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Travellers' checks

Ready for take-off

Sunday, 15 January, 2012, 12:00am

SEASIDE rendezvous

From Bali to Mauritius and Vietnam to Hua Hin, investing in beach properties has picked up briskly after a lull in the past two years because of the financial crisis.

Agents and developers say investors from the mainland and Hong Kong are especially keen to take advantage of a rising yuan and low interest rates to buy properties in Southeast Asia.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

Painted out of a corner

The beach has been raked, the sea sparkles in the morning sun, recliners and tables are laid out on the sand. It is another day on Serendipity Beach, in the Cambodian resort town of Sihanoukville. But look closer. Two foreign men in their 50s walk past the sun worshippers, showing no interest in their surroundings.

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Next stop Europe in Cambodian rail revival

Long-time plans to complete a railway linking southwest China and Singapore through Vietnam have taken a step forward following the launch of a scheme yesterday to operate rail freight services through Cambodia.

23 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Asian 'tiger primed and ready to pounce'

Mention Cambodia and many things may spring to mind. Most likely, property investment is not one of them. Even tourism may not factor into the thinking. Yet both are high on the agenda as Cambodia works to distance itself from the shackles of its tragic past.

10 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

A vintage affair

A black-tie vintners' dinner was the highlight of Hong Kong's biggest wine fair, Winpac 2007, at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, earlier this month.

In a spectacular night of food and tastings of wine from all over the world, more than HK$200,000 was raised during an auction for the benefit of the M'Lop Tapang project for street children in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

23 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Into the heart of darkness

Finding my way out of the labyrinthine Psar Thmei market is tough. Just when I think there can only possibly be one stall stacked high with marinated tarantulas, another appears. The scorching December sunshine turns the low, tarpaulin ceiling a radiant white but offers no clues as to which way to turn.

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

ACS introduces Cambodia service

APL's consolidation and logistics arm, American Consolidation Services (ACS), has begun offering its services in Cambodia.

21 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Cambodia cargo train on line

The Royal Railway of Cambodia (RRC) has launched a new cargo train to transport containers between the capital and the southern port city of Sihanoukville, RRC director Pich Kimsreang says.

24 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Envoy ends in pickle

CONFIRMATION that the art of diplomacy is lost came in Cambodia's port city of Sihanoukville on Wednesday.

Australian ambassador Tony Kevin managed to offend so many people, Hong Kong-based journalists among them, he was left to find his own way home.

30 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Hostages killed due to media tag

TWO former Hong Kong residents and their British friend were killed by the Khmer Rouge, probably because two of them had said they were journalists, a London inquest heard yesterday.

Metropolitan Police Commander Roy Ramm said this 'terrible mistake' had infuriated the local Khmer Rouge leader Sam Bo, who accused them of being 'spies and colonialists'.

18 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Chappell 'probably murdered'

THE family of Dominic Chappell, one of three kidnap victims missing since April, last week published an ''In Memoriam'' notice in the British press.

14 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Mystery over kidnap reward

A MYSTERIOUS offer of a US$5,000 (HK$38,600) reward for information leading to the release of two of the three Westerners abducted last week in Cambodia has been posted in the southern port of Sihanoukville.

18 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Kidnap three sighted alive

A FORMER Hong Kong couple and their British friend kidnapped by gunmen in Cambodia this week have been sighted alive. Military officials reported sightings of Briton Dominic Chappell, 24, his Australian girlfriend Kelly Wilkinson, also 24, and Briton TinaDominy with their captors in Sre Ambel district.

16 Apr 1994 - 12:00am