Mosque gone, more houses demolished

The night of sept. 16 was a long one for 10 families around Boeng Kak lake (just north of the backpacker area). Excavators demolished homes well into the night with corresponding violent backlash from homeowners. This happens just after some residents were awarded 12.5 hectares of land after the World Bank froze future loans to Cambodia unless something was resolved.

Other observations include a new wall being built around the lake (maybe making it inaccessable during upcoming construction?) and the landmark Mosque on the east side of the lake (at the entrance to the backpacker area is GONE!!)

From inside the wall looking south towards the city.

Looking south down a new road towards Russian Blvd.

New wall around the lake being constructed

Out of place boat on the lake

Mosque compound with new blue warehouse recently constructed

Out of place boat on the lake with our favourite skyscrapers in the background

Final steps of demolition in the mosque compound

Residents gather around their homes after they were destroyed on the night of Sept. 16 2011

Homeless residents gather around the demolition site where their homes were standing just yesterday

Residents from the east side of Boeng Kak witness the morning after carnage that was their homes


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