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A modern city with an excellent balance of contemporary facilities and greenery, Sunderland has seen a lot of development in the past few years. A former industrial town, Sunderland is located on the banks of River Wear along which are the National Glass Centre, the beautiful Stadium of Light and lavish apartments.

Surrounded by myths and legends, the city of Carlisle in Cumbria is a beautiful location at the confluence of the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril. The city is also called as the Border City; Carlisle is the main commercial, industrial and cultural center in Cumbria and is home to several museums and heritage centers showcasing the history and culture of the area.

One of the most popular and the main commercial intersections in New York City, Times Square is located in the Manhattan borough. The extended area of Times Square is called the Theatre District. The area was formerly called Longacre Square but after the New York Times moved its headquarters to the area in 1904, it was named Times Square.

Standing as a shrine of democracy, Mount Rushmore is a national memorial dedicated to the country's birth, growth and ideals. Carved from a granite mountain it features 60-foot sculptures of the heads of former United States presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Press Release - July 13th, 2011

Halal Friendly Recognition for The Ambassador Hotel, Thailand

The Ambassador Hotel in Thailand has been awarded a Crescentrating of 4 based on the Halal-friendly services and facilities they offer to guests. This is the first Hotel in Bangkok to be awarded a Crescentrating.

The Cristal Hotel in Abu Dhabi aims to take care of others this Ramadhan season. Joining with the UAE Red Crescent, a share of every Ifthar or Suhour buffet booked will go toward sponsoring a meal for an orphan. Help make the season of giving even more special by feeding an underprivileged child.

One of the most interesting places to visit in the world, London is a cosmopolitan city inviting visitors and immigrants from across the world with open arms. The capital of England, London is also the largest metropolitan in the United Kingdom. Full of colors and offering a vibrant ambiance, London is a treasure box for travelers to unveil.

Moving along the Malay coast, the convoy of Ibn Battuta anchored at the port city of Samudra, the Sumatran Port. He spent a few weeks on the island and left for China in April 1346. Ibn Battuta also refers to the island as Java.

The home country of pasta, renaissance palace and impressive roman ruins, Italy is truly a mesmerizing country that offers beyond the expectations of the visitors. There are several interesting sights that travellers can visit and also enjoy some exclusive scenes of nature. Located in Southern Europe, the country comprises of a boot shaped peninsula and also several islands like Sardinia and Sicily.

 

Nicknamed the "Aloha State", Hawaii is the perfect destination for a couple's getaway or a fun-filled family vacation. The natural beauty of Hawaii, its sun-kissed beaches and clear blue waters, are quite enticing and the vibrant culture and hospitality of Hawaii makes visitors feel completely at home.

Cambodia Info

COMMERCIAL/ ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Phnom Penh

GEOGRAPHY

Has an area of 181,035 square kilometers and lies entirely within the tropics.It has a 443 kilometer coastline along the Gulf of Thailand.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 14,000,000. Muslims account for about 1.6% of the population

CLIMATE

Cambodia is dominated by monssons. The temperature ranges from 21° C to 35° C. Tropical and warm.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Khmer is the official language.

LOCAL TIME

UTC+7

BUSINESS HOURS

Government/General Offices: 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM and again from 2 PM to 5PM (Monday to Friday)

HOLIDAYS

New Years: January 1st
Victory Day: January 7th
Khmer New Year: April 14th - 16th
Labour Day: May 1st
King Sihamoni's Birthday: May 13th - 15th
Queen Mother's Birthday: June 18th
Constitution Day: September 24th
Pchum Ben Festival: September 26th
King Father's Birthday: October 31st
Independence Day: November 9th
Mourning Day: November 25th

Dates on the following holidays vary:
Meak Bochea
Visaka Bochea
Royal Ploughing Ceremony

CURRENCY

KHR Riel, United States Dollar

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 117
Medical/ Ambulance: 119
Fire: 118

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