Beach sellers must make room for Chinese investors

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities will ask the government to deal with 10 sellers who refuse to relocate from Koh Puos – or Hawaii beach – and Lomher Kay beach.​ Vendors’ representatives have asked for compensation from provincial authorities to relocate to a new area. ...

Pech Sotheary

Reality dawns as sun sets on Kazantip

Plans to bring the raucous 10-day rave Kazantip to Cambodian shores were in tatters Wednesday as hundreds of Russian revelers showed up at the bridge leading to Koh Puos island to find the way blocked by a 2-meter-high metal barricade. ...

George Wright and Hul Reaksmey

Group behind banned festival tries soft touch

After music festival kaZantip was banned on Monday by Cambodian officials, organisers say they are mounting a campaign to change hearts and minds. Kharchenko said the festival team would be sending “presentations” to all interested Cambodian officials to demonstrate how “we really love Cambodia and ...

Charles Rollet

Gov’t says ‘nyet’ to fest

Still eager after recent events to shield Cambodian culture from indecency, government officials yesterday said they had become increasingly wary of the imminent kaZantip music festival in Sihanoukville, with high-ranking tourism officials reporting that the event had already been cancelled. KaZantip, which was scheduled to take ...

Chhay Channyda and Sean Teehan

Nation’s first sea bridge opens

A bridge crossing the sea between Sihanoukville and the island of Koh Puos in Cambodia has officially been opened by Prime Minister Hun Sen. Koh Pous owned by the Russian company Koh Pous (Cambodia) Investment Group is turning the island into a resort known as ...

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