Phnom Penh Governor urges officials to do more to solve traffic jams plaguing the city.
The revenue during the three-day Water Festival this year has passed expectations, says a businessman in Phnom Penh.
After about 4.5 million people joined the Water Festival last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen praised authorities for running a peaceful event free of any violence, noting that prevailing peace in the Kingdom was to credit for the festival’s success.
The world’s longest dragon boat, which was showcased during the Water Festival, will now be put outside the National Museum.
Cambodian outbound tourism saw a 30 percent rise during this year’s three-day Water Festival, while long haul destination tour packages to Europe, Australia, US, and Dubai have also started to attract locals, said tour operators.
The National Committee for Organising National and International Festivals reported that about 4.5 million people visited the Water Festival 2018 in Phnom Penh.
King Norodom Sihamoni, Prime Minister Hun Sen and senior officials attended the last day of the water festival (Nov.23) and the King presented awards to the winners of the boat race.
City hall officials along with families of the victims who died in 2010 Water Festival stampede on Koh Pich bridge on Thursday held the ceremony to remember more than 300 dead.
About seven boats sank on Wednesday while racing on the Tonle Sap river in front of the Royal Palace to celebrate the three-day Water Festival, but no rowers were injured, an official said.
Phnom Penh’s traditional Water Festival (Nov.21 to 23) was officially opened by King Nordom Sihamoni, and Prime Minister Hun Sen. Neigh on 300 boats, propelled by 19,000 oarsmen, are expected to race on the Tonlé Sap River in front of the Royal Palace.
We will not be publishing during the Water Festival from November 21 to 25. Publication will resume on November 26.
Now 30-years-old, Justin Ong is on a cruise along the Mississippi river in New Orleans as he reminisces about what happened to the Singaporean Boat Racing Team during the 2007 Water Festival, when their boat capsized and five teammates drowned.
Large vehicles and taxis operating on main roads are restricted during Water Festival.
Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng has restricted the travel of large vehicles and taxis operating on main roads during the upcoming Water Festival in a bid to reduce traffic in the capital.
In Cambodia, where holidays and festivals abound, the three-day Bon Om Touk or the Water Festival that begins next week easily takes the spotlight.
City Hall on Wednesday announced there will be more than 10,000 police and military personnel deployed for next week’s Water Festival to ensure adequate security for spectators and participants at the event.
Nearly 300 boats will race in this year’s Water Festival in Phnom Penh.
The Evaluation of Prisoners selects +100 inmates to either be pardoned or have their sentences reduced to mark the Water Festival.
The Water Festival will be held on a bigger scale this year to mark the success of the recent national election.
Inmates now have three additional opportunities to request royal pardons.
The Health Ministry warns people of the transmission of respiratory diseases.
City Hall creates a committee and 5 subcommittees to organise the Water Festival.
City Hall will organise a ceremony to remember victims of the Koh Pich stampede.
This year’s Water Festival started on Thursday and finished on Saturday in Phnom Penh and the capital city was very crowded for the three days.
More than one million people visited the three-day water festival in Phnom Penh, with authorities hailing security at the event a success, despite an increase in traffic fatalities.
The Kdam Prai Boat Racing Team painstakingly practised their craft for 15 days in their homeland of Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Kdar village before joining the ongoing Water Festival in the capital.
The National Police deploy 3,000 police forces to prevent terrorism and demonstrations during the Water Festival.
Business owners across the city are expecting to capitalise on the Water Festival.