Best bus trip from Battambang to Sihanoukville

Year after year, it’s getting easier to take a bus trip from one province to another in Cambodia. From Battambang to Sihanoukville (also known as Krong Preah Sihanoukville or Kampong Some among locals), you just need to a bus trip to Phnom Penh first before heading to the beach town. Even though there is no direct bus from Battambang to Sihanoukville yet, a short stop is Phnom Penh …

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Siem Reap to Sihanoukville by bus

If taking a flight to Sihanoukville from Siem Reap (1h 5m duration) is not what you want, you can take a bus trip instead. You can easily book your bus ticket your bus tickets in 3 easy steps: Choose your departure and destination, pay online, and board! Photo: Tharum Bun A direct bus to Sihanoukville from Siem Reap? It sounds cool! Most of the time, travelers would go …

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How to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap by bus

Travelers can take a flight, bus or train to Siem Reap. Getting to Cambodia from Thailand by bus is the cheapest way. If you’re not on the tightest budget, get the direct bus, not the package bus. Tickets range between US$17 – $32 (or 600 – 1100 baht). The border crossing is long though. Usually, the bus is safe but isn’t too comfortable. When crossing the border from …

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Cambodia's tech startups: challenges and opportunities

Jesse Orndorff is an author of Startup Cambodia. In a recent email interview, he told me that “Over the last five years we’ve seen a major shift in how Cambodians use technology. In the urban areas, the smartphone penetration rate is very high with the under 35 age group, and we’re seeing a major shift into how this new generation consumes content, makes purchases, and engages with businesses.” …

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BookMeBus smartphone app

In our previous post, we wrote about the easiest way to book your bus ticket online. This week, BookMeBus, a locally-run bus ticket booking website, released its new version to smartphone app. One of the cool things about having the BookMeBus app installed on your iPhone is that you can quickly check the bus (most operators in Cambodia) schedules. By just pointing out your departure and preferred destination, …

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Event: Smart travel & living with mobile apps

Come join the event to meet and talk to 5 startup founders who have been smart at work to make Phnom Penh a more livable, smart city! Event: Smart travel & living When: September 9, 2016 at 5-8PM Where: Emerald Hub Co-working Space Free admission 5 young Cambodian tech entrepreneurs will talk about how they built their startups from scratch. They will also discuss their challenges they face …

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Sam Veasna Center: wildlife tours in Siem Reap

Do you want to explore Cambodian bird sanctuaries? Where’s the best place for birding adventure? How? In Siem Reap, we recommend Sam Veasna Center. Read on to understand why. How to go watch some of Southeast Asia’s rarest birds: In Cambodia, Sam Veasna Center (SVC in short) offers wildlife tours, while at the same time creates jobs for rural Cambodian people. Sam Veasna Center organized bird view trips …

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5 Phnom Penh-based startups you should know

In this blog post, you’ll learn about 5 startups that offer simple solutions to Phnom Penhers and travelers in Cambodia. These Phnom Penh-based startups take on old and new challenges facing the local population. From optimizing how you commute to work to an easy way to hop on a bus to getting your ordered grocery at your door step. We tried to pick startups that: help people to …

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Kep: a beautiful beach town in Cambodia to visit

Want to escape from Phnom Penh? To where? Think of Kep, a small, quiet town where Cambodians consider as a place for super good seafood. This is the most beautiful view of the setting sun from a nice place called Knai Bang Chatt Resort Kep. What’s in a name, Kep? It literally means Saddle. But it’s more than, tropical islands. Which is the best hotel in Kep? We …

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How to book a ferry from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong and Sanloem

Looking for the easiest to go to Sihanoukville from Phnom Penh by bus? You can book the ticket online here. Already in Sihanoukville and want to plan ahead your trip to visit Cambodia’s paradise islands, Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem? There is a super easy to do that, too. Usually, visitors and travellers have to go buy a ferry ticket by themselves. It’s now getting easier! How …

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Cambodia's Uber for bus

In Cambodia, how to book a bus ticket (online and smartphone)? Book a ticket. From your smartphone. Hop on the bus to your chosen destination. The story of how Uber started is fascinating. It’s simply “a simple idea—tap a button, get a ride.” In Phnom Penh, a young tech startup helps tourists, visitors, and anyone to get their bus tickets without leaving their home. Get your smartphone out …

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