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Is Laos facing a dam disaster?

First came a boom, shortly followed by the sound of something bursting. Then, a giant wave — big enough to submerge an area the size of Paris in 15 feet of water — washed across southeastern Laos, ripping villages apart, swallowing homes, and dispersing thousands of people.

CNN - 2018-12-14 12:24:00

14 Awesome Things to do in Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng is a tiny town in central Laos that is one of the most infamous destinations along the Banana trail in Southeast Asia. Once known as a backpackers party haven, Vang Vieng was most known for its tubing and epic nights out.

TAYLORSTRACKS.COM - 2018-12-13 14:48:29

Wife of Sombath Somphone Calls Again on Laos for Answers to His Disappearance

Six years after his disappearance at a Lao police checkpoint, the wife of rural development activist Sombath Somphone called again on the Lao government to account for his fate, saying she has been kept in the dark despite government promises to investigate his case.

RADIO FREE ASIA - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

Turning Bombs Into Bracelets, as Laos Villagers Wait For Safe Land

BAN NAPIA, Laos — With a long-stemmed ladle, Vanthon pulls shiny, molten metal from a kiln and deftly pours it into a mold carved in a wooden block. Seconds later, she prizes out a silver-colored dove that was once shrapnel from a bomb dropped in Ban Napia village in the northeastern province of Xie

IRRAWADDY.COM - 2018-12-10 04:59:30

'The Perilous Odyssey and ‘Siri’ Take Top Prizes at Tribeca Talent Lab in Laos

The 2018 Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) Talent Lab in Laos, hosted by the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), has presented its top prizes to Filipino director Jordan Dela Cruz’s The Perilous Odyssey to Mount Gulsuk and to Siri from Malaysian producer Lim Ying Xian.

MSN.COM - 2018-12-11 15:02:21

Lao morning news for December 14

— KPL The Lao branch of Ho Chi Minh City-based Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Sacombank Laos) celebrated its 10th founding anniversary during a ceremony in Vientiane on December 12.

AECNEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-12-14 00:15:54

A bat which looks like actor Lance Bass in Greater Mekong Region

23 fish, 14 amphibian, 26 reptile and 91 plant species found in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. A bat which looks like singer/actor Lance Bass, a gibbon named for Luke Skywalker, and a toad which seems to have come from Lord of the Rings “Middle Earth,” are among 157 new species disco

ETURBONEWS.COM - 2018-12-13 21:55:05

The Mekong river cruise guide

At 4,350 km (2,703 miles), the Mekong river is the longest in south-east Asia. The Upper Mekong rises in China’s Qinghai and flows through the eastern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region and Yunnan province. The Lower Mekong forms part of the border between Myanmar (Burma) and Laos, and between Laos

YAHOO! - 2018-12-12 16:47:58

IFFAM: Mattie Do, Annick Mahnert Continue Journey With ‘Long Walk’

Laos director Mattie Do and Swiss producer Annick Mahnert are working together on “The Long Walk,” a project that was at the first edition of the IFFAM Project market in 2016 and is showing as a work in progress at the Macao Industry Hub.

VARIETY - 2018-12-07 21:59:00

Life in the slow lane: a Mekong River cruise from Thailand to Laos

Stilt houses on the Thailand-Laos border © Suphanat/Shutterstock. As our elegant vessel putters out into mid stream, a buffet lunch is served. There’s tongue-burningly spicy chicken curry, crunchy piles of cooked vegetables and my favourite dessert: coconut-flavoured sticky rice khao neeo mamuang to

ROUGH GUIDES - 2018-12-06 07:00:00

2018 AFF Championship fixtures and Malaysian TV schedule

Cambodia v Malaysia , 7.30 pm, Olympic Stadium, RTM2 and Astro CH812/832. Laos v Vietnam, 8.30 pm, New Laos National Stadium, Astro CH813/Fox Sports 2. Cambodia v Malaysia friendly match back in September. Photo by Getty.

GOAL.COM - 2018-12-09 14:15:57

Together, Lets Save Humanity. Support A Chemical Free Farming Promotion Project In Laos Today!

(GuruObserver Editorial):- New York, Dec 5, 2018 (Issuewire.com) – The people of Nongyatheung village, south of Laos have since time immemorial been primitive agriculturists that specializes in the growth of vegetables and maybe coffee in the harvest months of November to December. By virtue of its

GURUOBSERVER.COM - 2018-12-05 14:19:06

ONYX Hospitality Group announced Amari Vientiane Laos

ONYX Hospitality Group has entered into a management agreement with Laos-based Asia Investment, Development & Construction Sole (AIDC), to develop a new-build Amari hotel in the city centre of Vientiane, the capital city of Laos.

TRAVELTRADEDAILY.COM - 2018-12-10 07:00:00

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BOBRTIMES.COM - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

This Southeast Asian country has the most number of public holidays in 2019

For many, the best getaways from work are planned around public holidays. So we've decided to rank Southeast Asian countries with the least number of public holidays to the most for 2019.

MASHABLE - 2018-12-11 01:23:00

Centara to open three new hotels in Laos

Thai hotel operator Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed management agreements with Asia Investment, Development & Construction Sole for three new properties in Laos slated to open in 2020 with a combined total of 216 guestrooms.

HOTELMANAGEMENT.NET - 2018-12-04 17:53:07

Lao Prisoner Pardons Leave Political Detainees Behind Bars

An annual pardon of prisoners in Laos has freed around 1,700 inmates from the Southeast Asian nation’s jails, while leaving all convicted of political offenses still behind bars, sources say.

RADIO FREE ASIA - 2018-12-07 07:00:00

Laos Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Industry 2018 Manufacturers, Key Vendors, Suppliers Market Research Report to 2021

WiseGuyReports.com “Laos – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to its Research Database. Mobile Broadband Drives Growth in a lagging Laos telco market.

MARKETRESEARCHDAY.COM - 2018-12-04 07:00:00

Children of Hmong Refugees Make Record Win in Minnesota Elections

Four Hmong Americans were elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives last month, the largest number since Hmong immigrants and refugees arrived in the U.S. Among them is Samantha Vang, whose parents fled Laos years after a civil war ravaged the country.

NEXTSHARK - 2018-12-05 13:21:25

A food education: Snackboxe Bistro offers a look at Lao street food and culture

When Thip Athakhanh and her husband Vanh decided to open Snackboxe Bistro, there was more than food at stake. The couple hoped the intimate bistro in Doraville could show Atlanta what it was missing.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-12-06 15:34:00