Category Archives: Entertainment


Nam Phou Area Gets Major Makeover

Nam Phou Park (photo credit: Lao Phatthana Newspaper)

The much loved Nam Phou Area (Fountain) has recently received a major makeover. It’s now known as Nam Phou Park.

Several years ago, the Nam Phou area had incited much controversy after it had been privatized and made into the commercial venture, Mix Restaurant. A few restaurants in the vicinity closed down due to new …

Big wins for “Raising a Beast” and “Cat Island” at 2017 LPFF Talent Lab, led by Tribeca Film Institute

Luang Prabang, 11 December 2017 — Xaisongkham Induangchanty’s Raising a Beast and Siege Ledesma’s Cat Island took home top awards last night at the 2017 LPFF Talent Lab, led by Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI). The Lab, which focused on grant writing and project pitching, was held on the opening weekend

Luang Prabang lights up for Southeast Asia’s premier film festival

Luang Prabang, 9 December 2017 — Luang Prabang was lined in red carpet last night for the kickoff of the eighth Luang Prabang Film Festival.

Normally known as a sleepy town steeped in local tradition, a more cosmopolitan crowd descended upon Luang Prabang for the festival’s opening. Filmmakers from all

Dec 2 National Day Celebrations – Past & Present

Dec 2 Fireworks Celebrations

If you’ve ever wondered what the Dec 2 National Day Celebrations looked like in Laos, here’s a video clip of the past spectacular displays of fireworks that the country had to offer. Brilliant!…

‘Jigsaw’ Banned In Laos

Jigsaw Banned in Laos

Major Platinum Cineplex recently announced that the showing of the much anticipated horror film, Jigsaw, has been cancelled. The Department of Cinema (Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism) has deemed the movie to be inappropriate for viewers. This is the second time that the Department has banned a …

Made For The Movies – The Luang Prabang Film Festival Story


For a tiny town famous the world over for being sleepy and laid-back, Luang Prabang sure does know how to host a festival.

If you’ve ever found yourself there in the midst of Lao New Year, or the end of Buddhist Lent, you’ll know the place can turn it up …

Luang Prabang Film Festival Selects 10 Projects for 2017 Talent Lab

28 November 2017 — The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has selected 10 projects from across Southeast Asia to participate in its 2017 Talent Lab, 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

Controversial Thai Singer Invades Vang Vieng

Earlier this year, Thai country singer Lumyai Hai Thongkam made national news by attracting negative attention from Thai General Prayuth Chan-ocha, for her sexually provocative dance moves and outfits.

The teen is now back with a new music video and fresh critiques, this time from Lao people. Her sexual dance