Travel planning in South East Asia - buses, ferries, flights, railways
The tourist bureau in Luang Prabang says over 500,000 tourists are expected for next month’s Lao New Year celebrations. A spokesperson noted that all the town’s premium accommodation choices had been booked solid for the beginning of the festivities on 10 April.
Cambodia’s debut container market has proved to be a big hit with punters since its grand opening two weeks ago. The Phnom Penh night market was erected and opened by Jet Group and features 220 stalls selling a range of items including clothing, footwear, souvenirs, Cambodian silks, jewellery, food and drinks.
Bangkok’s governor says the city’s sole Bus Rapid Transit line is not heading for the scrap heap after all. Aswin Kwanmuang told media reporters the service will not be axed as planned next month and instead fares will go up to cover a shortfall in income.