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Laos Announces Submission of Film for 90th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Category

Laos Announces Submission of Film for 90th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Category

Luang Prabang, 18 July 2017 — In a historic first for the small Southeast Asian country, Laos will submit a film to the Academy of Motion More »

Miss Grand Laos 2017 Revealed

Miss Grand Laos 2017 Revealed

Chinnaly Norasing, also known as MG19, has just been declared the winner of the first ever Miss Grand Laos 2017. Ms Norasing is the More »

Fire at Sang Jiang: Chinese Market Ablaze

Fire at Sang Jiang: Chinese Market Ablaze

Vientiane, 17:00 A severe fire has broken out at Sang Jiang Chinese Market in Vientiane Capital. Firefighters are on the scene, however the fire More »

Majority of Mental Health Issues Remain Untreated in Laos

Majority of Mental Health Issues Remain Untreated in Laos

Like all countries, the number of Lao citizens who suffer from mental health issues are abundant. However, due to the lack of treatment options More »

Pakngum Bridge Construction Underway Due to 2015 Tragedy

Pakngum Bridge Construction Underway Due to 2015 Tragedy

More than forty percent of construction for the new bridge crossing the Nam Ngum River, that will connect Nabong village to Thakokhay village in More »

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Seven Shades of Indigo: The Laha Story

Laha Indigo Laos

In spiritual terms, indigo is the colour of intuition and perception. In fashion terms, it’s synonymous with denim – deep of hue and naturally dyed.

It’s also one of the seven colours of the rainbow and has up to seven of its own distinct shades.  But did you know that …

Laos Announces Submission of Film for 90th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Category

Luang Prabang, 18 July 2017 — In a historic first for the small Southeast Asian country, Laos will submit a film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration in the 90th Academy Awards, to be held on 4 March 2018.
 
The Academy Awards, better …

A Bite on the Wild Side – Exotic and Foraged Lao Food

Exotic Lao Food Champa Meuanglao Magazine

Europe’s top tables, such as Noma in Copenhagen, have built reputations and garnered Michelin stars on the trend for foraged food and edible insects. But that won’t turn any heads in Laos; such food has always been part of the country’s rich culinary landscape. Intrepid eater Mick Shippen takes a

Sang Jiang ‘Overdue for Demolition,’ Says Owner

Sang Jiang Overdue for Demolition

A fire that razed the Sang Jiang Chinese market to the ground last Friday evening has shocked the city of Vientiane Capital.

Meanwhile, the construction of a new and modern Sang Jiang shopping center directly adjacent to the existing market has raised questions among the population regarding the cause of …

The Aftermath of the Sang Jiang Market Fire

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In the aftermath of the Sang Jiang fire, it is clear that the destruction of the Chinese market has been total and indiscriminate. It is not yet confirmed whether anyone has been injured, but sources report that there have been no casualties.

The cause of the fire at Sang Jiang is …

Miss Grand Laos 2017 Revealed

Chinnaly Norasing, Miss Grand Laos 2017

Chinnaly Norasing, also known as MG19, has just been declared the winner of the first ever Miss Grand Laos 2017. Ms Norasing is the first contestant from Laos to win this title and will be representing her home country in the world competition, Miss Grand International 2017 in Vietnam this …

Fire at Sang Jiang: Chinese Market Ablaze

fire at sang jiang

Vientiane, 17:00
A severe fire has broken out at Sang Jiang Chinese Market in Vientiane Capital. Firefighters are on the scene, however the fire has spread throughout the shopping center. The cause of the blaze at Sang Jiang is as yet unknown. More to come as the story unfolds.

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Coffee, bagels and a loving push (the true Joma story)

Joma

Words: Francis Savanhkham
Photos: Phoonsab Thevongsa

Way back in 1994, a Canadian living in Vientiane opened a bakery. Much and More, as it was then called, had two main reasons for existing. One was to produce and supply sandwich bread to surrounding businesses. But its main purpose was to provide …