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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Interview

Adapting to Adversity: How Lao Citizens Cope with Economic Challenges

Over the past four years, starting with the onset of COVID-19 in 2019, Laos has experienced a significant economic shift. The current economic woes, marked by rising inflation, high fuel prices, and the growing depreciation of the Lao kip, have left residents especially vulnerable. Many are struggling to make...

Jessica Mudditt Chronicles Her Journey Through Southeast Asia in New Memoir

It was the early 2000s when Jessica Mudditt spent months wandering through Southeast Asia,...

US Ambassador Heather Variava Outlines Vision for Strengthening Relations with Laos

Heather Variava, the United States (US) Ambassador to Laos, who assumed her position in...

Spiritual Journeys on Cloth by Hmong Artist Tcheu Siong

The German Embassy, on 2 May, became a canvas for the artistry of Tcheu...

‘Rethink the Couch’: A New Perspective on Therapy in Asia

Balancing the demands of parenting, a full-time job as a therapist, and a recent...

Beyond Borders: A 31,000 KM Motorcycle Journey from Laos to Europe

In the comforts of everyday life, it is uncommon to see someone stop in their tracks and take on a challenge of such great...

Lao-American Author Goes Beyond Borders With ‘Sticky Rice for Lunch’

Children's literature has a new gem on its bookshelves. Rooted in cultural identity and acceptance, "Sticky Rice for Lunch" by Jacob (Jake) Singhavong offers...

‘There are Many Experiences of Being a Refugee and All of Them Matter’: Lao-Canadian Author Souvankham Thammavongsa

Born in a Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, award-winning Lao-Canadian author Souvankham Thammavongsa spoke to the Laotian Times about returning to the...

From Laos to Canada, and Back: A Chat With New Canadian Ambassador to Laos

Ping Kitnikone presented her credentials to the Lao president Thongloun Sisoulith on 28 September. She is the new Ambassador-designate of Canada to Laos, Thailand,...

Former Miss Universe Laos Payengxa Lor Shines at Asian New York Fashion Week 

Miss Universe Laos 2022, and a Miss Universe 2022 Top-16 finalist, Payengxa Lor, walked the ramp at Asian New York Fashion Week, on 9...

Elephant Calf Born in Laos Signifies Progress in Conservation Efforts

After 21 months of gestation, a calf elephant was born into the wild, under the watchful eye of the Elephant Conservation Center (ECC) in...