Category Archives: Entertainment


Dreams on Canvas: Two Female Artists Finding their Voice in Vientiane

Ole Scovill Artist

Ole Viravong Scovill was just seven years old when she started drawing. First, it was a comic book; she created a story about a girl who wants to become a painter, but is too poor to realise her dream.…

The Most Followed Lao Instagram Celebrities

Apart from Facebook, Instagram is one of the most used social media websites in Laos.

Thousands of pictures flood the digital platform daily as both amateurs and professionals show off their photography skills, gaining many followers and admirers in the process. At the apex of accounts stand the celebrities of Laos, the majority of them …

4th Annual Japan Festival to Be Held February 2-4

The 4th Annual Japan Festival, which features events that highlight Japanese culture, will be held on 2-4 February at Lao ITECC.

Sideline events of the festival include Japanese Products Exhibition, One Piece Meet and Greet, Company Presentations, Sylvanian Families Characters Dance Show, Cool and Kawaii Japan 2018 (Cosplay & …

Luang Prabang Film Festival Wraps Up, Redha Wins Audience Choice Award

Grand Opening of Luang Prabang Film Festival 2017

The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) concluded its eighth annual event this week in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, Laos, with the Audience Choice Award going to the Malaysian film, Redha.

The Audience Choice Award was decided by a 5-star online rating system, for which viewers

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!…