Friday, September 18, 2020

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Look up...way up

Patusai in Vientiane - ceiling artwork
Artwork at the ceiling of Patusai.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Need to stay in quarantine in Laos? Here are the approved hotels in Vientiane

Currently, there is still limited travel in and out of Laos.  For those who have been approved for entry, there is a mandatory 2 week quarantine.

Lao nationals are being held at quarantine facilities but also have the option of hotel stays as well.  For foreigners, only hotel stays are the options.  There are currently 19 government approved quarantine hotels in Vientiane.  Hotel stays are paid out of pocket.

Facebook partners with the Mekong River Commission to provide early flood and drought warning

Mekong River in Vientiane

Vientiane, Lao PDR/Hanoi, Viet Nam, 31 August 2020 – Facebook and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat today launched a collaboration initiative to provide early flood alert and drought monitoring information to riparian communities and governments in the Lower Mekong region.

5 of the 7 prisoner escapees have been captured

Prisoners escaped from Phonthong Jail in Vientiane

Video Credit:  Lao Youth Radio, August 24, 2020

Fourteen Days: Inside a Quarantine Center in Laos

 By: Francis Savankham, Laotian Times August 21, 2020

COVID-19 quarantine center in Laos

A Facebook user by the name of Phonesamai Huisjes has recently risen to fame on social media for documenting her personal experiences in a state-designated quarantine center.

Monday, August 31, 2020

August 2020 - News Roundup

Thailand's CP Group to open first 7-Eleven store in Laos in 2022
Nikkei Asian Review, August 31, 2020

2,709 people being isolated in Laos amid COVID-19 concerns
Xinhua News, August 31, 2020

Laos thankful for Australia's help in finding COVID-19 vaccine
The Star (Myannmar), August 30, 2020

Laos to lose 483 mln USD in export revenue over COVID-19
Xinhua News, August 28, 2020

13 Vietnamese caught sneaking into Laos
VNExpress International, August 27, 2020

Russia to supply weapons, military hardware to Sudan and Laos
TASS (Russia), August 27, 2020

Laos ups its coffee exports by 100% to hit $40M
Vientiane Times, Phnompenh Post, August 27, 2020

Ancient megadrought may explain civilization’s ‘missing millennia’ in Southeast Asia
Science Magazine, August 24, 2020

View of China-Laos Railway
Xinhua News, August 23, 2020

He Fought For The U.S. In Laos. Later His Documentaries Connected Hmong Communities Worldwide
Valley Public Radio (USA), August 21, 2020

Unscathed by COVID-19, Laos gambles on megaprojects to revive its economy
World Politics Review, August 19, 2020

Illegal trade with terrestrial vertebrates in markets and households of Laos, Pensoft Publishers, August 19, 2020

Jungle Caviar - Urban Laotians pay handsomely for ant-egg soup
The Economist, August 15, 2020

Moody's downgrades Laos's rating to Caa2, outlook changed to negative
Yahoo News, Global Credit Research, August 14, 2020

Laos conducts over 30,000 tests for COVID-19
Xinhua News, August 10, 2020

4,455 people infected with dengue, 9 dead in Laos since January
Xinhua News, August 7, 2020

Public debt of Laos set to increase amid COVID-19
Xinhua News, August 7, 2020

Laos Tightens Border Controls as COVID Cases Surge in Vietnam
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2020

Chinese workers and gamblers illegally stream into Laos to avoid quarantine (Italy), August 6, 2020

Agencies told to find ways to mitigate Laos dam impact
Bangkok Post, August 3, 2020

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Elements of deity decorations in Lao Buddhist Art

Elements of deity decorations in Lao Buddhist Art
Deities and Decorations ເທວາຮູບແລະເຄື່ອງປະດັບ
Drawing and descriptions by:  Bounlerng Vernvilavong ບູນເລີງເວີນວີລາວົງ 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Learn Lao and English: Describing Food Flavours


Learn Lao and English:  Describing Food Flavours
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ອະທິບາຍລົດຊາດອາຫານ Describing food flavours
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