Migrant workers in Thailand face obstacles returning home for Khmer New Year

Cambodians working in Thailand said they face challenges returning home for Khmer New Year, despite the Thai government waiving re-entry fees from April 1 to May 15. ...

Kuch Sikol

Over 40,000 benefitted from free bus services during KNY

More than 40,000 people benefitted from free bus services provided by authorities during the three day-long Khmer New Year (KNY), said Phnom Penh department of public transport. ...

Son Minea

Hun Many lauds contributions to ‘successful’ Angkor Sangkran

Hun Many, president of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC), said the three-day Angkor Sangkran event ended successfully, and left smiles on the faces of Cambodians everywhere. ...

Samban Chandara

Over 13M domestic trips during Khmer New Year

Cambodia received over 13 million domestic and international visitors to its resorts and tourist destinations in the three days of the official April 14-16 Khmer New Year holiday, according to an April 17 report from the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Van Socheata

Over 650,000 tourists visited Siem Reap province on 2nd day of Khmer New Year

Siem Reap province received a total of 653,670 tourists on the second day of Khmer New Year holiday, according to the Provincial Tourism Department’s report. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Siem Reap hotels 90% full for KNY

About 90 percent of hotel and guesthouse rooms in Siem Reap province are booked during the upcoming Khmer New Year, during the 10-year anniversary of the Angkor Sangkranta festival. ...

Meas Molika

Nearly 4.6M tourists logged in Cambodia over Khmer New Year

Cambodia counted nearly 4.6 million domestic tourists over this year’s three-day public holiday for the Khmer New Year, including 4.5 million Cambodians and nearly 30,000 foreign residents – a number which officials have said is similar to that seen pre-pandemic.   ...

Hom Phanet

Khmer New Year Covid results in 2 ‘weeks’

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that within a week or two of the traditional April 14-16 Khmer New Year, the level of transmission – or immunity – of Covid-19 in the community would be clear, and then all relevant ministries and institutions would take the ...

Mom Kunthear

Masks, vaccination campaign must continue to avoid Covid surge after KNY, says Prime Minister Hun Sen

On the second day of Khmer New Year, Prime Minister Hun Sen reminded people to wear face masks and get vaccinated or a booster shot to avoid a potential surge in Covid cases during and after the New Year. ...

Yim Sreylin

Hun Sen: Enjoy Khmer New Year, but take precautions

Thanks to a steady decrease in Covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Hun Sen has permitted the return of Khmer New Year celebrations in mid-April, though he urges the public to continue practising all preventive measures that have so far succeeded in slowing the spread of the ...

Mom Kunthear

Ministry to businesses: No New Year’s price hikes

The tourism ministry has called on business owners and service providers not to raise prices during the upcoming Khmer New Year holidays to allow tourists to enjoy the traditional holiday after two years of postponements brought upon by the Covid-19 outbreak in Cambodia. ...

Nov Sivutha

Cambodia moves to curb COVID-19 spread during new year festival

Cambodia has re-instated COVID-19 rapid testing for workers returning from Thailand, the Ministry of Health stated on March 29, a move to contain the spread of the new SARS-CoV-2 variants as the traditional new year festival is nearing. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Gov’t, military staff to receive holiday allowance

Civil servants and armed force personnel are set to receive a 50,000 riel allowance for both the Khmer New Year and Pchum Ben Festival period this year, with a government spokesperson calling it a “morale booster”. ...

Lay Samean

New Year held in 2022: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that the Khmer New Year celebration and holidays – which falls in mid-April – will be celebrated this year, following two years of cancellations of public celebrations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Mom Kunthear

Khmer New Year postponed

In an effort to halt Covid-19 infections in the Kingdom, Prime Minister Hun Sen has postponed the Khmer New Year celebrations – to be held from April 13 to 16. ...

Niem Chheng

Road safety banners installed on streets for New Year

More than 300 road safety education banners have been put up along the streets of every province for display during the Khmer New Year as a reminder of the dangers of careless driving. Asia Injury Prevention Foundation director Kim Pagna told The Post on Sunday ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Migrant workers return

More than 20,000 migrant workers have passed through Battambang province’s Daung international border crossing this month to return home for Khmer New Year, while Poipet border officials say workers have yet to return through their checkpoint in large numbers. Banteay Meanchey provincial Department of Labour ...

Khorn Savi

Phnom Penh to roll out free bus services during Khmer New Year

The Phnom Penh government recently announced the provision of free bus services on a first-come, first served basis to the provinces during the Khmer New Year week. The plan will see 120 buses deployed to “transport civil servants, armed forces personnel, garment workers, students et ...

Khorn Savi

More national roads included in free New Year bus service

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that Cambodian people could ride public buses for free to their hometowns over the Khmer New Year along five national roads instead of only two as initially announced on Sunday. ...

Mom Kunthear

PM touts free bus tickets for New Year

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that all people can ride the public bus for free in Phnom Penh, and from the capital to the provinces along National Roads 1 and 5, for Khmer New Year. ...

Mom Kunthear

Hun Sen appeals for normal transport prices over New Year

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday asked all taxi drivers and transportation companies to not increase prices during the Khmer New Year and said public buses in Phnom Penh would be free for citizens during that time. ...

Mom Kunthear

Holidays see record tourists

Cambodia’s top tourist destinations recorded a record number of visitors this Khmer New Year, with 2.5 million locals and foreigners traveling to celebrate the festival around the country.​ ...

Chea Vannak

Coolest holiday for 10 years coming, expert says

If you’re planning to get away next week for Khmer New Year, it might be wise to keep an umbrella on hand. According to the government’s weather authority, the country can expect the lowest holiday temperatures for the past decade amid unseasonal lashings of rain. ...

Chhorn Phearun

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