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Luang Prabang Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

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 More »

BCEL One Offers Alternative Way to Pay for 2017 Road Tax

BCEL One Offers Alternative Way to Pay for 2017 Road Tax

The uncertainty and miscommunication regarding payment of the 2017 road tax may be coming to an end as BCEL offers to accept road tax More »

Audit Uncovers Over One Trillion kip of Unauthorized Spending

Audit Uncovers Over One Trillion kip of Unauthorized Spending

Over one trillion kip of unauthorized state spending has been uncovered due to a 2015-2016 state budget audit. Parliament has been notified by the More »

Annual WIG Bazaar Announced for November 11

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 More »

Daiso Japan Enters Lao Market

Daiso Japan Enters Lao Market

Everyone’s favorite budget-friendly chain has just made landfall in Laos, opening its doors for the very first time to the Lao public at the More »

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Luang Prabang Film Festival Searches for New Talent

The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has announced that it is looking for applicants for its 2017 Talent Lab for Southeast Asian filmmakers, to be led by Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI). The Lab, which will focus on grant writing and project pitching, will be held during the opening weekend of …

Hundreds Storm PS Lao Enterprise’s Offices

On Tuesday, September 12th, two senior executives of PS Lao Enterprise were taken into police custody following a heated dispute between the company’s co-presidents, Ms Souknaly Thepsimeuang and Mr Porher, and an angry swarm of shareholders demanding their investments be returned. It is currently unclear whether the duo were placed …

Food Park Opens in Vientiane City Center

Gone are the days of not knowing where to eat, thanks to M-Park food and beverage park. Situated in the city center of Vientiane Capital, directly across from Xayoh Grill House, this charming food park offers an array of delicious food and beverage stalls, all in one alluring open-aired location

Scruffy That Dam in Need of Refurbishment

Scruffy That Dam

That Dam, the black stupa, is a well-known if not so revered stupa that stands as a landmark of downtown Vientiane. While its origins are shrouded in mystery, the stupa has always been a source of pride for local residents.

This year, the famous That Dam stupa has been …

Introducing the First Miss Universe Contestant from Laos: Souphaphone Somvichit

Yesterday evening, in the sleepy capital of Vientiane, Souphaphone “Nui” Somvichit made history by becoming the first ever woman from Laos to be sent to compete in the Miss Universe Competition.…

Meet History’s First Miss Universe Laos

MUL03 Souphaphone Somvichit is crowned Miss Universe Laos 2017

Vientiane, Aug 26 – In a historic moment, Laos crowns its first ever Miss Universe Laos. Her name is Souphaphone Somvichit.

During a glamor-filled evening at the National Convention Center (NCC) in the nation’s capital, TVLAO hosted the country’s first Miss Universe Laos competition that resulted in Laos’ first ever representative to …

Border Tensions Ease as Cambodia’s PM Flies to Laos for Talks

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen flew to Vientiane this morning to meet with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and discuss the border dispute near Attapeu that caused panic earlier this week.

Talks are being held at the Prime Minister’s Office, and a press conference is expected to be held to …

Cambodian PM Issues Warning to Laos over Border Violation; Troops at the Ready

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused Laos of military encroachment onto Cambodian soil. He said soldiers from Laos have entered Cambodia and must leave by August 17, or suffer the consequences.

 Mr Hun Sen has now mobilized troops to the border area.

 As many as thirty Lao troops crossed …