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Fly direct from Singapore to Phnom Penh with Emirates

It’s been awhile since I’ve visited a model new nation since my profession break, however this 12 months I lastly step foot into Cambodia because of Emirates who launched their inaugural flight from Singapore to Phnom Penh on 1 Could 2024 with a beautiful launch occasion, and expertise the consolation of Emirates Enterprise Class on this journey. Right here’s just a little extra about what went down on my journey to Cambodia.

My journey to Cambodia was a part of a media familiarisation occasion by Emirates.

Why go to Cambodia?

Visiting Cambodia places me one step nearer to having visited most of Southeast Asia (there’s nonetheless Brunei and East Timor left!) and accomplished the French Indochina nations. I’ve at all times considered Cambodia as being just like its neighbours Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand due to its many shared spiritual and cultural practices, however I’ve since realized that the Khmers have their very own wealthy heritage, and it’s fascinating seeing how issues evaluate throughout the borders largely due to totally different political choices over its historical past.

Phnom Penh Airplane Landing View
Flying in over Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh was surprisingly constructed up – I knew abstractly that it needs to be extra trendy as a result of it’s the capital in spite of everything, however I used to be truthfully fairly stunned by the sheer variety of tall buildings as we flew over the town within the afternoon. Studying extra concerning the civil conflict years – it hasn’t truly been that lengthy for the reason that nation opened up – additionally put loads of issues that I’d solely examine within the information into new perspective.

Siem Reap Angkor Wat Sunrise Window Me
Angkor Wat after dawn

We additionally made a visit up north to Siem Reap to see the well-known temples of UNESCO world heritage website Angkor Wat and Ta Promh, higher often called the ‘Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider spot’. The climate was completely sweltering averaging within the excessive 30ºC vary however at all times feeling round 40ºC+, however total it was an important journey and I’d love to return once more by myself when it’s a tad cooler.

Emirates Flight Route: Singapore to Phnom Penh

Emirates has one flight each day between Singapore and Phnom Penh.

The night flight from Singapore to Phnom Penh will get you into Phnom Penh in time for checking into your resort and dinner, prepared to begin your following day recent.

The return flight from Phnom Penh to Singapore helps you to maximise your day in Phnom Penh. A word that the PNH airport does NOT have saved baggage services so be sure to rearrange for a late try or rent a driver who can handle your luggage whilst you soak up some final minute sights.

This SIN-PHN Emirates flight is timed to offer handy hyperlinks between Dubai in addition to key European and American Emirates flights.

Flight timings for EK348 (each day)

Singapore to Phnom Penh

  • DXB > SIN: 0230 – 1405
  • SIN > PNH: 1535 – 1635

Flight timings for EK349 (each day)

Phnom Penh to Singapore

  • PNH > SIN: 2050 – 2350
  • SIN > DXB: 0140 – 0455
Emirates Plane Taxi Changi Airport
EK348 arriving in Singapore’s Changi Airport from Dubai

EK348 Inaugural Flight SIN-PHN on 1 Could 2024

It was a labour day public vacation for many of Singapore, however not for Emirates and us who gathered on the Emirates Lounge in Terminal 1 to have a good time the launch of this primary flight from Singapore to Phnom Penh! Speeches have been made, a cake was minimize and we obtained to chill out within the lounge with some lunch pre-boarding.

You may see a few of my Instagram Tales of this occasion and the Emirates enterprise class on my IG Story Highlights

Emirates SIN-PHN Launch Group
VIPs commemorating the inaugural flight with a photograph
Emirates Lounge Seats
Quieter nook of the Emirates lounge
Emirates Lounge Plate Food
Indulging in some lunch

Emirates EK348/EK349 Enterprise Class assessment (B777)

The flight from Singapore to Phnom Penh takes lower than 2 hours which makes it an important possibility for a fast getaway for Singaporeans who don’t need to do the same old run to Bangkok. Our media group was additionally handled to enterprise class seats and many legroom!

Emirates Biz Seat Side
I used to be within the window seat after all, and that partition is good for some privateness
Emirates Biz Seat Me Reclining
Sure what a candid shot of me having fun with my seat
Emirates Biz Seat Me Lay Flat
You could possibly lie flat too! Actually wished the flight was just a little longer to benefit from the perks of with the ability to lay down
Emirates Biz Seat POV Legroom
POV exhibiting you the legroom and display – there’s a pill on the correct so that you don’t must try to stretch ahead to the touch the display
Emirates Biz Meal Chicken
Regardless of such a brief flight, they nonetheless managed to squeeze in ‘Dinner’ on the way in which up and again. Enterprise class means correct tableware and recent bread!
Emirates SIN-PHN Launch Polaroid
One thing particular on this flight was the stewardess coming round with a polaroid digital camera to seize photographs of all of the passengers as a commemorative memento

Inaugural flights are normally met with twin water jets spraying down the airplane as they taxi to the gate, however they skipped this in Phnom Penn in deference to the truth that there was a little bit of a heatwave and drought occurring (we have been on the tail finish of the new dry season), however as a substitute we have been greeted with a conventional music and dance performances and VIPs placing the enduring checkered Cambodian scarf or Krama round our necks as we deplaned.

Emirates SIN-PHN Welcome Plane
Welcome to Phnom Penh, Emirates!

Thanks once more to Emirates for this nice quick journey to Cambodia! Keep tuned for extra weblog posts overlaying the highlights we noticed in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

If you’re trying to go to someplace just a little extra low key than Thailand and Vietnam, possibly give Cambodia a shot – issues have been stalled within the 70s-90s through the civil conflict occasions and so they’re nonetheless increase their tourism infrastructure today nevertheless it’s additionally nonetheless very reasonably priced. As with all growing spots, this may change fairly shortly within the coming years because it turns into extra touristy (China has put in various funding – the swanky Siem Reap airport opened in late 2023 is only one small instance) – I actually do hope to seek out the time to return by myself and see much less well-known spots in Cambodia in future.

Emirates Biz Seat Me Front
Cheers and thanks for studying as at all times!

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