Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pie in the sky

The proposed new Sokha city on top of Bokor mountain - I feel nauseous!
The Las Vegas-style Sokha Bokor Hotel & Casino - coming your way soon
Sorry to bring you two very depressing pictures, and I appreciate they are just artists' impressions of what the top of Bokor mountain will look like in the future, but anyone who has been there will know how sad this looks. I spotted the pictures on a Sokimex calendar in a Kep beach restaurant and had to show you what the Sokha Group are planning. That's if they don't run out of money first. They are still working on the road to the top - access is currently denied to tourists, unless you can bribe the workers to take you to the top or you fancy a 2-day hike negotiating landslides brought on by the early rains - and with other massive hotel projects also taking place at the same time in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, its not unfeasible that Sokha may have to tighten their belt at some stage and the Bokor project could be the one to suffer. How about they just complete the road and leave it at that! Who needs a golf course, shopping mall, humungous casinos and suchlike on the top of a mountain anyway? And to lighten the day, here's a couple of children photos taken at the wedding in Kompong Trach that I went to on Tuesday.
No such thing as stage fright for these Kompong Trach youngsters
The adorable Belle enjoying an 'ice moment' courtesy of daddy Nick



Blogger janet said...

These development photos look like something out of City of Ghosts--was Matt Dillon a minor prophet?

May 14, 2009 at 5:11 PM  

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