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Travel question - Singapore->Cambodia->Phuket

Jan 10th, 2009, 07:33 PM
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Travel question - Singapore->Cambodia->Phuket

Hello all - We'll be travelling to Singapore at the end of January and trying to plan a trip from:

Singapore -> Cambodia -> Phuket -> Singapore.

We'd like to balance our trip between sightseeing and beach.

Can someone make any suggestions for hotels in Angkor Wat in the $200-$300 range??

Also, does anyone know of any airline that can help us with this multi-city hop? We're having trouble finding a airline to book this on.
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Jan 10th, 2009, 08:38 PM
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No way to do this on one airline. There is a non-stop flight from Singapore to Siem Reap on Silk Air (a subsidiary of Singapore Air). Then there is a flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok on Bangkok AIr, you'll have to change planes in Bangkok to fly to Phuket, but you can do so on Bangkok Air. From Phuket, there is a non-stop on either Silk Air or Singapore Air back to Singapore.

In Siem Reap, there are many hotels in the $200-300 range, as well as many which cost much less. Several to consider are the Hotel de la Paix, La Residence, or the Victoria.
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Jan 10th, 2009, 10:55 PM
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If you don't need to route via Bangkok you can use Silk Air from Singapore to both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and also from Singapore to Phuket.
You can tie-this-in if you are flying to Singapore with Singapore Airlines.
Check fares on the route 'to' Cambodia that allows stopover in Singapore plus add-on of the Phuket sector, or, 'to' Phuket via Singaporew with the add on to Cambodia.
That could well work out cheaper than doing separate bookings.
Silk Air is excellent. They are wholly owned division of Singapore Airlines so you can get Krisflyer ( Singapore Airlines ) miles with them. They use Airbus 319 and 320's.
You book it all through Singapore Airlines.
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Jan 11th, 2009, 10:40 AM
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James, so far as I can tell, Silk doesn't fly from Siem Reap or PP to Phuket. So while the flights in and out of Singapore can be on Silk, wouldn't they have to fly through Bangkok to get from Siem Reap to Phuket?
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Jan 11th, 2009, 02:10 PM
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There are some low cost carriers that are much cheaper than Silk Air, though Silk often has special fares (but only valid for round trips). Booking the entire itinerary (from home) on Singapore Air and Silk Air may come out as a good option, check cost and schedule.

JetStar flies SIN- REP a couple of days a week, and they also fly SIN - HKT, so you could get to Phuket from Siem Reap via Singapore.

Siem Reap to Phuket can be done for a price on Bangkok Airways with a change of plane in Bangkok. It is a direct flight, and costs about $250 per person.

Siem Reap to Phuket can also be done on Air Asia via Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur. Leave plenty of time between flights as you need to do immigration, collect baggage, clear customs and check in again...Air Asia is point to point.

We really liked the Victoria Angkor hotel in Siem Reap. La Residence Angkor is smaller and would be great for a honeymoon I think.
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Jan 11th, 2009, 02:21 PM
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To clarify, REP - HKT can be done via Bangkok using Bangkok Airways to Bangkok and Air Asia to Phuket which saves a bit of money. You could also go to Phnom Penh and fly from there to Bangkok on Air Asia or Thai Air, and then fly from there to Phuket on Thai Air or Air Asia or Bangkok Air.

The options are many. You just have to decide which is best for you in terms of time and money.
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Jan 16th, 2009, 07:39 AM
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thanks for all your input. i'm having such a hard time finding flights. our base is singapore so we wanted to do sing to phuket and then sing to siem reap. any which way i plan it, either the dates or the timings don't work out.

AHHHH!!!!
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Jan 16th, 2009, 08:29 AM
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You want to fly Singapore to Phuket, then back to Singapore and fly Singapore to Siem Reap? Take a look at a map - you are going WAY out of your way to do this.

It is easy to do this either direction Singapore - Phuket - Siem Reap - Singapore OR Singapore - Siem Reap - Phuket - Singapore. You would use a combination of Silk Air and Bangkok Air. As mentioned, there are some budget airlines that fly parts of the routes, but you have to weight he cost savings against the inconvenience.
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Jan 16th, 2009, 02:10 PM
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No you have to connect through Singapore if using Silk Air, so any flight from Phnom Penh or Siem Reap would be down to Singapore and then connect to Phuket.
Singapore Phnom Penh I think is 2 hours, Singapore to Phuket is scheduled at 1 hr 45 but that really is 'gate-to-gate' as flying time about 1 hr 25-30, they have 4 a day.

From Australia as an example if you want to add on a Silk Air destination to a Singapore Airlines flight the add on amount is relatively cheap when comparing to booking another flight, so if someone is using Singapore Airlines to Singapore the add on sectors can be very reasonable.

If you can get real cheap on Jetstar and the likes in advance that is ok, but closer to time some of the budget airline fares can be not so great.
Last year when we went Phuket to Brisbane even 6 weeks ahead of time flights with Jetstar to Australia were in fact 'more' than flying with Singapore Airlines.
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Jan 16th, 2009, 02:48 PM
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James, my point is that using Silk Air for all of the flights makes the flights longer because they would go through Singapore between Siem Reap and Phuket. By using Bangkok Air for the flight from Siem Reap through Bangkok to Phuket, they will reduce their flying time and will not have to deal with the days of the week restrictions on SIlk Air.
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