More trees to battle vehicle emissions

City Hall plans to plant trees on about 100 hectares of land in major areas of the capital to reduce air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust. City Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey said yesterday that Boeung Tamok Lake in the north of Phnom Penh would see many trees planted in order to stabilise the environment. “This work of tree planting will serve two purposes,” he said. “First, we see so many tall buildings going up and want to help beautify the city, and secondly, the environment can b...
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NagaWorld chefs top culinary competition

NagaWorld’s culinary chefs took the lion’s share of 5 out of 9 gold medals that were up for grabs at the recently concluded 2018 Cambodia National Culinary Competition. The competition was organised by the Cambodian Chefs Federation and held at the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia. NagaWorld won the highest number of medals, including 5 golds, 3 silvers and a bronze from the nine categories participated in by chefs from across the Kingdom. The judging panel comprised prominent loca...
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Artefacts given to Apsara Authority

Some pieces of ancient pottery have been delivered to the Apsara Authority by the Association of Chinese Language Guides and will be kept in the Museum of Norodom Sihanouk. Theam Theoun, a representative of the Association of Chinese Language Guides, gave the ancient pottery directly to the Apsara Authority and said he was given the items, which include a jar and some fragments of pottery, by one of his neighbours who found it when he was digging on his land last year. “My neighbour ha...
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Xiamen Air launches new route from Fujian to Kingdom

XiamenAir – formerly known as Xiamen Airlines – started this week a direct flight connecting Phnom Penh and Xiamen city, in China’s southeastern Fujian province. The new service was officially launched on January 28, with four weekly flights using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Since 2014, XiamenAir operates a flight linking Xiamen and Siem Reap. The decision to create the new route reflects the rising number of businesspeople and tourists travelling between China and Cambodia, said Zheng...
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Three Cambodian cities named among the cleanest in Asean

Three Cambodian cities – Battambang, Kep and Siem Reap – received the Asean clean tourism award at the Asean Tourism Forum 2018, held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Friday. The distinction places the Cambodian cities in an exclusive 23-member group of the cleanest cities in the Asean region, and is proof that they adhere to Asean’s standards for city cleanliness. The Asean clean tourist city standards were endorsed by Cambodia in 2011 following a request by Asean during the Asean Touri...
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