Lately, I read about an increasing number of Africans in Cambodia. I am not talking about African-Americans but pure Africans. The way they dress and their natural skin color do make them stand out here in Cambodia, though some Cambodians can have almost a similar tone of skin. I am also wondering how so difficult a process an African has to go through and how much each has to spend flying from an African country to a Southeast Asian country like Cambodia!! Is it easy? And, of course, I believe there are rich Africans in their countries.. but why are there many young African males coming to Cambodia? Just for the sake of curiosity. How about the old and the ladies? Why aren’t they coming her too?
I once came across several pieces of news that African tourists dealt in drugs and counterfeit dollar bills, which later received a boo from the Cambodian public. People started to feel appalled at the presence of more and more Africans. I’m not saying that all who are here tend to commit this crime at all.
We all want to know the stories behind. Later on, a royal relative came out to say in one newspaper that Cambodia should welcome Africans into Cambodia, and their presence is a good sign of stronger diplomatic relations between Cambodia and African countries. He went on to say that while the King Papa (Sihanouk) was going abroad to call on every nation to support decolonization of Cambodia, it’s the African Union that appeared and supported Cambodia before everybody else.
I don’t feel bad or discriminate against Africans… they are kind of cool to me… they like flocking with their own guys. Yeah, but a very good piece of news should be done in the future to shed light on their presence in Cambodia… This would help us all know each other better. Right?