Project puts trains back on Cambodia’s rails

The railroad is many things to people in Cambodia: playground, garbage dump, open-air toilet, livestock grazing ground, a dry path for traversing swampy terrain. What it has not been for many years is working transportation for either people or freight. In fact, train service was halted completely last year. That may change soon. Development specialists […]

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'An off-peak return from Singapore to Scotland…'

Cambodia provides ‘missing link’ in Iron Silk Road rail project By Andrew Buncombe, Asia Correspondent Cambodia‘s railway – for so long the victim of war, turmoil and the neglect that has beset the country – is poised to get moving again. Officials yesterday formally opened the first section of a new network that will stretch […]

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‘An off-peak return from Singapore to Scotland…’

Cambodia provides ‘missing link’ in Iron Silk Road rail project By Andrew Buncombe, Asia Correspondent Cambodia‘s railway – for so long the victim of war, turmoil and the neglect that has beset the country – is poised to get moving again. Officials yesterday formally opened the first section of a new network that will stretch […]

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Cambodian rail line opened to help regional trade

Source: Reuters Cambodia has reopened a stretch of railway destroyed during the country’s war and officials described it as a step towards boosting regional trade through rail links with neighbours. The Asian Development Bank is contributing $84 million to a $141 million project to repair 650 km (400 miles) of railway linking Cambodia‘s capital, Phnom […]

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Onyx turns focus to serviced apartments

Onyx turns focus to serviced apartments Segment viewed as industry growth driver Onyx Hospitality Group, formerly known as Amari Hotels and Resorts, is focusing on serviced apartments as part of its plan to expand its service line and become Asia‘s leading hospitality provider by 2018. The group yesterday launched its first serviced apartment worth 800 […]

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Construction on railway connecting China, Laos to begin in late October

A state news agency says construction will start this month on a railway from southern China to Laos, further connecting the country with its Southeast Asian neighbours. The official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday that the 530-kilometre railway will connect Xishuangbanna city in the southern province of Yunnan to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Work […]

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Accor and IMPACT Exhibition Management team up to open Novotel Bangkok Impact

Novotel Bangkok Impact will be located within one of Asia’s largest dedicated Event, Convention and Exhibition Centres Accor, the largest international hotel operator in Thailand, announced today the signing of Novotel Bangkok Impact. Being developed by IMPACT Exhibition Management, Novotel Bangkok Impact will open in early 2011. This newly built hotel with 380 guest rooms […]

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World green groups will fight Lao dam across Mekong

Environmental and conservation networks in six countries have vowed to fight a big dam planned across the Mekong River at Sayabouri in Laos. “We have been gathering signatures of people who are against this dam,” Thailand’s Chiang Khong Conservation Group leader Niwat Roykaew said at an international meeting in Mexico. “We will fight to the […]

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Last Chance to Secure Rare Piece of Tropical Paradise

Cambodia’s first luxury private island resort has released its last remaining over-water villas to potential buyers looking to secure a rare piece of paradise. Song Saa Private Island will be the first resort to be built in Cambodia’s pristine Koh Rong Archipelago, and sets a new standard for responsible high-end accommodation in this emerging tourism […]

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Sofitel loses Dalat but gains Phnom Penh in Southeast Asia

Just two-and-half years after celebrating the opening of its 300th hotel in Asia, Accor Asia Pacific celebrated earlier in 2010 its 400th property. The group forecasts to pass the 500 hotels mark by 2012. Some brand adjustments have, however, been made. Sofitel Luxury Hotel’s ambition is to become the premier French and European ambassador of […]

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