I just came across this fascinating press release on my new Southeast Asia Journal news aggragator site. The PR features information about Sihanoukville’s past as well as more positive information about its present and future potential. The article concludes with these words:
After 30 years of housing only ghosts, the Independence Hotel is up and running again, more and more Khmers and expats have settled down to run bars and restaurants, and the knowledge of what the New York Times dubbed “Asia’s next trendsetting beach” is starting to spread.
Articles like this are popping up almost daily, replacing the old backpacker’s blogs about “Snookyville” as a destination for intrepid backpackers and those who want to lose themselves in drink or drugs in the “Wild West” of SE Asia. Why not come and see Sihanoukville yourself?