Following a tragic and gruesome rape and killing of a young girl on a train by a State Rail employee, the State Railway of Thailand announced that the first all lady train service will be introduced on August 1.
Since 2010, Cambodia airport authorities have tried to get an international connection for Sihanoukville. They looked in priority at Bangkok to have good connections but it will finally be Seoul which will be the first international destination to be linked to the Cambodian coastal resort. However, competition is tough for the airport, especially with the presence an airport in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.
In addition to the publicity generated abroad, the event had an equally potent purpose to help bring the smiles back to the faces of the Thai people after several months of uncertainty, which impacted on businesses and jobs nationwide, especially among the small and medium sized enterprises.