Category Archives: Events


Foreign Embassies Host Speed Mentoring Event for Lao Female Youth

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Canadian Embassy and Sinouk Café together with the French and US Embassies organized a Speed Mentoring event on the 6th of March at the French Institute of Vientiane, where more than 40 young Lao women were able to talk with twenty mentor role models who have achieved professional success.

Over 40 Lao …

Elephant Festival 2018 Launches

On the 17th of February, the annual Elephant Festival was launched in Sayaboury with the presences of President Bounyang Vorachit, Governor Phongsavanh Sitthavong, ministers of relevant ministries, distinguished guests, and local and foreign visitors.

“The celebration of this annual Elephant Festival is one of the most celebrated events in Laos. This festival aims …

Calling Mekong Citizens to Participate in the International Conference Ahead of 3rd MRC Summit

Since the launch of its official website for the 3rd Summit and International Conference, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) has so far seen a high number of registrations.

The Summit, to be held on 5 April 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, will bring together the Prime Ministers of the member countries namely …

Total Lunar Eclipse to be Visible from Laos Tonight

lunar eclipse blood moon Laos

A spectacular lunar eclipse will be visible from Laos this evening as the moon passes into the Earth’s shadow at approximately 20:29.…

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 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

First Aid Workshop for Parents to Offer Valuable Training

Panyathip First Aid Japan Heart

Japan Heart will hold a free workshop on first aid as part of Panyathip International School’s ongoing monthly series for the parenting community at its Nonsavanh campus this Saturday.

The workshop includes two sessions by Akiko Matsuura and Zain Iqbal of Japan Heart, an international non-governmental organization which delivers medical …

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 …