31 Thursday May 2012

Shopping in the capital Phnom Penh

Well, when it comes to shopping, many people do not realize that Phnom Penh, although small in size and not yet developed, has it all.  In the past two years, new boutique and clothing shops are popping up everywhere on the main and famous streets of Phnom Penh.  A walk on Sihanouk Boulevard will introduce you to some big international names like MANGO, PEDRO, VNC and more.  Here is my summary of women shops in Phnom Penh.

  1. Sihanoukville Boulevard
    • MANGO
    • VNC
    • PEDRO
    • Eclipse
    • URS Inc.
    • Bysi
  2. St 240
    • Bliss
    • Waterlily
    • Ambre

Now that many brand names can be found in boutique stores, many Cambodians can enjoy their shopping in their comfort zone.  Some great boutique shops are:

  2. Cosmopolitan
  3. New Collection

So next time you are in Phnom Penh, do not forget to stop by these places.   If you are looking to buy souvenirs, then I recommend checking out Toul Tompong market or sometimes called Russian market.


30 Wednesday May 2012

Koh Song Saa Island or “The Sweetheart” Island

In Cambodia’s untouched Koh Rong Archipelago, two pristine islands lie side by side. They are known locally as Song Saa – Khmer for ‘The Sweethearts’.

The Song Saa Private Island is as seductive as the name implies. Think intimate. Think luxurious. But above all think harmony – with all the elements of nature that make this place so special.

The resort spans the islands of Koh Ouen and Koh Bong, connected by a footbridge over a marine reserve we have established to safeguard the islands’ reefs and marine life including dugongs, seahorses and exotic species of tropical fish

Neil Wager is an accomplished executive chef and insatiable traveller who feels he’s finally found home – and a career making challenge – on Song Saa’s exquisite twin islands.

Neil is no stranger to island life, having come to Song Saa from the renowned six-star North Island resort in the Seychelles. He has cooked for the likes of Prince Andrew, the King of Spain, Sarah Ferguson, David Beckham and Brad Pitt.


Sample Package:

  • Transport and the Island resort
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in one bedroom villa
  • Daily full board meals for 2 people
  • One romantic sunset cruise with Champagne
  • One destination dining experience around the island with wine
  • One day private boat excursion around Koh Rong Island
  • Song Saa Signature Spa treatment for two persons
  • Highlight activity: use of Kayak, sailing boat, snorkeling gear, Kite board, and wind surfer.


07 Monday May 2012

Happy King’s Birthday and a visit to Koh Rong

This 2012 year, the King’s Birthday falls under May 13th weekend.  For many Cambodians, this is the month for a family trip to the beach or to the country side.

IRG Go brings you more than a regular family vacation by offering you a trip to Koh Rong island.  This untouched territory reveals the most exclusive beach in Cambodia.   This island is not well known to many tourists, hence it is still known to just local people.   An overnight stay on the island will detox you from all that city stress and rejuvenate your energy for years to come.

Please contact us at 023 99 57 25 or email us at [email protected] to learn more about this excursion.

Image was taken in April 2012 during our visit to Koh Rong island.