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Laos Expresses Contentment With North Korean-US Summit
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos (MOFA) has issued a statement welcoming the recent outcome of the North Korean-US Summit held in Singapore last week. President Trump shakes hands with Chairman Kim / Photo credit: Evan Vucci (AP) The (...)
Laotian Times - 17 June 2018
This Week in Lao Social Media
First Lady of Laos Visits Soldiers at Southern Border This week the Lao social media has been awash with national pride after pictures emerged of the PM’s wife, Mrs Naly Sisoulith, making a trip to visit Lao soldiers stationed in the south. The (...)
Laotian Times - 15 June 2018
Essential ingredients
Keeping it real is the name of the game for Les Artisans Lao High above an art gallery, in a small room in a narrow building off a side street in downtown Vientiane, is a humming laboratory. There, young locals in white lab coats hover over (...)
Laotian Times - 14 June 2018
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, (...)
Laotian Times - 13 June 2018
US-Based Filmmaker Raises Funds for Feature Documentary on the Secret War in Laos
Filmmaker and Pulitzer fellow Erin McGoff is currently running a ​30-day Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign​ to help raise part of $37,000 to finish her ambitious documentary featuring the secret bombing campaign in Laos, which was the scene of an (...)
Laotian Times - 13 June 2018
The Best of Laos
A country could tell its whole story through food, if only it knew how. When Latsamy Vetsaphong first heard a western friend wondering aloud where they could buy some of the amazing delicacies they had tried while in Laos, she realised there was (...)
Laotian Times - 13 June 2018
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 (...)
Laotian Times - 12 June 2018
PM: Laos Won’t Graduate From Least Developed Country Status by 2020
In a surprise revelation, Prime Minister Sisoulith told the members of the National Assembly last week that despite the government’s enormous efforts, Laos will not be able to graduate from its Least Developed Country (LDC) status by 2020, a goal (...)
Laotian Times - 11 June 2018
WildAid and Bluegrass Help Spread Message About the Ivory Trade in Laos
Conservation organization WildAid and Lao design firm Bluegrass Design have teamed up to spread the word about the ivory trade in Laos. Billboards have been placead at Vientiane’s Wattay Airport with WildAid Ambassador and former NBA star Yao (...)
Laotian Times - 8 June 2018
1000-Year-Old Tree Consecrated in Saravan
Last week, the village administration of Thaoy of Saravan Province organized a tree planting event to coincide with a traditional tree consecration ceremony on the auspicious occasions of Arbor Day and Children’s Day. The said tree, believed to (...)
Laotian Times - 7 June 2018
Smuggled Pangolins from Laos Seized in Mekong River
Thai authorities have rescued 40 live pangolins that were being smuggled in a boat from Laos to Thailand. The pangolins were found in sacks aboard the vessel that had crossed the Mekong River. The animals are said to have been bound for (...)
Laotian Times - 7 June 2018
PM Sisoulith: First Half of 2018 Sees Economy Grow at 6.7%
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the 5th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly on Tuesday that the country’s economic development has been advancing as expected with the first half of this year seeing a growth rate of 6.7%. Based on (...)
Laotian Times - 6 June 2018
48 hours in Vientiane
Eat Breakfast at Kung’s Don’t miss this hidden gem down a ramshackle laneway close to the centre of town. This family-run courtyard eatery, complete with toy dogs and hanging pot plants, serves authentic Lao food with a twist. The sticky rice (...)
Laotian Times - 6 June 2018
The Tale of the Nang Fish
Why does the Pa Nang have only one ribcage? It’s just one fish among many in the traditional cuisine of Laos, but the Pa Nang has one physical characteristic that sets it apart – just half a ribcage. And while there is likely a convincing (...)
Laotian Times - 5 June 2018
Beauty In Objects
It’s a Sunday afternoon in Vientiane, and visitors dropping into a small art gallery near the centre of town can’t stop smiling. On the walls, and scattered artfully about the room, are all kinds of animals – elephants, chickens, turtles – as well (...)
Laotian Times - 4 June 2018
MRC’s Paperless Initiative to Make It One of the First Paperless Organizations in Laos
The Mekong River Commission has vowed to become one of the first paperless organizations in Laos as part of its efforts to protect environment and promote regional sustainable growth. Pham Tuan Phan, CEO of the MRC said that the secretariat of (...)
Laotian Times - 3 June 2018
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 (...)
Laotian Times - 1 June 2018
Lao Prime Minister Tightens Regulations Against Wildlife Trafficking
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has issued an order to tighten regulations against hunting and trade of protected wildlife. Individuals or groups that breach the order are to be arrested and prosecuted. The PM issued the Order for Increased (...)
Laotian Times - 31 May 2018
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 (...)
Laotian Times - 31 May 2018
Laos Will Rollout New and Improved Primary School Curriculum in 2019
Since 2015, the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) has been in the process of revising the country’s national curriculum and developing new textbooks, teacher guides and other resources for primary schools. On Wednesday, Associate Professor (...)
Laotian Times - 30 May 2018
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 (...)
Laotian Times - 30 May 2018



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