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BBC Network Partners with Laosat

BBC Network Partners with Laosat

Laosat DTH, a local satellite service provider, has struck a deal with BBC Worldwide Asia that will now offer Lao viewers access to BBC World More »

Food Park Opens in Vientiane City Center

Food Park Opens in Vientiane City Center

Gone are the days of not knowing where to eat, thanks to M-Park food and beverage park. Situated in the city center of Vientiane More »

Scruffy That Dam in Need of Refurbishment

Scruffy That Dam in Need of Refurbishment

That Dam, the black stupa, is a well-known if not so revered stupa that stands as a landmark of downtown Vientiane. While its origins More »

Introducing the First Miss Universe Contestant from Laos: Souphaphone Somvichit

Introducing the First Miss Universe Contestant from Laos: Souphaphone Somvichit

Yesterday evening, in the sleepy capital of Vientiane, Souphaphone “Nui” Somvichit made history by becoming the first ever woman from Laos to be sent More »

Meet History’s First Miss Universe Laos

Meet History’s First Miss Universe Laos

Vientiane, Aug 26 – In a historic moment, Laos crowns its first ever Miss Universe Laos. Her name is Souphaphone Somvichit. During a glamor-filled More »

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Khammuan Districts Struggle with Doksuri Aftermath

Though tropical storm Doksuri has since dissipated since making landfall on September 15th, villagers in Khammuan province are still dealing with the aftermath of it’s destruction.

According to Khammuan authorities, floodwaters have submerged six districts of the province after Doksuri tore through last week, with many of its villages still

Mahosot to be Upgraded to International Standards

With expenses being backed by the Chinese government, the century-old Mahosot Hospital will be completely rebuilt starting the end of this year, with a completion date set for 2022.

Built in 1910, Mahosot Hospital was the first facility of its kind in the country and was run by French doctors.

Gringo’s Gives You Something to Taco ‘Bout

Gringo’s Taco Bar is probably the closest one can get to the Mexican border without having to catch a plane and fly half way around the world.

Tucked down an alley on Sokpalaung Road, this outdoor taco cart is a welcoming sight for those who have experienced MFD (Mexican food

BBC Network Partners with Laosat

Laosat DTH, a local satellite service provider, has struck a deal with BBC Worldwide Asia that will now offer Lao viewers access to BBC World News, BBC Earth and CBeebies for the first time.

The channels, which will air on Laosat DTH, will be available in all 17 provinces, giving

‘Dearest Sister’ Becomes Laos’ First Ever Academy Awards Entry

2017 has shaped up to be an unprecedented year of firsts for Laos. With the country sending its first ever participant to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant, to its first ever film submission to the Academy Awards.

In the country’s first-ever Oscars submission, Laos has selected Mattie Do’s …

Typhoon Doksuri Wreaks Havoc in Neighboring Countries, Laos Urged to Take Safety Precautions

Hailed as Vietnam’s ‘most powerful storm in a decade’, Tropical Typhoon Doksuri made landfall in Central Vietnam today Friday, September 15th, leaving 4 dead and 10 injured.

The cyclone touched down in Ha Tinh province, with maximum sustained winds of 135 kilometers per hour, and wind gusts reaching up to

New State Projects Under Scrutiny

Though the Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Souphan Keomixay, has recently acknowledged that the demand for national development in the country is on the rise, new project proposals for 2018 submitted by State sectors and authorities threaten to plunge the country into further debt.

To avoid accruing unnecessary mounting …

Luang Prabang Film Festival Searches for New Talent

The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has announced that it is looking for applicants for its 2017 Talent Lab for Southeast Asian filmmakers, to be led by Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI). The Lab, which will focus on grant writing and project pitching, will be held during the opening weekend of …