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Contributions Celebrated on International Day as Laos’ PM hosts Volunteers

International Volunteers Day in Vientiane, Laos

Happy International Volunteer Day!

Countless and myriad. Such are the contributions of volunteers to making our communities better places to live, no matter where on the globe we call home.

Volunteers efforts were set to be recognized for World Volunteers Day in the Lao capital Vientiane Wednesday evening, with a …

Costs of Cable: Laos Ranks Low, Has High-Price Broadband Connections

Depending on where you live or work, Laos can rank among the most expensive places to get connected.

The Internet.  We all need it; the faster and cheaper the better.

Mobile connections keep us moving, but the fastest speeds are still to be found via fiber optic cable.

Now, a study looking at the cost of broadband by UK-based asserts that the cost of getting connected in …

Laos, Cambodia PMs Agree To Continue Joint Patrols in Disputed Area

Border Discussion as Cambodia PM Hun Sen Visits Laos

The governments of Laos and Cambodia have agreed in Vientiane to continue efforts to de-escalate tensions in a disputed border area.

The agreement was made during Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Vientiane yesterday at the invitation of Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.

Thongloun said Laos highly valued the …

Going Live: Round Table Meeting Reviews Laos’ Development Streamed On Youtube

Round Table Implementation Meeting in Laos (Images UN in Lao PDR)

The long, winding road to widespread and deep-rooted socio-economic development for the benefit of all people in Laos passed a milestone yesterday with the 2018 holding of the annual Round Table Implementation Meeting of Lao policymakers, stakeholders and partners including the United Nations streamed live on YouTube.

The calamitous collapse …

Voices of the Wind

“We take bamboo and we take trees and we turn them into traditional music.”

– Neng Chue Vang, Hmong instrument maker and musician…

The Wilds of Xe Champhone

Savannakhet Province plays its own siren song with ancient Buddhist libraries, remnants of French Colonial times and a significant stupa holding relics of the Buddha. Sitting just to the east of Savannakhet town, Xe Champhone District has monkeys with attitude and skulking crocs.…


An authentic, traditional Lao dish that is comprised of steamed Mekong river fish infused with with kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, fish sauce and other herbs wrapped in a luscious green banana leaf. The cooking process renders the marinated fish magnificently succulent and buttery, which makes mok paa truly mouthwatering …

Furball 2018: Animal Love, Welfare Aspirations Light Up The Night in Laos

Furball 2018 for Vimaan Suan Foundation in Vientiane Laos.

Fashionable Folk and Animal Spirits were very much in attendance as the very first Furball 2018 touched down in the Lao capital Saturday with some 150 folk in attendance.

Attendees helped raise funds for construction of a secure fence to mark the perimeter of Laos’ very first sanctuary for aged, …