Man About Town: 06 Apr 2012

Man About Town: 06 Apr 2012

HOLE-IN-1 x 2
Malaysian holiday maker Borhan Ujang touched down from his trip from Kuala Lumpur on AirAsia on Monday, and headed straight out to the Angkor Golf Resort where he notched up an unprecedented two holes-in-one.

His scored his first hole-in-one on hole 12 and then about an hour and 20 minutes later another one on hole 17.

The happy golfer won a return flight with Vietnam Airlines to any destination serviced by the airline. An awe-struck Adam Robertson, manager of the Angkor Golf Resort said, “I have never encountered this before.”

EARTH HOUR BLACKOUT
The Royal Angkor Resort & Spa marked its second consecutive involvement in Earth Hour on March 31, with a “blackout” from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

Last year’s Royal Angkor Resort photos of its blackout were selected by Earth House organizer WWF for use in local press announcements.

This year Royal Angkor featured a big standing candlelit “Earth Hour 60” sign at its entrance, and a huge “60” sign made of floating candles in its pool. Traditional candle light dancing was performed at the resort’s garden to “underline the growing Cambodian spirit and interest in joining this global event and pledge to go beyond the hour.”

Earth Hour was established to take a stand against climate change in 2007 by the WWF and launched in Sydney, Australia.

It has since become “a global sustainability movement” involving an estimated 50 million people in 35 countries annually.

IN TOWN
• Angelina Jolie’s alleged private jet spotted on the airport tarmac in Siem Reap earlier this week. Resident inexpert suggests she may have had a meeting with the king.

• Last Sunday afternoon Chinese President Hu Jintao inspected the restoration project assisted by the Chinese government at Takeo temple in the Angkor complex.

Xinhua reported that the restoration project of Takeo temple, which was built by King Jayavarman V and Suryavarman I from the late 10th century to the early 11th century, is the second phase of the Chinese government assistance.

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