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  • #1642204
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    Kadin
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    They are demolishing the bridge within two months.

    What are your thoughts?

    The Diamond Island Bridge, where 353 people lost their lives in a stampede during Cambodia’s Water Festival in November last year, will be taken apart and removed within two months, a worker said yesterday.

    Touch Samnang, Diamond Island project manager for Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation, said there was no point keeping the bridge where it was because people were increasingly using the two newly constructed bridges nearby to travel to and from the island.

    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122853654/National-news/koh-pich-bridge-to-be-removed.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=product/quote

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1642205
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    icyfresh
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    They should leave it. Tourists would like to see this, too. It’s part of Khmer history now.

    #1642206
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    sapphirise
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    yeah they should leave it. besides, that was a waste of money to built and then destroy it just like that.

    #1642207
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    Destroy it. Poorly engineered structure ( although you can blame human error, but they should take into account on how this bridge would’ve been used ). Don’t care how much it cost, the lives it cost is worth more.

    [Message last modified 01-03-2012 05:25am by agent0o5]

    #1642208
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    Kadin
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    I agree with ICy and sapphirise.

    They shouldn’t destroy the bridge…keep as a landmark.
    Personally I want to drop by and leave some flowers.

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1642209
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    i’d say keep it up as a memorial if they don’t want to use it as an everyday passageway. When I was there, the bridge always seemed to be blocked off anyway. And if it wasn’t, not too many locals seem to like going over it. As a tourist, I wanted to see it (and walked across it) because it is now part of khmer history, whether good or bad.

    #1642210
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    they probably beleive that the bridge was the curse

    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    They are demolishing the bridge within two months.

    What are your thoughts?

    [quote]

    The Diamond Island Bridge, where 353 people lost their lives in a stampede during Cambodia’s Water Festival in November last year, will be taken apart and removed within two months, a worker said yesterday.

    Touch Samnang, Diamond Island project manager for Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation, said there was no point keeping the bridge where it was because people were increasingly using the two newly constructed bridges nearby to travel to and from the island.

    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122853654/National-news/koh-pich-bridge-to-be-removed.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=product/quote

    #1642211
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    BorossITII
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    I understand why they’d want to tear it down. I honestly think it would have been great to keep it as a symbol to remind Khmer of the tragedy and keep the lesson from it on the back of our minds.

    #1642212
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    BorossITII
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    …so it doesn’t happen again.

    #1642213
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    But Cambodians would probably turn this memorial into a “haunted” place for their ghost stories instead really.

    [i]Originally posted by BorossITII[/i]
    I understand why they’d want to tear it down. I honestly think it would have been great to keep it as a symbol to remind Khmer of the tragedy and keep the lesson from it on the back of our minds.

    #1642214
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    It should be removed. Memorials are overated. I think the families would appreciate the money it took to build this thing instead over the death of their loved ones. Memorials are are trendy in the west. If there must be a memorial, make it a nice looking plaque of sorts or even a statue, but tear the bridge down.

    #1642215
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    My exact thought, khmer people are very superstitious. Im glad they removed it because i wouldnt want to walk on that bridge.

    Originally posted by borospailin
    they probably beleive that the bridge was the curse

    #1642216
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
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    well said.

    [i]Originally posted by VWAaron[/i]
    i’d say keep it up as a memorial if they don’t want to use it as an everyday passageway. When I was there, the bridge always seemed to be blocked off anyway. And if it wasn’t, not too many locals seem to like going over it. [b]As a tourist, I wanted to see it (and walked across it) because it is now part of khmer history, whether good or bad. [/b]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1642217
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    that is a good idea to keep it as a memorial, but they already built a memorial for it. They were probably thinking about the cost of maintainence and of course mixed with a little bit of superstition.

    Koh Pich Memorial Stupa

    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    well said.

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by VWAaron[/i]
    i’d say keep it up as a memorial if they don’t want to use it as an everyday passageway. When I was there, the bridge always seemed to be blocked off anyway. And if it wasn’t, not too many locals seem to like going over it. [b]As a tourist, I wanted to see it (and walked across it) because it is now part of khmer history, whether good or bad. [/b]

    [/quote]

    #1642218
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    Kadin
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    that’s great but I still want to maintain the bridge.
    no substitutes.

    [i]Originally posted by JackTsang05[/i]
    that is a good idea to keep it as a memorial, but they already built a memorial for it. They were probably thinking about the cost of maintainence and of course mixed with a little bit of superstition.

    Koh Pich Memorial Stupa
    [img]http://fainegreenwood.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/stupabillowingsmoke.jpg[/img]
    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    well said.

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by VWAaron[/i]
    i’d say keep it up as a memorial if they don’t want to use it as an everyday passageway. When I was there, the bridge always seemed to be blocked off anyway. And if it wasn’t, not too many locals seem to like going over it. [b]As a tourist, I wanted to see it (and walked across it) because it is now part of khmer history, whether good or bad. [/b]

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    [Message last modified 01-06-2012 02:56am by Kadin]

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1642219
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    Koh Pich Memorial Stupa

    ^That is an ugly memorial. Does the government not want to hire more talented architects?

    #1642220
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    Kadin
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    now that you mention it…
    it looks like a male genital with faces.

    [i]Originally posted by Corey[/i]

    Koh Pich Memorial Stupa
    [img]http://fainegreenwood.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/stupabillowingsmoke.jpg[/img]

    ^That is an ugly memorial. Does the government not want to hire more talented architects?

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1642221
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    so true. asian with their superstitions. we would probably think like them too if we live here.

    [i]Originally posted by agent0o5[/i]
    But Cambodians would probably turn this memorial into a “haunted” place for their ghost stories instead really.

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by BorossITII[/i]
    I understand why they’d want to tear it down. I honestly think it would have been great to keep it as a symbol to remind Khmer of the tragedy and keep the lesson from it on the back of our minds.

    [/quote]

    #1642222
    Avatar of icyfresh
    icyfresh
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    LIKE

    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    well said.

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by VWAaron[/i]
    i’d say keep it up as a memorial if they don’t want to use it as an everyday passageway. When I was there, the bridge always seemed to be blocked off anyway. And if it wasn’t, not too many locals seem to like going over it. [b]As a tourist, I wanted to see it (and walked across it) because it is now part of khmer history, whether good or bad. [/b]

    [/quote]

    #1642223
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    Pisey
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    How much does it cost to take it down!?

    @'-;----
    #1642224
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
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    ^that..I’m not concerned about.
    it gives pple jobs.

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1642225
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    A memorial is a good idea for those who want to remember…

    If I had lost a loved one there, I’d want it torn down. I couldn’t cope with a constant reminder of the tragic event. I wouldn’t want to walk by and see that the bridge is still standing long after the person is gone and memories faded. I’d probably have a breakdown everyday.

    #1642226
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    Kadin
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    ^i can understand that.

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1642227
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    I gues it varies from people to people. For instance there was a girl in Europe who got kidnapped while going to school at an early age. She was confined to the basement and later the upper floor of the house for 10 long years. At 21 she finally manage to escape and alert the authority she forgave the kidnapper whom commited suicide before the arrest. She later took full ownership of the house and is living there to this day.

    [i]Originally posted by linnnie[/i]
    A memorial is a good idea for those who want to remember…

    If I had lost a loved one there, I’d want it torn down. I couldn’t cope with a constant reminder of the tragic event. I wouldn’t want to walk by and see that the bridge is still standing long after the person is gone and memories faded. I’d probably have a breakdown everyday.

    [Message last modified 01-12-2012 11:51pm by Tidus77]

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