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Boat Operators in Khong District Experience a Decline in Revenue

Boat operators in Nakasang village, Khong district, in the southern province of Champassak have experienced a decline in revenue due to the falling number of visiting tourists.

The head of the boat service association in Nakasang village, Mr. Bounseum Chanthalansy, told Vientiane Times that transportation and leisure trips are popular …

Ten Crimes Reported during Boat Racing Festival

A total of 10 crimes were reported to the Vientiane Public Security Headquarters during this year’s boat racing festival with pickpocketing being the most common misdemeanour.…

JDB Crew Triumphs in Vientiane Traditional Boat Race

Thousands of people flocked to the Mekong yesterday to cheer for their favourite boat crew on a day of fine weather with temperatures just topping 30C at the annual Vientiane Boat Racing Festival, with the races taking place from 8am until 4pm.…

Luang Prabang Library Boat Attracting more Young Readers

The Lao Children’s Library Boat in Luang Prabang province is using books with easy to interpret stories and illustrations which are attractive to children to encourage more reading in remote communities.…

Roads still Open for Boat Racing Festival

Vientiane Traffic Police Department confirmed yesterday that roads around this year’s boat racing festival will remain open with the exception of Chao Fa Ngum Road which is closed from the International Clinic junction to Pakpasak junction.…

Police Outline Boat Racing Festival Security

The Vientiane Traffic Police Department will station some 300 police around the capital’s downtown from October 11-17 to ensure public safety during this year’s boat racing festival.

Boat Racing Finish Line Moved Again

The finishing line for this year’s boat racing festival in Vientiane has been moved 200 metres downstream from the old location as the Mekong River level is higher this year.…

Vendors Complain about Boat Racing Festival Stall Fees

Some vendors are complaining about lease fees for selling goods during the boat racing festival from October 14-17 in Vientiane, saying they are too expensive and increase every year.