Novembering- 2019 Review #11
November means water festival and an end to the rains (Guns n’ Roses even did a song about it) . It also marks the end of the low season and the gradual return of tourists.
Of course, the bizarre world of Cambodian news continues unabated, whatever the season. Here are a few cold cuts from the smorgasbord of November news stories.
There a few complaints from news newbs regarding October’s review (quote) “Never read such a bad journalistic review. Bad English and no facts.” (3 words were, admittedly in German) and “I read 3 times yet understood nothing” (from a man who wrote ‘Polish food looks nice, but taste, and price… are not very nice. Feeling pityful for their barren food culture‘ – as his status), we must remind those who are a little bit thick that, to see the actual story selected, you need to click on the blue words.
An Indonesian man did his Methxmas shopping early, and got caught.
Viet-French extradited from Bali after 1 ton of cocaine seizure
Lucky break for whaleshark off Kampot coast
A regular fire led police to a big old stash of drugs.
More concrete evidence of corners cut in Sihanoukville construction
Angkorian era bridge buried by land dumping
A gambling scam worth $4.3 billion was busted at home and abroad
Life sentence means a 5 stretch, if you’re a wealthy tycoon
Down and out white dude of the month
LPG site blows up (3rd of the year)
Worst job in Snooky award 2019
Drones, more drones and even more DRONES (don’t fly drones!)
Another bust on the Siem Reap-Manila red eye
There was some sort of thing going on around the borders, for some sort of politics thing.
Infamous SEA Brit raced his last
Erm, strange marriage of year #2
Another dolphin death
Evidence of a Nigerian run smuggling operation to Vietnam appears.
The nation mourned the passing of a princess
And Thai authorities made it clear they didn’t want any illegal gambling nonsense spilling over the border.
Gold Tower 42 shut again, after things fall off an wreck cars, again.
One of the more surreal traffic incidents of the year
Mystery white man pulled from river
Ganja season got underway
Monks exorcised a factory where a worker was brutally murdered
A mentally disabled man was found to have been tied to a tree for a decade.
The great camper convoy of 2019
Crates of fake Aussie wine busted
Condemned hotel torn down in SHK
Ghosts were chased away from a Preah Sihanouk village
Pub Street to go cancer cane free
Chinese dreams shattered in Cambodia
A very bad monk
With one month to go, the irregular visa table of shame looked like this (all will be explained soon)
|Country||People #||Provinces Caught|
|Russian||8||PP||SHK||KEP||(Turkmenistan with RU PP)|
|New Zealand||4||PP||Includes a kid|
|South Africa||2||PP||same guy twice|