Join the lunar new year celebrations in Siem Reap -

January 24, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce that like most major cities of south-east Asia, Siem Reap in Cambodia will be celebrating the Chinese lunar new year with fireworks and festivities next month.

For 2010, the Chinese new year falls on February 14th, when revellers will be welcoming in the year of the tiger.

Although perhaps not as high-profile as events in neighbouring Vietnam and China, the new year celebrations in Siem Reap remain an important part of the city's social calendar.

People staying in the region during this time can expect to see local residents visiting relatives, greeting their friends and preparing dishes such as Samlor Chab Chhay, which is a special kind of soup made for the event.

One of the venues those staying in Siem Reap hotels may like to experience during the new year celebrations is the Singing Tree.

Described by the Phnom Penh Post as the city's "first California-style juice bar", the cafe offers a range of exotic juice drinks for travellers and locals looking to quench their thirst.

The venue is also keen to promote environmentally-friendly business practices and uses a solar-powered cooker to prepare its food, the newspaper reports.

Singing Tree is located in an up-and-coming area of Siem Reap recently dubbed Alley West.