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Dreams Woven in Silk: The Sakoun Lao Story

Dreams Woven in Silk: The Sakoun Lao Story

Lost in the glittery world of her mother’s old magazines, Malathip Phenglamphan took a keen interest in embroidery and design from an early age. More »

Plastic-free, Climate-friendly: Mekong Boat Race Crew, UN Hit the H20 in Laos

Plastic-free, Climate-friendly: Mekong Boat Race Crew, UN Hit the H20 in Laos

  “The recent floods around the country have made it clear; Water is both a life resource and a threatening factor. The Thapha village team, in More »

Connectivity, Transport Keys to Unlocking Laos’ Growth Potential While “Navigating Uncertainty”: WB

Connectivity, Transport Keys to Unlocking Laos’ Growth Potential While “Navigating Uncertainty”: WB

A complex and fast-changing world and a stronger US dollar on the back of interest rate rises could make for a rough or productive More »

Centara to Open Three More Hotels in Laos in 2020

Centara to Open Three More Hotels in Laos in 2020

Centara, Thailand’s leading hospitality group led by Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Board, has inked a management MOU with Asia Investment, Development & Construction Sole Co., Ltd More »

Road to Tokyo2020 Paralympics via Catwalk as Athletes Make Model Efforts

Road to Tokyo2020 Paralympics via Catwalk as Athletes Make Model Efforts

Tears of joy, pain and expectation; the road to Tokyo2020 Games, like all Olympics and Paralympics before them, is being paved with them, and particularly in More »

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Award-winning OB-GYN: Japanese health advisor achieves global recognition for efforts in Laos

Dr Hiromi Obara presented with FIGO Award at World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Laos-based medic Doctor Hiromi Obara from Japan is one of twenty women practitioners in the field worldwide awarded in 2018 by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics’ (FIGO) at its World Congress in Brazil. The recognition comes amid contributions to improving the health of women in low and middle-income

Inflight Magazine Offers Special Advertising Discount for Lao Products

Made in Laos

Champa Meuanglao, the official inflight magazine of Lao Airlines, is offering a special promotion to Lao businesses that create and sell their own products. The magazine section, entitled “Made in Laos” is showcasing souvenirs and other items made by Lao producers in order to catch the attention of foreign …

Dreams Woven in Silk: The Sakoun Lao Story

Sakoun Lao

Lost in the glittery world of her mother’s old magazines, Malathip Phenglamphan took a keen interest in embroidery and design from an early age. And coming from a dressmaking family, it’s no surprise that she followed in her mother’s footsteps, albeit on a grander scale.

Setting foot in Sakoun Lao …

Art + Altitude: Elevations Takes Exploration of Laos’ Depth of Artistic Forms, Inspirations to New Heights

Depths by Elevations Laos (Laos Briefly)

by Julia Case-Levine

Traditional practices accompany contemporary trends in Depths, the inaugural exhibit of Elevations, a non-profit art initiative launched this month in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos.

Launched last Friday night in the Lao capital Vientiane and continuing until January 16th, the exhibition is both an international event, …

Securing Laos’ First Animal Sanctuary for Aged & Infirm Pet & Domestic Furries Sees Friends Flocking to Ball for Wall

Friends of Fur Gathering at Ball for A Wall At Laos' First Animal Sanctuary

Hey smart ladies and gents! Animal lovers!! All friends of the fur in Laos!!!

Vimaan Suan Foundation and Crowne Plaza Vientiane jointly present FurBall 2018, a fundraiser for the Vimaan Suan Foundation’s Sanctuary Building Fund that touches down in Vientiane on November 24, 2018.

Award-winning celebrities from Laos including …

Thailand May Reinstate Land Border Entry for Expats in Neighboring Countries

Thai Visas

Could the cross-border retail and recreation-related dreams of foreign expatriates, non-diplomats and other non-Lao-non-ASEAN-passport-holding residents in Laos be about to come true across the Mekong in Thailand once again visa-free?

Laos’ near neighbour is reportedly considering removing the restrictions on land border entry affecting foreign expatriates in neighbouring countries including …

The View from the Top: The New President of Lao Airlines

Distinguished aviation veteran Mr Bounma Chanthavongsa has been officially appointed as the new president of Lao Airlines. Champa Meuanglao caught up with him at his office to ask a few questions about his plans for the future of the airline.

 

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Laos’ PM Thongloun Among Leaders In Singapore for ASEAN, East Asia Summits

33RD ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has welcomed Prime Minister Thongloun and counterpart government leaders from across the region at the 33rd ASEAN Summit and related summits from Nov 13-16.

The presidents and prime ministers of governments from across South-East Asia are in the island state for regional dialogue on …