Category Archives: Events


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 …

Visit Laos Year 2018 Officially Kicksoff

‘Visit Laos Year 2018′ has been officially launched by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith during a ceremony last Saturday at That Luang Stupa.

The launch of ‘Visit Laos Year 2018’ coincides with the start of the annual That Luang festival which features a trade fair, a display of traditional houses, cultural …

TEDx Celebrates Women with TEDxLaneXangAveWomen Event

Following the phenomenal success of last year’s first ever TEDx event, the Vientiane Global Shapers will organize the second TEDx event in Laos. This year, TEDxLaneXangAveWomen will focus on the theme Reimagine with the objective of empowering and celebrating women nationwide. The event will be part of the official worldwide

Luang Prabang Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has announced the lineup for its eighth annual event, which will run 8-13 December 2017.

Official selections are made by experts and critics from across Southeast Asia referred to as “Motion Picture Ambassadors,” and represent a carefully chosen collection of what they believe …

Annual WIG Bazaar Announced for November 11

WIG Laos has announced that its annual WIG Bazaar will be held on Saturday, 11 November 2017 at the National University of Laos Faculty of Engineering, Sokpaluang Road, Vientiane from 10am to 5pm. The bazaar is an all-day family-oriented event, and provides an opportunity for new and old acquaintances alike

Oct 4-6 Official Boat Racing Festival Dates

Following an announcement made by the Governor of Chanthabouly district, Mrs. Bouarone Vongdarasan, the annual Boat Racing Festival will officially take place Oct 4-6 at Chao Anouvong Park.

Traditionally, the festival is held every year at Tha Vat Chanh, Chanthaboury district, where boats representing public organizations, private sector, business community