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Lao J-Pop Girl Group LaoNavy Performs in Japan
Remember LaoNavy, the J-pop group from Laos who performed on Japanese Culture Day in Vientiane in September? LaoNavy has now made its very first Japanese debut. The group performed in Japan for the first time in the western city of Kumamoto, the (...)
Laotian Times - 9 December 2019
T’way Air to Launch New Route between Korean city Daegu and Vientiane
South Korean low-cost airline T’way Air is to launch a new route to connect the South Korean city of Daegu and the Lao capital Vientiane. The new route will be launched on December 26 and operate twice a week. As a trial, the airline will operate (...)
Laotian Times - 5 December 2019
Laos Eyes Law Change to Attract More Investments in Stock Market
Laos is poised to amend the law on securities in a bid to create more favorable conditions for state and private business units to mobilize funds from the securities market. It is not 100 percent clear which kind of changes would be made, but (...)
Laotian Times - 5 December 2019
Cold Weather Set to Continue in Laos
The much anticipated cool season has begun in earnest, with temperatures in some regions set to drop as low as 3 degrees Celcius by the end of the week. The Lao Meteorology and Hydrology Department has warned that a cold front moving across the (...)
Laotian Times - 5 December 2019
Laos and Russia to Hold Laros 2019 Joint Military Exercises
The first Russian-Lao military exercises, Laros 2019, will take place in Laos from 10-19 December. A total of 500 troops from Russia and Laos will join the exercises. Russia is to delegate tank crews from a mechanized infantry group based in the (...)
Laotian Times - 4 December 2019
Miss Universe Laos 2019 Unveils National Costume
The Miss Universe Laos 2019 public relations team has just released teaser images of the national costume design to be worn by May Vichitta as she competes in the international Miss Universe Pageant in the United States on December 9. The full (...)
Laotian Times - 3 December 2019
Survey Shows Favorable View of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
A new survey has revealed that people generally view China’s Belt and Road Initiative favorably, categorizing the BRI as a net “opportunity” for their home countries. The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore conducted (...)
Laotian Times - 3 December 2019
Mekong River Turns Blue in Thakhek
The mighty Mekong River, normally a vast expanse of brown, has taken on a bluish hue, making it appear like seawater in some areas. Residents of both Thakhek in Laos, and Nakhon Phanom in Thailand, have noted the blue color of the Mekong River (...)
Laotian Times - 2 December 2019
Thai E-Sports Firm Raises Funds to Expand in Southeast Asia, Laos
Bangkok-based startup Infofed has received JPY 5 million ($45,700) from Japanese gaming media company GameWith, with a plan to expand in several Southeast Asian countries, including Laos. Founded in 2015, Infofed provides a one-stop solution for (...)
Laotian Times - 2 December 2019
Thieves, Trophies, Weed and Mountains – This Week In Social Media
The Laotian Times brings our readers a round-up of some of the most shared topics this past week, based on reach and engagement on Facebook. From Khaen-playing Californians and public servants smoking weed to flower thieves and emotionally (...)
Laotian Times - 2 December 2019
Lao Communities Making a Difference in Ending AIDS by 2030
World AIDS Day marked on 1 December brings forward the discussion on ending the AIDS epidemic by achieving “zero” by 2030: Zero New Infections, Zero Discrimination, and Zero Deaths. About 1.7 million people globally were newly infected with HIV in (...)
Laotian Times - 30 November 2019
Thailand Considers Double Visa, 24-Hr Nong Khai Checkpoint
According to reports in the Thai media, the Kingdom of Thailand is set to introduce a double visa, allowing visitors to exit the country and re-enter, and may open the Nong Khai checkpoint 24-hours. The news comes after Thailand began enforcing (...)
Laotian Times - 29 November 2019
Visitors Treated to Coastal, Cultural, Culinary Landscapes in Busan
Korea’s strong presence on the landscape of pop and traditional culture, cuisine, fashion, and beauty has taken the region and much of the wider world by storm since the early 2000s. In Laos, like elsewhere in the emerging economies of Southeast (...)
Laotian Times - 29 November 2019
Petanque Federation President Speaks Out over Laos Trophy Incident
The president of the International Petanque Federation has spoken with the Laotian Times to clarify the trophy handover incident. The bizarre incident, which caused a stir in Lao social media, was caused by a simple misunderstanding and sudden (...)
Laotian Times - 29 November 2019
Lao Stock Exchange Sees Steady Growth
Almost a decade ago, the Lao Stock Exchange launched with only a few public companies. Now, it boasts 11 registered companies, all of which have been able to issue stock and raise over 6.7 trillion kip (approximately USD $750m). There are (...)
Laotian Times - 28 November 2019
Laos, S Korea to Develop Port Management Information System
Laos and South Korea have agreed to jointly develop a port management information system in the landlocked country. Under a memorandum of understanding signed November 26 at the First Mekong-Republic of Korea Summit held in Busan, the two (...)
Laotian Times - 28 November 2019
Bizarre Incident Upsets Lao Victory at Petanque Championships
Despite winning a silver trophy at the World Petanque Championships in Cambodia, athletes from Laos have come home hurt by the actions of the President of the International Petanque Federation. Ms. Bolivak Thepphakan took her team to second (...)
Laotian Times - 28 November 2019
First Mekong-Republic of Korea Summit Held in Busan
The leaders of South Korea and the five Mekong nations agreed Wednesday to prioritize cooperation in seven fields, stepping up efforts for synergy between Seoul’s development experience and the Mekong region’s huge growth potential. The seven (...)
Laotian Times - 27 November 2019
Meet Your Amazing New Office in Vientiane
An average 21st-century person spends most of their waking hours in the office instead of with their families or at their homes. That’s why revitalizing the office as a space for creativity rather than a sterile, cubicle environment is extremely (...)
Laotian Times - 27 November 2019
Laos to Teach Korean Language at Secondary School Next Year
Laos is to begin teaching Korean language at secondary schools from next year. The decision came after Laos and South Korea signed a memorandum of understanding on November 26. Under the agreement, three schools will offer Korean language (...)
Laotian Times - 27 November 2019

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