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Lao Leaders Car Auction Delayed, Chinese Businesspeople Particularly Interested

Lao Leaders Car Auction Delayed, Chinese Businesspeople Particularly Interested

The auction of cars reclaimed from Lao leaders has been delayed once again. Originally scheduled for Tuesday this week, the auction is now to More »

Prime Minister Declares Land as Focus for Transport Development

Prime Minister Declares Land as Focus for Transport Development

During the annual conference of the Public Works and Transport sector held this week, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith cautioned that decisions regarding water and More »

Bo Nam Hiem: The Largest Hot Springs in Laos

Bo Nam Hiem: The Largest Hot Springs in Laos

Fancy a soak and a bite to eat at the same time? Head on up to Huaphan where the hot springs of Hiem offer More »

Laos Only ASEAN Member To Give Up Luxury State Cars

Laos Only ASEAN Member To Give Up Luxury State Cars

By now you’ve probably heard about the extraordinary move by Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith to reclaim all Lao leaders luxury vehicles and replace them More »

Private Airline Lao Skyway Adds Airbus Helicopter to Its Fleet

Private Airline Lao Skyway Adds Airbus Helicopter to Its Fleet

Shepherd Media has announced that Lao Skyway has recently purchased a brand new H125 Helicopter from Airbus Helicopters for civil and parapublic missions, including domestic charter More »

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Officials Investigate Spontaneous Fish Deaths in Houayxai

Fish Deaths

On February 12th, residents of the Poungnanoun Village, Houayxai District in Bokeo Province, spotted a number of lifeless fish floating down the Ngao River.

Authorities from the District Agriculture and Forestry Office who have collaborated with local officials, are examining the dead freshwater creatures and speculate that the deaths are

Eastern Star Bilingual School Highlights Benefits of Reading

Eastern Star Bilingual School Highlights Benefits of Reading
Eastern Star, a private bilingual school in Vientiane, is promoting a love of reading among students and encouraging them to understand the importance of developing their reading skills through a new reading initiative.
 
Ike Goldberg, a senior teacher at Eastern Star Bilingual School, told Laotian Times, “we want to let everyone …

Laos Vying for Chinese Tourism

Chinese Tourism in Laos

There is no dispute when stating that Chinese tourism in Laos has been on the rise.

In 2011, according to statistics from the ministry’s tourism sector, data showed that 150,791 Chinese tourists traveled to Laos. Since then, the figure has steadily increased, with almost 400,000 Chinese tourists passing through Lao

MIST: Groundbreaking Tourism Accelerators Now Accepting Projects in the Mekong Region

MIST Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism

HANOI, VIETNAM – The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Initiative has announced two new accelerators designed to make it easier and faster for innovative tourism businesses to get established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. The MIST Startup Accelerator will take entries from early stage companies with either travel technology …

Lao Villages Fall Victim to Chinese Human Trafficking

human trafficking in lao villages

It is not uncommon to see reports on human trafficking in the news. We read stories about it happening even in the most powerful nations across the globe. And though there are whispers about it happening in the sleepy little country of Laos, most don’t realize how common it has

Laos One Of Four Countries To Boost Tourism Integration

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In collaboration with Thailand, Vietnam and China, Laos is to be included in the development of sustainable tourism integration across eleven provinces in the upper Mekong Basin.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the mechanism of their cooperation was signed last Saturday by officials at the half-day meeting held in

Laos Places 3rd On World’s Friendliest Countries List

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London-based Rough Guides has turned to its Twitter and Facebook followers to ask for their opinion on the world’s friendliest countries. Why do we care? Well, Laos made it to 3rd place!

While a ranking of this nature is probably not particularly scientific, highly objective nor very representative of the world’s real tastes as …

Villa Opera: Homely High-end Italian in Vientiane

Villa Opera Italian Food Vientiane

I have found a quiet bit of Italy in Vientiane where the homemade pasta is bellissimo.

After the closure of the Italian restaurant L’Opera, near the Mix Fountain, Mr Pino Peruzzi has re-opened for business with another Italian Restaurant, called Villa Opera. Villa Opera is situated just one block back …