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NEW HYATT PROPERTY IN THE CAPITAL

NEW HYATT PROPERTY IN THE CAPITAL

Hyatt will open its first hotel in Phnom Penh next year, located in the city’s Doun Penh district. The hotel will join the existing Park Hyatt Siem Reap as the second property by the group in Cambodia. The 247-room hotel combines a colonial-style building with a modern tower and is within walking distance of the Royal Palace and National Museum. The…

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CHINA-CAMBODIA FTA TO BE SIGNED TODAY

CHINA-CAMBODIA FTA TO BE SIGNED TODAY

The Free Trade Agreement between Cambodia and China will be signed today, during a two-day state visit by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Phnom Penh. Prime Minister Hun Sen will witness the signing of the FTA and two other important documents namely the Exchange of Note for the Feasibility Study on the Project of Improvement Preah Sihanouk Provincial Referral…

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MAGAWA – THE HERO RAT OF CAMBODIA

MAGAWA – THE HERO RAT OF CAMBODIA

A brave rat has been awarded with PDSA Gold Medal for sniffing landmines in Cambodia. Magawa, is an African Giant Pouched Rat who detects landmines. This is one of the most prestigious medals for working animals by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), a UK vet charity. It is given to animals who show “lifesaving bravery and devotion in…

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THE FRIENDLIEST COUNTRY OF 2020!

THE FRIENDLIEST COUNTRY OF 2020!

The Kingdom of Cambodia has been considered the World’s most friendly country by My International Movers’ website. 92-96% of expats agree that Cambodians are very friendly to outsiders, be it tourists or people looking to move there, says the report The locals are always ready to help everyone out and are very welcoming and patient. In case you’re planning on…

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TOURISM REPORT AFTER PCHUM BEN

TOURISM REPORT AFTER PCHUM BEN

More than 1 million tourists traveled in Cambodia during the three-day Pchum Ben festival. Although there was rainfall in many provinces, most of the tourist destinations still attracted crowds of tourists. Security and public order had been well secured during the festival. Said the official report. The kingdom’s main tourist spots are the famed Angkor Archeological Park in northwestern Siem Reap…

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CAMBODIAN COMPANY IS THE START-UP OF THE YEAR!

CAMBODIAN COMPANY IS THE START-UP OF THE YEAR!

CB General Insurance Plc was selected as the Insurance Start-up of the Year at the Insurance Asia Awards 2020 for their insurtech-related innovations to provide services to customers. The award recognises CB Insurance’s determination in navigating industry challenges to deliver new value and innovation. The 5th Insurance Asia Awards celebrate the most outstanding insurance firms in Asia-Pacific that respond strategically to…

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BLOCKCHAIN RETAIL SYSTEM COMES TO CAMBODIA!

BLOCKCHAIN RETAIL SYSTEM COMES TO CAMBODIA!

In Cambodia, almost 80% of its citizens do not have a bank account, yet more than 50% don’t own a smartphone. The Khmer riel has been stable for 20 years but however, most people in the country use the US dollar. National Bank of Cambodia, partnered with Tokyo-based Soramitsu, a blockchain developer expert, to modernize the country’s legacy retail payments with…

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