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Luxury resort to open in Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville’s Koh Russey will house a fully functional island luxury resort complex by 2019, when the Koh Russey West Resort opens its doors. A collaborative effort between investment group CityStar, hotel operator Alila and property consultancy CBRE, the Koh Russey West Resort will offer about 200 villas and apartment duplexes spanning 70 hectares. “It shall […]

Pchum Ben holidaymakers flock to Sihanoukville, Siem Reap

  Cambodia’s beachside towns and temples enjoyed an upsurge in the number of tourists during the three-day Pchum Ben holiday, during which Cambodians offer prayers for their ancestors for up to 15 days. Sihanoukville welcomed around 67,600 visitors on September 22 to 24, an increase of 76 percent from the same period last year, said […]

Property prices up in Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville has seen an uptick in real estate prices with premium main road and beachfront properties commanding around 10 percent more than this time in 2013, says Po Eavkong, managing director of Asia Real Estate Cambodia. Properties along backstreets went up 5 to 7 percent. Land along the seafront fetched $700 psm to $800 psm, […]

Cambodia to get first modern slaughterhouse

Construction on Cambodia’s first modern slaughterhouse located in Preah Sihanouk province is nearing completion and set to be the largest in Asia. The news comes after the Australian government approved export of 10,000 live cows to the Kingdom. Hor Sim Leang, managing director of SLN Meat Supply, said its $15 million slaughterhouse in Prek Toal […]

Skywings Asia Airlines launches Seoul-Sihanoukville flights

Skywings Asia Airlines has launched seasonal direct charter flights between Sihanoukville and South Korea. The new flight aboard A320-200, which will run between July and August, will link the beach resort of Sihanoukville to the South Korean tourism market. South Koreans accounted for 11.6 percent of total tourist arrivals to the Kingdom in the first […]

Cargo shipment up 18 pct in Sihanoukville port

Cargo shipments in the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) has increased 18 percent in the first six months of 2014, figures from Cambodia’s biggest shipping facility show. Approximately 1.79 million tons of goods had passed through the port from January to June 2014, up from 1.51 million tons in the same period last year. Products imported […]

Visa-free entry to Sihanoukville urged

Cambodia’s tourism could get a major boost from visa-free entry to Sihanoukville, industry experts say. The government should mull over launching a visa-free policy similar to the one Vietnam introduced for Phu Quoc Island in a bid to improve beach destination tourism, said Ho Vandy, co-chair of Private-Public Tourism Sector Working Group. “If our government […]

Wing payments to be offered to electric consumers

Electricity provider Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) has inked a deal with Wing to offer customers in Siem Reap, Sihanoukville and Battambang the option to pay their bills through the mobile payment provider. EdC already offers Wing payments to customers in Phnom Penh and Kandal provinces. The deal will cut the waiting time for customers paying […]

Sihanoukville gets new MICE hotel

A new MICE hotel will open in the Cambodian coast of Sihanoukville next month, making it a new player in the events and conference scene. Located at Victory Hill, New Hill Resort & Spa will provide an array of options for event planners, together with panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand. Encompassing 8ha of […]

Morris Group to build factory in Cambodia

Chinese upholstery producer and fabric supplier Morris Group will open a new facility in Cambodia in September to help offset rising costs in China and alleviate labor shortages. Located near Sihanoukville, the Cambodian factory will cover 1 million sq ft and employ around 2,000 people. Aside from producing finished upholstery, the new factory will also […]