The six winners of various categories of Miss Earth 2017 said that they have been overwhelmed by the hospitality, beauty and architectural wonders of Cambodia and NagaWorld, during their weeklong stay in the country.
Miss Earth 2017, Karen Ibasco who has dual nationality of being Chinese and Filipino said that their host, NagaWorld were extremely gracious in their arrangements and hospitality and had gone out of their way to even schedule a tour to Angkor Wat, flying there via Bassaka Air.
The six delegates of Miss Earth 2017 came from different countries and in various categories such as the Miss Earth 2017 [Philippines], Miss Earth Fire 2017 [Russia], Miss Earth Air 2016 and 2017 [both from Colombia], Miss Earth Water 2017 [also from Colombia], and Miss Earth Belarus 2017.
Ms Ibasco said that the Miss Earth Pageant has been held in the Philippines since 2001 and since NagaWorld is very actively involved in corporate social responsibility works, they could not resist coming to Cambodia to participate in some of the activities.
“We took part in in some of these social activities such as cleaning of schools, tree planting and other activities which are so gratifying to us. We also visited Angkor Wat and that is something which will remain etched in our minds forever because of their amazing heritage structures,” she said.
A very good experience indeed and I cannot wait to see more history in Cambodia. We also visited the genocide museum and we learned about the sad history, and glad to know it is over now. However every country had its own history, and it is good that the younger generation can learn what happened in the country.” Ms Ibasco continued.
Ms Ibasco said that Cambodia has a fascinating history and interesting places of interests such as to the Tuol Tom Pong Market (Russian Market) and the opportunity to taste local delicacies made the trip very memorable.
“When we are back to our respective countries, we will surely inform our friends and people around us about how friendly and kind the people in Cambodia are and where the food is simply delicious. As for myself, I hope I will have the opportunity to return to Cambodia sometime in the near future,” she said.
The Miss Earth 2017 concluded in Pasay City, Philippines on November 4, 2017. A total of 86 contestants took part in the pageant.
Cambodia was represented by 18 year old Em Kun Thong of Sihanoukville.
NagaWorld hosted the Miss Earth delegates throughout their stay in Naga2 and their flight arrangements to Siem Reap was courtesy of Bassaka Air.