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

Thais waive border fees for New Year

Thai officials will next month waive fees at border gates to allow workers from Cambodia to return home for the New Year. The Cambodian embassy in Thailand yesterday confirmed the move to Khmer Times and said the free pass will apply to all Cambodian workers and ...

Mom Kunthear

Civil servants, armed forces given additional allowance for Khmer New Year

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the government decided to provide additional 40,000 Riel (about $10) to civil servants and armed forces in April. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Civil servants, armed forces given additional allowance for Khmer New Year

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the government decided to provide additional 40,000 Riel (about $10) to civil servants and armed forces in April. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Vendors: food prices rise before Khmer New Year

The price of meat will be higher during Khmer New Year, with prices rising between 2,000 riel and 3,000 riel ($0.50 and $0.75) per kilogram, according to vendors. Som Sreymom, a pork vendor at Kandal market, said the price of pork would hit as much as ...

Some provinces see tourism up 50% for New Year

About 1.8 million Cambodians traveled to the coastal and northeastern provinces to celebrate Khmer New Year, a 50 percent increase compared with last year, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said yesterday. Mr Khon said Cambodians are starting to seek out other vacation spots besides the coastal provinces ...

New Year’s price hikes kick in

As many flock to their hometowns today to celebrate Khmer New Year, complaints of price hikes and border bribes have started pouring in like clockwork. Passengers arranging transport to the provinces told the Post yesterday that bus companies and taxies had raised their prices despite a ...

Buses, Taxis Ignore Appeals to Maintain Fees

As Khmer New Year approaches, Phnom Penh Municipality has once again made its annual appeal to bus companies and taxi drivers not to raise fees during the holiday. But as usual, drivers and companies say they will be ignoring the request. Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema said ...

More money for meat

Meat prices on Phnom Penh’s markets have seen large gains over the first half of the year, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce’s Trade Promotion Department. Local vendors say the price increase comes due to a decrease in imports, forcing purchases of domestically ...

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