Beach – Advice and Safety
Avoid walking alone in isolated areas. Attacks have been reported at the South end of Ochheuteal Beach and at the rocky point connecting Sokha and Serendipity beaches. Do not bring any unnecessary valuables to the beach in order to minimize the chance of theft.
Please do NOT buy from children or adults using children to beg. This encourages children to stay on the beach and not attend school. The children might tell you that they do not have money to go to school and ask you for a donation or to pay their annual school fee. There have been reports of children and school directors working together to get several tourists paying the school fee for just 1 child. Profits of this ‘scam’ are apparently equally divided between child and director.
So … think before giving money.
If you are concerned about a child, please call the 24h Child Safe Hotline (012 478 100). There are social workers who can assess the situation and find solutions.
In case of suspected sexual abuse of children, please contact APLE (Action Pour Les Enfants) at info(at)aplecambodia.org or call 023 996 351 or 012 584 194