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Latest Updates From the Luang Prabang Film Festival 2018

The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has announced that its ninth annual event will take place on 7-12 December 2018. The festival, which celebrates Southeast Asian cinema every December in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, Laos, will feature a range of feature film screenings, short film …

Singapore Restaurant Sells Thai Food, Misspells Lao Name

Un-Yang-Kor-Dai, a concept from the Thai city of Khao Yai, has recently opened an outlet in Chinatown in South Bridge Road, Singapore.

While its brand positioning is understandably geared towards serving authentic Thai or Isan cuisine, its restaurant name is written in the standard language of Laos, where Isan …

48 hours in Vientiane


Breakfast at Kung’s

Stunning Vang Vieng

Many travellers are surprised to find that Vang Vieng, the tourist hotspot and stop-off town on the way from Vientiane to Luang Prabang, is visually spectacular. The party scene, which once made the town’s reputation, has died down in recent years, and many of the riverside bars and grubby stalls …

Street foodies paradise in Hanoi’s old quarter

No matter the season, now is always the perfect time to visit Hanoi to savour the range of fresh and fantastically affordable local flavours that are the pride of Vietnam’s capital and her people.

Known for its rich and varied cultures and cuisines, it’s no secret that South-East Asia is …

Tourism Ministry: November is Laos’ Best Tourist Month

According to a 2017 Tourism Department (MOICT) report, it was observed that the month of November was Laos’ best tourism month, which had seen 358,997 people visiting the country, with December coming in close at second place with a little over 357,000 people.

Third place went to March with over 355,000 visitors and the fourth best month was February with …

Koreans Bring Lao Cuisine to Korea

Newly opened Lao Piak is one of only 2 Laotian restaurants in Seoul

Two young women in their early 30s have been close friends since college. Both graduated from high school in Korea and went on to the University of Virginia in the United States, where they first met. When …

Endless forms most beautiful: strolling through Laos’ first botanic gardens

There is grandeur in this view of life… and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved. (Charles Darwin)

Darwin would doubtlessly revisit these observations …