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Fit Dee – Fitness for Women

Fit Dee – Fitness for Women

0 by / on 20/04/2014, 7:39 pm / in Health, Lifestyle, Sports

A different kind of boutique gym for women By ZK Opened in late March, Fit Dee – Fitness for Women is a boutique gym providing a ‘stare free’ fitness option for the fairer gender. The modest but clean, bright and welcoming gym located in the ASEAN mall is a pleasant space for women who enjoy circuit workouts. The gym is [...]

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Lao driving test to be computerised

Lao driving test to be computerised

1 by / on 02/04/2014, 5:33 pm / in Cars and Bikes, Lifestyle

Officials have successfully conducted a trial computerised driving test that will reportedly replace the current conventional and out-dated driving test.   “Driving test takers will choose questions themselves, and their answers will be scanned by the computer. This test doesn’t require human-based judgment,” said Mr Nuansay. The computerised test will cover the theory section of the driving test for the time [...]

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Gallery Hopping in Vientiane

Gallery Hopping in Vientiane

0 by / on 31/03/2014, 9:47 am / in Lifestyle

Step into any of Vientiane’s ornate temples and it’s clear that the Lao capital has kept an astounding artistic tradition alive. But where is the capital’s contemporary art? Sabaidee Magazine explores Vientiane’s small but spirited gallery scene to see how a few ambitious artists and curators are creating Vientiane’s own little art world. Words by Sarah Ball. T’Shop Lai Gallery [...]

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Save electricity or face power shortages, says energy ministry

Save electricity or face power shortages, says energy ministry

0 by / on 17/03/2014, 4:42 pm / in Lifestyle

(KPL) The Ministry of Energy and Mines has urged the public to save electricity and reduce electricity consumption during peak load times, or face continual power outages during peak times from 18:00 to 22:00 from March to June. The ministry made the announcement late last month calling for cooperation among government offices, NGOs, businesses, shops, factories, construction projects, irrigation schemes and [...]

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Thai supermarkets top the list for Lao visitors

Thai supermarkets top the list for Lao visitors

0 by / on 08/03/2014, 2:51 pm / in Lifestyle, Shopping, Supermarkets

The big supermarkets in Nong Khai and Udon Thani provinces of Thailand are more of a tourist attraction for Lao people than historical, cultural and natural sites in the area. On the weekends, big supermarkets are crowded with Lao people who enjoy shopping for various kinds of goods including fruit, seafood, meats and general processed foods. Whenever you go across [...]

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Mini-Vientianale Short Film Festival

Mini-Vientianale Short Film Festival

2 by / on 04/03/2014, 5:02 pm / in Film, Lifestyle

On 8th and 9th March, Vientianale International Film Festival will hold “Mini-Vientianale”, the first Short Film Festival in Lao PDR in the garden of the Lao Cinema Department. Entry is free. This two day festival will premiere 16 new seven- minute short films by emerging Lao filmmakers on this year’s competition theme “you + me”. The audience will be able [...]

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CAMCE breaks ground for Vientiane Shopping Plaza

CAMCE breaks ground for Vientiane Shopping Plaza

0 by / on 03/03/2014, 9:44 am / in Lifestyle, Shopping

CAMCE Engineering held a groundbreaking ceremony for Vientiane Shopping Plaza, to be located in Done Chan (Thatkhao Village) on 27 February. The Vientiane Shopping Plaza will sit on 75,000 sq m as a mix of Lao with western architecture, according to President of CAMCE Engineering, Ms Luo Yang. The plaza falls under the USD500-million Vientiane New World project and will [...]

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Cabinet approves import of bigger motorbikes

Cabinet approves import of bigger motorbikes

0 by / on 25/02/2014, 6:06 pm / in Cars and Bikes, Lifestyle

The government will now allow the importation of motorcycles with engine capacities of greater than 250 cc’s, lifting a previous ban on the bikes as part of efforts to comply with World Trade Organisation obligations. The cabinet has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Finance made few months ago, giving the green light for tax officials to collect taxes [...]

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Chinese Investor To Build Condos at That Luang Marsh

Chinese Investor To Build Condos at That Luang Marsh

0 by / on 23/01/2014, 9:17 am / in House and Garden, Lifestyle

The Chinese developer that invested in the That Luang Marsh Specific Economic Zone  in Vientiane is forging ahead with a new phase in the area’s development, constructing 18 condominiums that will each be as many as 18 storeys high. Vice president of the zone’s management board, Mr Pheng Inthilath, toldVientiane Times yesterday the soil levelling had already commenced and the laying [...]

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Volkswagen lands in Laos

Volkswagen lands in Laos

0 by / on 16/01/2014, 10:41 am / in Cars and Bikes, Lifestyle

Volkswagen Touareg: Affordable Luxury Meets Utility There’s a new luxury sport-utility in Laos!   The all-new Volkswagen Touareg shows the road ahead with advanced, fuel-saving technologies, and a premium driving experience.   The Touareg’s exterior sports a crisp, sleek, aerodynamic look based on the Volkswagen Design DNA.  Key design elements include a grille featuring twin chrome-faced strips that connect seamlessly to [...]

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