Authorities clear furniture from Sihanoukville beach—again

Outdoor tables and chairs belonging to bars and restaurants on Sihanoukville’s Serendipity Beach were removed by local authorities on Tuesday as part of a campaign to beautify the city’s beaches by ridding them of illegal commercial activity, an official said on Wednesday. ...

Peter Ford and Buth Kimsay

Beachfront evictions begin in Sihanoukville

Authorities in Sihanoukville followed through with their long-threatened eviction of vendors from the end of the popular O’Chheuteal beach on Saturday afternoon, demolishing nearly 100 structures along the 2 km strip known locally as Ariston.   ...

Peter Ford and Ouch Sony

S’ville gov’t enforcing safety regulations in wake of ferry disaster

After a boat capsized and sank off Sihanoukville last week, ferry company managers say local police have begun strictly enforcing safety regulations and rough weather warnings, in a dramatic shift from the city’s relaxed attitude toward boat safety. ...

Jonathan Cox

Otres ditch dwellers still fighting for ‘their land’

Police and military officials violently evicted more than 100 families from their homes in Burnt Bridge village, just south of Sihanoukville, in 2007. Many of the families made temporary shelters with wood, plastic, and corrugated metal on a road behind Otres Beach.   Almost nine ...

Jonathan Cox and Ros Chanveasna

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