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  1. Ministry of Som Tam

    Anybody Else Considering A Move To Cambodia?

    I won't hold my breath for your lecture on Elliott Waves,Bollinger Bands and Fibonacci Retracements if you don't mind!
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    Anybody Else Considering A Move To Cambodia?

    Citibank and Aeon ATMs still don't charge the 150 baht fee in Thailand. Where are citibank ATM's, i am yet to see one Central World,Bangkok,3rd Floor where all the banks are!
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    Anybody Else Considering A Move To Cambodia?

    Citibank and Aeon ATMs still don't charge the 150 baht fee in Thailand.
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    Anybody Else Considering A Move To Cambodia?

    You're obviously blissfully unaware of the fact that 'Forex' is short for Foreign Exchange,do you honestly believe that ATMs are the only places using the Foreign Exchange for currency transactions?Will your 'Forex Trader' be turning up with a brown paper bag full of money and where do you think he will have gotten the money from?The Bank,The Foreign Exchange or both? Your 'Forex Trader' is just dealing in larger amounts than you are and is therefore not paying the retail price like you are,he's still obtaining the funds from the Foreign Exchange or Forex!
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    Anybody Else Considering A Move To Cambodia?

    I know one in Koh Kong,married to an Aussie who owns Bob's Bar there,he told me she can't wait to get 'home' after visiting Thailand these days!
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    Anybody Else Considering A Move To Cambodia?

    Agree on the women, but then I think the Buriram, Surin, Sisaket, etc. area has its beauties. By EE if you mean electrical engineer, I heard there was a lot of hiring due to the fast increase in power generation facilities. In Surin they even speak Khmer,do you think that might have something to do with it?Who wants transparent,stuck-up ironing boards anyway,like most of the younger population of Bangkok?
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    Anybody Else Considering A Move To Cambodia?

    Some folk also cited the easier visa system as an incentive for considering Cambo, but I think you have hit the nail on the head. In any case, a month in Cambo would answer a lot more questions than 500 of these threads. He's only hit the nail on the head if the OP is a fat,bald Cheap Charlie whoremonger who came here to die,not for anyone with any imagination who is interested in learning about the culture in Cambodia.Which after all,is where all Thai culture is from originally,after they stole it from the Khmers! I'm going to take the positive route and believe he's not,maybe he might be interested in exploring the largest and most pristinely preserved temple complex anywhere on the planet also? Why do so many people on here have so little imagination and so little quality of life,it's a self-fulfilling prophecy surely?
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    Anybody Else Considering A Move To Cambodia?

    Maybe he actually has dreams of a country where they can speak and understand English to a reasonable level?Don't want you to just leave your chequebook and F-off back home,genuinely encourage foreign direct investment and businesses,not just use them as a premise to rip you off for every penny you import. Maybe he dreams of a country where if you buy a bar you are actually allowed to go behind the bar of your own establishment (this one just makes me lol!),a place where the male population Is actually worth conversing with and they are genuinely working hard to provide a better life for their families? A place where you can expect to not get bumped off by your relatives,as soon as your significant other gets their greedy,grabbing hands on your assets,while the authorities look the other way and pretend nothing happened? I could go on but I won't,none of the above has happened to me but reading the newspapers it's probably just good luck more than anything I've done!Then again I'm not stupid enough to own a business in Thailand and the only money I bring into the country is the bare minimum I need to survive!
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    Anybody Else Considering A Move To Cambodia?

    Have you been to Cheoung Ek,The Killing Fields and seen The Killing Tree,where they used to hold children by their legs and smash them to death on the tree to save bullets? My point is that everyone in Cambodia just wants to forget about the horrors of the past and just move on,even the acknowledgement of what went on seems too much to bear for most Khmers these days and I do know many Khmers that did live through the full horrors of the Khmer Rouge!
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    Anybody Else Considering A Move To Cambodia?

    True. Especially the latter (I'd been reading about it all for years before I ever went there - and to a great degree all that I read, and have read since, pale in comparison to that visit's impact). Sent from my iPad using ThaiVisa ap I went to Tuol Sleng (S-21) with friends including a lady who was half Chinese-half Khmer and had barely escaped the clutches of the Khmer Rouge as a child,she refused to go inside and sat outside on a bench until we had finished looking around!
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    Anybody Else Considering A Move To Cambodia?

    Joe, I'm always interested to learn more. I'd be most great foul if you could recommend a good book or two on the subject. Thanks. T The Gate by Francois Bizot is an absolute must read,about a French Correspondent fluent in Khmer,who was in Phnom Penh for the takeover by the Khmer Rouge. I think he was the only foreigner to survive capture and imprisonment by the Khmer Rouge but be warned that it is harrowing stuff with no punches pulled!
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