Wednesday, October 26, 2016

1st Lao Techmart

The 1st Lao Techmart was recently held on October 12-16, 2016 in Vientiane.  Its aim is to be the largest technology event in Laos.  Here's some of the coverage that was provided by LaoStarTV (in Lao language).

Video Credit:  LaoStarTV

Monday, October 24, 2016

Take a Virtual Drive - More Lao Cities on Google Streetview

Vientiane was the first Lao city to get the Google Streetview treatment which was officially made available last year (2015).  For this year 2016, the cities of Luangprabang, Pakse, Savannaket and Vangvieng have also now been surveyed.  Enjoy a virtual drive through the streets of these cities.  Check it out at Google Maps.  (All images belong to Google.)


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Lao Religious and Mythological Beings and Deities

Lao Religious and Mythological Beings and Deities
The origins of many of these are of course from Buddhism and Hinduism.
Top (left to right): Pa Sratsvady (Sarasweti), Pa In (Indra), Pa Ganed (Ganesha).
Bottom (left to right): Hanuman and Nang Matba (Supanmatcha), Nang Tolanee (Bhumidevi), Pa Prom.
Designed by:  Ky Phungchaleon for the Kingdom of Laos postal stamps, 1970-71.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Lao Population and Housing Census 2015

Title:  Lao Population and Housing Census 2015 - Provisional Report
By:  Lao Statistics Bureau (with support from the Chinese Government, United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), World Bank (WB), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF))