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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Foreigners charged for ‘producing porn’ after Siem Reap party bust

A lawyer for 10 foreign nationals arrested last week during a party in Siem Reap confirmed Monday they have been provisionally charged for “producing pornography”. The 10 include five British and two Canadian citizens, as well as a Dutch, Norwegian and New Zealand national. They were taken into custody from Siem Reap town’s Svay Dangkum commune last Thursday and sent to pre-trial detention on Sunday. Sourng Sophea, the group’s lawyer, said that his clients had not committed the alleged...
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Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A new international airport to replace the existing Phnom Penh International Airport will be constructed on partially reclaimed land adjacent to Boueng Cheung Loung, a large lake in Kandal province about 30 kilometres south of Phnom Penh, sources close to the project have said. The Council of Ministers approved a proposal by Cambodia...
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Tourism pushing up land prices in Siem Reap

Land prices in Siem Reap town increased slightly last year compared with the previous year, thanks to the growing strength of the tourism industry, according to insiders. The provincial capital saw prices rise about five percent in residential areas in 2017 and about 10 percent in commercial areas, said Po Eavkong, the CEO and co-founder of Advance Real Estate Company. “Siem Reap land prices rose last year because of the increasing number of tourists,” he said. “As a result, hotels, ent...
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