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BookMeBus is joining the Cambodia ICT Awards 2016

Aiming to foster innovation within the ICT sectors, the Cambodia ICT Awards 2016 aims to provide more opportunities to aspiring innovators and encourage participants in creating new concepts for students and institutions alike. This year, BookMeBus is joining the Cambodia ICT Awards 2016 with hopes that our efforts are recognized.

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Cambodia ICT Awards 2016: Where does BookMeBus fit in?

The ICT Awards is a national event that is held yearly. Winners from the Cambodia ICT Awards will then be sent to represent the country in the ASEAN ICT Awards, which will be held in Brunei. Participants are then divided into several categories including Research and Development, Startups, Corporate Social Responsibility, Private and Public Sectors, and Digital Content.

Among these categories, BookMeBus is joining the Startups category. This category is open to companies which have been active for less than 3 years. These companies MUST NOT be a subsidiary of any well-established parent company. In addition, the founder must be a major shareholder of the company.

BookMeBus is raring to go!

Please join us in supporting BookMeBus in this new adventure! BookMeBus is still relatively young, but it has come far in terms of technology and development.

We have created the video below as our official application to the Cambodia ICT Awards 2016. We would appreciate it very much if you could help us share.

Results will be announced in June 16, 2016. Stay tuned for more updates.

BookMeBus Mobile App is Coming!

Friends, family, foes, lend me your ears. Your eyes will do, too! In order to make booking bus tickets much easily, we are in the progress of presenting to you the BookMeBus mobile app.

Yes, our very own mobile application is in the works and is expected to be available for both Android and iOS (Apple) devices. So it does not matter what device you have. Have device, can book a bus ticket as easy as 1, 2 and 3.

Why a BookMeBus mobile app?

The idea of having a BookMeBus mobile app was already conceptualized for some time now. However, there was a need to have the website up and running smoothly prior to moving towards apps.

In a world where majority of travelers rely on mobiles than computers, there is always a need to make services accessible anywhere and at any time. Although most hotels offer computers and some travelers still lug around computers, it is always to run quick checks through the use of devices. How much more booking bus tickets.

Stay tuned

We are working day and night in order to provide you with the BookMebus mobile app. Please stay tuned for more updates.

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Krispy Kreme Cambodia is now Open

Along with the massive growth of the economy in Cambodia, particularly in Phnom Penh, numerous big name brands have slowly been opening shop. One of these is Krispy Kreme Cambodia. While another popular donut brand, Big Apple Donuts, opened previously, many have been requesting that Krispy Kreme also open in Cambodia.

Well, it seems that many wishes have been granted.

Birth of Krispy Kreme Cambodia

It was a big affair today as the much awaited branch opened along Pasteur 51, close to shops such as Costa, Brown, KFC, Burger King, and more. Prior to opening its branch, Krispy Kreme Cambodia held several promotions and taste tests with freebies for those who wanted to give the famed donuts a try.

The turnout was great, and aside from the basic opening routine, the event held other games, offers, and other interesting things. The shop also displayed a wide array of donuts to sample from on the very first day.

A familiar taste

One of the daunting things about traveling to other countries is that most tourists are not so sure what to eat. Some travelers are also wary about the new tastes that they often encounter in cuisine that is deemed different from what they are used to. With the opening of Krispy Kreme, tourists are now offered options to choose from. This is particularly comforting for those who are not so daring to try the local delicacies.

On the other hand, locals get a taste of something other than the brands that they are used to. This is definitely a step forward.

Branch location

The newly opened Krispy Kreme Cambodia is located at 217c, street 51, corner 302, BKK1, Phnom Penh. More information can be seen at their Facebook page.

Be sure to book your bus tickets in advance so that you have time to drop by the Krispy Kreme store and get some donuts for your trip!

Cambodia Post VIP Van

In order to help travelers feel secure when traveling across Cambodia, BookMeBus has come up with a series of information regarding our authorized partners. One of the top operators BookMeBus has is with Cambodia Post VIP Van.

The Cambodia Post VIP Van boasts of having fast service to offer its customers. They also ensure that travelers are secure and comfortable during their trip.

What is Cambodia Post VIP Van service?

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About a year ago, the state-owned Cambodia Post (postal service) launched a van service that helps cater to the increasing need for quality passenger transportation. Since then, the Cambodia Post VIP Van has gained popularity among travelers mainly due to comfort when travelling.

Buying bus tickets through this bus operator should not be difficult since it is available on our website. In addition, there are several branches that can be visited and routes to check out which are also listed HERE.

What do you get when travelling with Cambodia Post?

Should you opt to buy tickets with Cambodia Post VIP Van, you are sure to have the following perks:

  • drinking water
  • complimentary WiFi
  • passenger insurance coverage
  • Real-time seat selection – Cambodia Post VIP Van is one of the operators BookMeBus has that offers real-time seat selection. So you can get the seat you desire when you buy your bus tickets.

Other information you might want to know when buying bus tickets with this operator:

  • Seat #A1 is known to be narrow and not much leg room.
  • Passengers should be at the terminal 15 minutes before departure.
  • Tickets are considered VOID if passengers do not arrive on time.
  • Children over 5 years of age require tickets.
  • Passengers availing Pick Up services should be ready at the hotel or guesthouse lobby an hour before departure.
  • Passengers MUST present printed Online Tickets for inspection at the terminal prior to boarding.
  • Smoking inside the bus is prohibited.
  • Pets, weapons, illegal products and substances, and hazardous materials are not allowed on the bus.
  • Strong smelling food items (i.e., durian, prohok) are not allowed on board the bus.

For more information, please contact us through the contact details on the side.

Protect from Dengue fever when in Cambodia

One of the greatest concerns travelers have whenever heading to Cambodia is the fear of getting dengue fever. Dengue, for sure, is something you would not want to encounter especially when on your holiday. It is a good thing, however, that there are always ways to protect from dengue fever whenever you are travelling to Cambodia.

While it is not guaranteed 100% that travelers will suffer from dengue fever whenever visiting Cambodia, but it never hurts to be on guard. After all, you would not want to get sick in a new country.

Quick information about dengue fever

Dengue fever is a tropical disease caused by the dengue virus, which is mosquito borne. Symptoms often start three to fourteen days after there is an infection. Symptoms include joint pains, high fever, vomiting, headaches, muscle pains, as well as skin rashes. When travelling and you notice these symptoms, it would be best to get checked as soon as possible.

How to protect from dengue fever

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There are many ways that you can constantly protect yourself from getting dengue fever. Some of these are cited below:

  1. Apply mosquito repellents, especially on exposed parts of your skin. – This is a basic way to protect from dengue fever, as travelers are often outside at all hours. The least you can do is just slather on some mosquito repellents to be safe.
  2. Sleep under a mosquito net. – While it does feel good to sleep under the stars when travelling, it is always a good idea to sleep under a mosquito net. Luckily, most bungalows and huts in Cambodia offer mosquito nets, so you can sleep in peace.
  3. Wear long sleeved shirts and pants. – Good thing in Cambodia is that you can always find those airy long pants with elastics at the ankles, so only your feet are exposed. There are also several breezy tops that are comfortable to wear whenever travelling or exploring temples. Not only does it protect from dengue fever and mosquitoes, but it also shields from the sun. It certainly is more comfortable than wearing jeans all day long.
  4. Make sure that your rooms do not have stagnant water. – When you get into a hotel or an apartment during your travel, be sure to check if there are any stagnant water around the rooms. This can come in the form of vases, pots, pans, and even your regular bucket.
  5. Plan your trip. – It is important to plan your trip wisely. Most cases of dengue fever happen during the monsoon season, so if you want to fully protect from dengue fever, it would be best to travel during summer or when it does not rain so much.

The treat of dengue fever should not stop travelers from exploring what Cambodia has to offer. While it is a reality that there is a possibility of getting dengue fever, protection always helps. Even if it just something as small as putting on mosquito repellent.