There is a heightened security threat to Western executives and interests throughout Cambodia, this includes the areas of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.
Exercise high caution, particularly at night and in commercial and public establishments (hotels, clubs, restaurants, bars, schools, places of worship), outdoor recreational events, and tourist areas.
Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville are classified as dangerous due to street crime, targeting Western executives. Along the riverfront in Phnom Penh and on beaches in Sihanoukville has a high risk of armed assaults. Many Western tourists and visiting Western executives have been injured in the course of assaults and armed robberies. Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville has violent criminals on motorcycles that grab bags and briefcases from pedestrians.
Armed Bandits roam the streets of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, as well as on routes between Snoul, Kratie and Stung Treng in the northeastern provinces of Cambodia. Avoid the outskirts of Phnom Penh due to the high rate of violent crime in the area. Keep within the inner city area. When visiting the country on executive protection assignments, make your client disappear off the radar screen by not attracting attention, avoiding the ill-disciplined police and military personnel, and by staying cautious every step of the way.
Keep a sharp look-out for anyone following you during your visit. Learn the geography of the city by studying a map. Implement best security measures and avoid crowded environments. All Third World urban environments are tough, and demand highly effective security strategies. I know you will not compromise your security and follow these tips while on your visit to the country. All the best and keep out of harm’s way.