Category Archives: Feature

Mekong Water Level at Record Low amid Deficient Rainfall

Person Riding a Boat in Don Det (Mekong River)

The Mekong River, which flows through Laos, is experiencing a record low water level amid deficient rainfall.

Ock Pop Tok: Showcasing Lao Handicrafts to the World

Weaving at Ock Pop Tok

In a country where weaving is usually considered a house chore and mostly done by women, Ock Pop Tok is striving to transform this perception.

Laos Expects Rising Demand for Elevators and Escalators

Mitsubishi Elevators in Laos

Japanese electronics giant Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has set up a new subsidiary in Laos amid growing demand in the country for elevators and escalators.

Laos Hopes to Diversify Destinations for Tourists

Tourists Visit Spring River Resort in Khammouane Province

Laos has seen a dramatic increase in the number of South Korean tourists over the past few years after the reality TV show, “Youth Over Flowers,” featured  Korean actors visiting famous locations in Laos, particularly in Vang Vieng.

Laos Sees Drop in Foreign Direct Investment Inflow

Decrease in Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Laos

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow to Laos decreased in 2018 amid a drop in new investment from China, a recent report has shown.

Annabelle Cafe Brings a Piece of France to Vientiane’s Dining Scene

Annabelle 2 Cafe Vientiane Laos

Annabelle Cafe brings a certain je ne sais quoi to Vientiane’s dining scene.

WhatsApp the Most Popular Mobile App in Laos

Whatsapp is most popular app in Laos

WhatsApp is the most popular mobile application in Laos, according to a report by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Kotra).

Laos Issues Nationwide Dengue Warning

Laos Issues Dengue Fever Warning

The Lao Ministry of Health has issued a nationwide warning amid increasing dengue fever incidence across the country.