Developments on the Island

Canadian International School construction near rainbow bridge

A foundation hole east of Elite Town

Land reclamation on the east bank

Another foundation hole near Elite City

Area south of Riviera Project

View north of La Seine area

Digging out the pitiful river between PP and Diamond Island

Looking into La Seine from the north

La Seine clock tower facing PP riverside

New Korean embassy being built on Diamond Island

View from above

Canadian international school construction just across the Rainbow Bridge (south end of island)

View from Phnom Penh Center

Aerial view looking west over Diamond Island. Can see City Hall, wedding halls, Riviera in the bottom right corner, and La Seine with Phnom Penh in the background

La Seine clock tower

New outside loop

Paving a new outside loop road

Finished section of outside loop

Still reclaiming land on the north tip

New sign showing view of south of island

La Seine area looking quite finished (from swan bridge). They’ve installed those cool wind turbine/solar lights. One’s already stopped… I give the rest 6 months tops.

Biking past La Seine area

View of north end of the island (from Naga World)

Still growing

Other than progress on the Riviera (separate posts) and La Seine sections of the island, the most action is on the north tip where land reclamation is in full swing.

Island growing on the north tip

Island growing on the north tip

Progress at La Seine

Progress at La Seine

Progress at La Seine

Sand being pushed into the river on the north tip

Sand being pushed into the river on the north tip

Sand being pushed into the river on the north tip

Sand being pushed into the river on the north tip

Sand being pushed into the river on the north tip

Growing

Diamond Island is growing. Literally.

A ring of land was made out into the water

Pushing a massive pile of sand into the water

A recent google sat image shows the ring of land stretching north of the island (to be reclaimed)

La Seine, Land Reclamation

Some more work on La Seine residential area and more land reclamation on the north end of the island.

View from the west (on the island)

View from PP riverside (near AEON mall construction)

View while crossing Swan Bridge onto the island

Boundary set for land reclamation on the north end of the island

Land reclaiming on the north end of the island

New road on the west side of the island (reclaimed land)

This is one fancy island!

La Seine progress

Some more progress on La Seine. I just really like this lighthouse and will attempt to climb it at the first opportunity.

Lighthouse and other buildings in La Seine

It may be the future luxury area of Phnom Penh but right now, horses like it best.

Some newly reclaimed land on the north end of the island near the Naga World ferry to Lvea Em district in Kandal

View of Diamond Island from Chroy Chang Va (at Sokha Resort construction site)

Lighthouse progress

Some new pictures of the lighthouse area called “La Seine” on Diamond Island. The caption on the design couldn’t say it any better (to make you think you are in Paris) – “Feel like watching the opera with the spectacular seat in the theater, clear face of performer and great scene, we completely create and deliberate the elegant art into your place.” Who write’s these captions anyway? I have a few pointers regarding run-on sentences and comma splices, not to mention complete lack of meaning.

Lighthouse in “La Seine” area of Diamond Island

Lighthouse in “La Seine” area of Diamond Island close up

Another view of “La Seine” progress

Here’s the final plan – pretty much like being in Paris

New buildings, more land reclamation

Photo from a recent plane trip (not so clear through the window)

Diamond Gate bridge completely removed.. was there a bridge here?

Outermost road on new reclaimed land

Land reclamation on the north end

Construction in the Riviera Zone

Riviera Zone

Comparison with colonial era lighthouse outside Kampong Cham city

This is so cool – a colonial era lighthouse as seen near Kampong Cham today. Also used to have one of these at the tip of Chroy Chang Va peninsula (site of new PP Sokha resort site).

Riviera construction zone

Koh Pich city hall finished and in use

New water park open

Koh Pich is a popular wedding location – now up to tent N!

Changes changes everywhere!

There is no area of Koh Pich that is not under construction. The whole island is developing at the same time! The most notable changes in the last couple months have been:
a) land reclamation – Koh Pich is growing! It is getting so big that it is expanding east within a stones throw of Chbar Ampov area across the Monivong Bridge and North that the ferry across the Mekong is starting to go around the north tip.
b) the construction site of the big tower is visible – not the 555m, 2nd in asia that we were hoping for but the Troya tower which is depicted on all the sinage
c) the most dramatic of all is the destruction of the Diamond Gate Bridge. I guess, the history of the trampling tradegy 1.5 years ago is too much to carry forward with Koh Pich’s new image.

The riverside near Koh Pich is starting to get developed.

The huge Koh Pich city hall is coming together

Location of city hall

Finished depiction of city hall

The lake is growing towards Chbar Ampov to the east

The lake is growing towards Chbar Ampov to the east

The lake is growing towards Chbar Ampov to the east

The lake is growing towards Chbar Ampov to the east

The lake is growing towards Chbar Ampov to the east

Rubble being pushed into the water, growing Koh Pich

Rubble being pushed into the water, growing Koh Pich

Loading the rubble into boats

New dirt path around Koh Pich (used to be water!)

Land reclamation in progress

Land reclamation in progress

Land reclamation in progress with Sokha Resort in the background

Land reclamation in progress

Tower construction site

Tower construction site

Destroyed Diamond Gate bridge

Destroyed Diamond Gate bridge

Destroyed Diamond Gate bridge

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