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Dairy Queen opens riverside store

Dairy Queen opens riverside store

0 by / on 18/06/2014, 10:50 am / in Food

Dairy Queen Laos officially opened its second branch at the Mekong riverside on Quay Fa Ngum today, opposite the Chinese Opera House (Hor Kang). Dairy Queen is running a special Buy 1 Get 1 Free opening promotion until 20th June. Plus, Dairy Queen is now introducing ice cream cakes for all kinds of celebrations. For more information call 021 255 [...]

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Sputnik Burger

Sputnik Burger

5 by / on 13/06/2014, 10:38 pm / in Food, Restaurants & Cafes

By ZK   What does a Red Volkswagen Beetle sliced in half have to do with burgers? Well, not much to be honest but it makes for a pretty unique seating option that’s for sure! From today, you can now sit in a ‘half beetle booth’ while you watch the world go by and chow down on a pretty sensational [...]

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Lao government will not shut down social media

Lao government will not shut down social media

0 by / on 06/06/2014, 1:21 pm / in Internet, Technology

The government wants to encourage the constructive use of social media and has no policy to shut it down, senior government offices have said. However the relevant authorities are also looking at ways to restrict its inappropriate use by introducing legal documents to regulate the use of social media including Facebook – the most popular social networking site in Laos. [...]

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International driving licence holders don’t require permit in Laos

International driving licence holders don’t require permit in Laos

1 by / on 03/06/2014, 9:13 am / in Cars and Bikes, Lifestyle

Foreign drivers who hold international driving licences can drive in Laos without permission from police and relevant sectors, a transport official said. Those who hold international licences do not need to seek any permission before driving in the country, Director of the Department of Transport’s Traffic Management Division Mr Somnuk Mektakul said. Mr Somnuk made the clarification in response to [...]

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From Culture to Couture: The Rise of Lao Fashion

From Culture to Couture: The Rise of Lao Fashion

0 by / on 27/05/2014, 12:20 pm / in Lifestyle

ຈາກວັດທະນະທຳ ສູ່ການອອກແບບເສື້ອຜ້າ ການປະກົດຕົວຂຶ້ນຂອງແຟເຊິນລາວ Written by Hannah McDonald-Moniz, photos as credited   Although Lao textiles and handicrafts are common souvenirs, the country has not been known for its modern fashions – until now.  Since March’s inaugural Lao Fashion Week, the country has been abuzz with praise for a slew of rising Lao and international designers merging traditional motifs and fabrics with [...]

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Thai coup affects Lao border crossing

Thai coup affects Lao border crossing

0 by / on 26/05/2014, 10:51 am / in News & Events

Lao residents with vehicles who intend to travel to Thailand will not be able to cross with ease as restrictions have been placed on all border checkpoints after the Thai military staged a coup to seize power and maintain peace and order on May 22. Lao people who carry border passes are currently restricted from using them to enter Thailand. [...]

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Panyathip International School to open branch in Savannakhet

Panyathip International School to open branch in Savannakhet

0 by / on 22/05/2014, 2:20 pm / in Education, Lifestyle

  (KPL) Panyathip International School is expected to open new branch in Savannakhet Province, Director of the school, Mrs Patthana Panyathip told at a press conference in Vientiane Capital on 17 May. “Panyathip International School was established in 2001.  Our founders hoped students could experience education at international standards, while upholding Lao values and culture. In its first year, the school [...]

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Kualao Restaurant. Serving authentic Lao food since 1994

Kualao Restaurant. Serving authentic Lao food since 1994

0 by / on 20/05/2014, 11:38 am / in Food, Restaurants & Cafes

By The Omni Traveler  It was a breezy Saturday evening and we found ourselves at the Thatdam red light area at the brink of dusk. We looked to our left and there stood a humble house that carried a silent yet majestic aura reminiscent of a past French colonial era that dared to refuse the winds of time. While the [...]

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Donnokkhoum Road to be completed this year

Donnokkhoum Road to be completed this year

0 by / on 19/05/2014, 4:54 pm / in News & Events

A stretch of road between Donnokkhoum, Sangveuy and Chomphet Villages, as well as another between Sounmone, Sangveuy and Dongsavad are to be completely resurfaced by the end of the year. Last month was the proposed completion date for the upgrade of the two road stretches but works have been delayed due to removal of existing infrastructure and buildings, as well [...]

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Thongkhankham Market Fire Not  Arson

Thongkhankham Market Fire Not Arson

0 by / on 19/05/2014, 3:53 pm / in News & Events

The recent devastating fire at Thongkhankham market, one of the biggest markets in Vientiane, was not caused by arson motivated by any conflict of interest but by an electrical short-circuit, a high-ranking official confirmed yesterday. The March 26 fire, which damaged more than 400 shops, occurred as a result of old electrical wiring, Vice Mayor of Vientiane Mr Saythong Keodouangdy [...]

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