Category Archives: Feature


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

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 Capital, directly across from Xayoh Grill House, this charming food park offers an array of delicious food and beverage stalls, all in one alluring open-aired location

Scruffy That Dam in Need of Refurbishment

Scruffy That Dam

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 are shrouded in mystery, the stupa has always been a source of pride for local residents.

This year, the famous That Dam stupa has been …

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 to compete in the Miss Universe Competition.…

Meet History’s First Miss Universe Laos

MUL03 Souphaphone Somvichit is crowned Miss Universe Laos 2017

Vientiane, Aug 26 – In a historic moment, Laos crowns its first ever Miss Universe Laos. Her name is Souphaphone Somvichit.

During a glamor-filled evening at the National Convention Center (NCC) in the nation’s capital, TVLAO hosted the country’s first Miss Universe Laos competition that resulted in Laos’ first ever representative to …

Border Tensions Ease as Cambodia’s PM Flies to Laos for Talks


Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen flew to Vientiane this morning to meet with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and discuss the border dispute near Attapeu that caused panic earlier this week.

Talks are being held at the Prime Minister’s Office, and a press conference is expected to be held to …

Cambodian PM Issues Warning to Laos over Border Violation; Troops at the Ready


Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused Laos of military encroachment onto Cambodian soil. He said soldiers from Laos have entered Cambodia and must leave by August 17, or suffer the consequences.

 Mr Hun Sen has now mobilized troops to the border area.

 As many as thirty Lao troops crossed …

Laos Tank Crew to Compete in Tank Biathlon at International Army Games  


A team from Laos is taking part in the Tank Biathlon at the 2017 International Army Games, co-hosted by China and Russia this year.

The Laos tank biathlon team has entered the competition with a Russian T-72B3 battle tank. Uganda has also reportedly entered the competition for the first …