Friday, 18 March 2016

Random Jottings Asia 2016 - Construction and destruction March 2016

Sihanoukville, Cambodia, March 2016 - Destruction and construction.

Everywhere one looks there's construction on the horizon. Big casinos with smart hotels.
So far these iconic statues of Sihanoukville's past have survived, but for how long! A reminder of the towns heyday's mid 60's to mid 70's - until the murderous Khmer Rouge turned up.
Bulldozing the old road to make a 4 lane highway.
These iconic statues, evidence of the past as evidence of the future moves in!
Destruction, will there be another casino?

Oh, another hotel popping up.
Land preparation.
Now its empty, but just a few months ago this ground was home to several beach-side snack and coconut vendors.
All gone, those vendors with character and enthusiasm tending to the needs of tourisst's and locals.
Little reminders of the past

A good spot for another casino!
Faded and chipped, this iconic 1960's statue at Independence beach.

Not my thing.
Odd place to park a plane!
New highway soon.

And another casino.

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