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Taxi Drivers Hold Rally Against Electric Cars

Motorcycle-taxi and tuk-tuk drivers led a motorized rally of about a thousand people through Siem Reap City on Wednesday to call for lower petrol prices and a ban on the use of electric cars in the Angkor Archaeological Park. The rally, organized by the Phnom Penh-based ...

Mech Dara

Thirteen Arrested for Illegal Online Gambling

Nine South Koreans and four Cambodian nationals allegedly participating in an illegal gambling operation in Siem Reap City were sent to the provincial court for questioning Monday, police officials said. The suspects were arrested Saturday night along with 21 Cambodian women when police raided an illegal ...

Saing Soenthrith

High Floodwaters Spread to Siem Reap, Battambang and Pailin

Flooding spread over the weekend as storms hit the country meaning Siem Reap, Battambang and Pailin have all been added to the list of provinces affected by high waters. In Siem Reap province, Nuon Krisna, director of the provincial department of water resources and meteorology, said ...

Ben Sokhean and Simon Henderson

Siem Reap’s Secret Multimillion Dollar Land Swap

Inside the grounds of this city’s old provincial hall, past a green corrugated iron fence, municipal street cleaners and their families are squatting in what was once a bustling government office filled with civil servants. Across the road, the former department of rural development is a ...

Phorn Bopha and Simon Marks

Contractor Says Senior Official Approved Siem Reap Land Swap

The head of a construction firm that was involved in a massive land swap with Siem Reap’s provincial government in 2010 defended the deal on Friday saying orders for the move of government offices and civil servants—which is now being reversed—came directly from the national ...

Dene-Hern Chen and Kuch Naren

$1M Damage as Blaze Guts Siem Reap Market

A fire sparked by an electrical fault ripped through the Doeum Kralanh market in Siem Reap City early Friday morning destroying 200 stalls and causing more than $1 million in damage, according to market traders and police officials. The 8,000-square-meter market in Kokchak commune housed a ...

Siem Reap Power Cut Hurts Tourism Industry

Three days after it went out, power had yet to be restored to large parts of Siem Reap province yesterday, badly impacting local businesses in the popular tourist hub of Siem Reap City and seeing a rush of people to buy generators. The power failure followed ...

Cambodia's World Heritage Angkor Wat attracts 2.06 mln foreigners in 2012

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat Temple, one of the World Heritage Sites, received 2.06 million foreign visitors last year, up 28 percent compared to 1.61 million in a year earlier, a tourism report said Tuesday. The temple greeted 339,530 South Koreans last year, up 23 percent year-on-year; ...

Governor Says Destroyed Siem Reap Market Will Not Be Rebuilt

The Siem Reap City governor said yesterday that he would not allow a popular night market to be rebuilt after a deadly fire on Saturday razed it to the ground. “We cannot allow them to rebuild the market because this location is only suitable for ...

Siem Reap Market Fire Kills 8

Eight people, four of them children, were killed when fire ripped through Siem Reap City’s popular night market in the early hours of Saturday morning, officials and witnesses said. The fire, which stared at about 2 a.m., left the market completely gutted and damage estimated at ...

Aviation Chief Urges Compensation for Victims of PMT Crash

Fielding questions from opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly yesterday, the chief of the State Secretary of Civil Aviation (SSCA) addressed a host of issues that have drawn recent criticism of the government body. SSCA Secretary of State Mao Havanall began by saying that the secretariat ...

Expansion of Int’l Airports to Double Capacity

Cambodia Airports will invest $100 million next year to expand the size of its airports in Siem Reap City and Phnom Penh and double the number of passengers that can pass through its two main hubs in the country, an official airport operator said yesterday. Emmanuel ...

Bangkok Airways Says Plane Was On Course

Bangkok Airways passenger plane that was shot at by a Cambodian soldier Wednesday night had been flying on its normal flight path from Siem Reap City to Bangkok, a representative of the airline said yesterday, contradicting earlier reports by Cambodian military officials that the aircraft ...

Boeng Kak Women Meet US Ambassador for Women’s Affairs

Five women from the Boeng Kak lake community met with the U.S. ambassador-at-large for women’s affairs on Saturday in Siem Reap City, asking the U.S. to intervene in their case and put pressure on the Cambodian government to stop violence against women. Meeting on the sidelines ...

Siem Reap Recognized As Cultural City Of East Asia In 2012

Siem Reap, home of world heritage Angkor Wat temple was recognized as the cultural city of East Asia 2012. The announced was made in the 13th ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh on July 10. “That is an honor for Siem Reap province, said Cambodian officials and tourism sector. The ...

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