Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
KennyF

A heads up on cambodia in general and phenom penh in particular

47 posts in this topic

I might search again tomorrow after they have sold both seats available at this price. (typed 10 things, all bad/sarcastic at CP) so...biting my tongue. Reminds me of Spirit out of FL to Colombia 10 years ago

 

.http://business.inquirer.net/41481/cebu-pacific-to-start-thrice-weekly-flights-to-cambodia%E2%80%99s-siem-reap

 

To launch its newest international route, CEB is offering P888 seats between Manila and Siem Reap from January 27 to 29 or until seats last. These are for travel from April 19 to May 31, 2012.

 

Exactly like Spirit did 10 years ago. But at least we have the facts now. Might try to find a flight tomorrow.

Edited by jusjoseph

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just by the way, a one month TEFL course makes you a qualified teacher here. I met a guy who did the course in Chiang Mai for less than $100 and now he teaches English here for $2000 per month.

 

INCREDIBLY informative, Kenny.

 

I was wondering why you hadn't been on the forum for a while.

 

Seriously, thank you so much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know from experience that English teachers in Phnom Penh have a definite tendency to fluff up their earnings when they're talking to other barangs in the bars, or posting on internet forums. Most are on $10-12 an hour and few are getting more than $15. Quite a lot are also on fairly restricted hours too. The pay in Vietnam and Thailand is better. The pay also hasn't increased for years. The people who own the schools are the ones making the money out of English teaching in Cambodia, not the teachers. In past years enrolment and revenue has increased by an incredible amount but the wages have stayed the same.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Whippy.

 

The classrooms are horror shows from what a few peeps mentioned on another forum..

 

Still, it's not a career move.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brandon asked an important question that I have overlooked, medical assistance.

 

From what I've seen it's about the same as Cebu, good, but not fantastic.

There are American clinics and well trained staff to be found here in PP but costs? I don't know. I would think that costs would be cheaper than Thailand (where they have woken up to all the spare cash we have) but about thesame as RP.

 

It would be worth keeping in mind that this is a far bigger city than most people would imagine. Do a Google map search and you'll see what I mean.

There are also a lot of big money local residents that returned after the genocide period and I'm sure they want top class medical help as much as we do

For members with kids there's Embassy Pediatrics run by American pediatrician Dr Sutton Whitaker, a doctor with 20 yeas working with rug rats.

Oh, and another big plus, no Jolly Bee..

 

 

KinPP

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I heard they opened up a KFC quite recently in Phnom Penh, after the last time I was there.

 

KFC's usually open in Asian countries before Mcdonalds. There was a KFC before a Mcdonalds in both Malaysia and Thailand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Further information will start being posted on Kenny's new forum, Living in Cambodia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Commercial Banner Advertisers

  • Adsbygoogle

    Advert

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Donation Goals

    Modifications, Applications, & Plugins

    Purchase and renewal costs for themes and various features added to the forums.

    $30 USD added to cover PayPal fees.



    $231.01 of $280.00 goal reached.
    Donate Now
    Yearly Hosting Fees

    Yearly web hosting fees, $75 USD / month.

    $30 USD added to cover fees.



    $191.30 of $930.00 goal reached.
    Donate Now
    Software Licensing Renewal Fees

    This goal is 100% funded. Please choose one of the others to support.

    $50 USD every six months for software licensing.

    $15 USD added to cover PayPal fees.



    $115.08 of $115.00 goal reached.
    Donate Now
  • Donation Stats

    • Total Donations
      $537.39
    • Total Fees
      $22.61
    • Total Goals
      $1,325.00
    • Still Needed
      $787.61

    • $537.39 of $1,325.00 goal reached.
  • Adsbygoogle

    Advert

  • Recent Posts

    • 0
      I'm looking for a particular steel (might also come in aluminum) product but know that without a "sample" I'm going to be pretty much SOL finding it here without knowing the real name of it or at least having a picture.  So I think if I describe it here maybe someone will known the name or perhaps a brand name or something.   Here goes...  Take a piece of heavy gauge 1.25" square bar.  Remove about  a 3/4" wide strip from the middle of one side and curl the 2 cut edges back towards the opposite side.  Then down the opposite side put a line of say 3/8" holes all the way down.  Maybe every 5th hole is a double so it's like 3/8"X3/4" slot.  I thought this was called speed bar or rack bar or something like that but Google isn't helping.  What's it called?
    • 2
        http://news.mb.com.ph/2017/02/26/transport-strike-set-for-monday/
    • 28
      Hello to all. Im french that like asia. I speak French German Japanese and English ( english not perfect I apologize) I want to learn tagalog also. Nice to meet all people there. Thanks
    • 0
      I finally had a chance to eat at Cru steakhouse in the Marriott Manila. I heard a few references from our friend @miles-high and thought I would check it out.  Sorry Miles, I was severely disappointed. The wine list was horrible, I mean it was dismal. Come on. They ran out of the best wine on the list after one bottle. I asked if there was a sommelier on staff and the manager came over and informed me they were about to re-do the wine list, "maybe in June or July". What a joke! The wine list was shit. This place is supposed to be "the best" so if you want to be the best then have something other than  a $25 Mondavi Cabernet on the list as a feature. Horrible wine list. I can buy better at Rustans. On this occasion it wasn't about cost, and well,  they couldn't deliver. We asked for a proprietor's list, and it didn't exist. In fact the 'manager' didn't even understand what a "proprietor's list " was. I had to explain it to her. How embarrassing for her, and Marriott.  Regardless it was horrible. I don't mind paying 4-5 or hey, lets get on it and spend 10 times retail for a really good bottle of wine. After all it is allegedly the best steak house in Manila. Well, not even close!  They tried selling me a $25 bottle of Robert Mondavi available in every Walgreens  for 15k PHP. What a load of shit. The best bottle for value  on the menu was an Aussie Shiraz and they only had one bottle available. OK so moving on past the wines, after all its a steakhouse, right? So what about the steaks? Sous vide for the steaks with reverse sear tastes different than a properly cooked steak. I was NOT impressed at all. This was probably the worst experience I've had at a signature Marriott restaurant anywhere in the world.  Avoid at all costs and save your pesos boys. That was a complete waste of my time and money. I could do better getting pissed up at home, with a few  run of the mill steaks from Kroger and about 30 minutes of my time in my outdoor kitchen.  What a huge disappointment. The staff were great but they can only do so much. I blame the food/bev manager at Marriott for this disaster.  Never again starts my thoughts on Cru Steakhouse Manila.     
  • Forum Donation