it out on Google street-view or drive down there if you don't believe me. Outside of a few slum areas like that it's no big deal, but I'd stay in BKK 1 if I were you, you don't seem to have too many street smarts.
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Re: Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby ricecakes » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:40 am

Once TTP starting going to the dogs and hipsters we moved over the road and lived in BTP for 5 years and loved it. I wouldn't walk around there late at night necessarily if i was a clueless donk but....it is a great local suburb and getting pricier by the year.
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Re: Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby gavinmac » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:22 am

ricecakes wrote:Once TTP starting going to the dogs and hipsters we moved over the road and lived in BTP for 5 years and loved it. I wouldn't walk around there late at night necessarily if i was a clueless donk but....it is a great local suburb and getting pricier by the year.


One might say it's an amazing place to live.
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Re: Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby sounds_never_seen » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:28 am

BTP for the win! Indeed a nice (amazing) place to live, like a little village of its own. Except when Styx unleashes its fury like two or so weeks ago, that is.

Quite a few posters living there iirc, I sometimes wonder if one of the 3.5 whities walking/driving around my block is a 440er.
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Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby ricecakes » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:46 pm

gavinmac wrote:
ricecakes wrote:Once TTP starting going to the dogs and hipsters we moved over the road and lived in BTP for 5 years and loved it. I wouldn't walk around there late at night necessarily if i was a clueless donk but....it is a great local suburb and getting pricier by the year.


One might say it's an amazing place to live.

Well...logos and I used to sit out purveying our neighboring territory saying how amazing it was that clueless cunts like you hadn't found it..so..yes.

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Re: Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby son of vladimir » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:03 pm

gavinmac wrote:
ricecakes wrote:Once TTP starting going to the dogs and hipsters we moved over the road and lived in BTP for 5 years and loved it. I wouldn't walk around there late at night necessarily if i was a clueless donk but....it is a great local suburb and getting pricier by the year.


One might say it's an amazing place to live.


But god forbid someone claim it's cheaper.
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Re: Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby son of vladimir » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:04 pm

ricecakes wrote:Well...logos and I used to sit out purveying our neighboring territory saying how amazing it was that clueless cunts like you hadn't found it..so..yes.


Did you sit side by side, or opposite each other?

It's relevant, ducky.
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Re: Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby GMJS-440 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:14 pm

Khmer440 is not safe, that’s a certainty.
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Re: Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby son of vladimir » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:59 pm

True...I get a Khmer friend to check dark alleys for murderers, thieves, dodgy accountants, etc. and he does a fair job, but one or two always slip through, lurking in the shadows, religious nutjobs who stopped taking their medication years ago...
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Re: Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby florian » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:50 pm

I don't think it's possible to tell if any of those areas are safer or less safe than others.
Transportation to wherever you will be going on a daily basis is a far more significant issue.
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Re: Safe / Not safe areas of Pnom Penh

Postby Mèo Đen » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:03 pm

son of vladimir wrote:True...I get a Khmer friend to check dark alleys for murderers, thieves, dodgy accountants, etc. and he does a fair job, but one or two always slip through, lurking in the shadows, religious nutjobs who stopped taking their medication years ago...

I think I have met some of your "team" around Phnom Penh before :grin:

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