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Liverpool a classy city with a long history and is full of culture, heritage and excitement. It is an internationally known city located in north-west England. Liverpool also boasts of an impressive university and beautiful surroundings. Situated in Merseyside, the city is popular for music and sports.

A bustling university town, Lancaster is located in North England in Lancashire. The city is a wealth of history and the area was inhabited by the Romans in 80 A.D. Situated on the River Lune the city has for long been a commercial, cultural and educational center. The city also has unique ties with the British Monarchy.

Worcester is a wonderful city located in the Worcestershire County of England. An ancient city, Worcester has been inhabited since the Roman times. Even though it is small, the city attracts a number of visitors because of the heritage, natural beauty and some exciting cricket. The city is full of historic buildings and is a fantastic example of a traditional English town. Worcester is also famous for being the homeland of the popular Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce.

Clasped by the picturesque Cotswold Hills, the city of Gloucester is located in the heart of the Gloucestershire county of England. The city offers a vibrant atmosphere and a glorious historic past providing visitors with some fantastic sites to visit. The city is situated on the eastern banks of the River Severn and the excellent location is fantastic to enjoy some great scenes of nature.

The walled city of England, Chester is located in Cheshire, England close to the border of Wales. Sitting on the banks of River Dee, Chester is a delightful city and is pleasant to visit at any time of the year. The lively atmosphere and the historic ambiance of the city make it an excellent place to visit.

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.

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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