July 20, 2017

July 14, 2017

Coffee, bagels and a loving push (the true Joma story)

By:  Francis Savanhkham, LaotianTimes.com, July 13, 2017

Joma Bakery logo

Way back in 1994, a Canadian living in Vientiane opened a bakery. Much and More, as it was then called, had two main reasons for existing. One was to produce and supply sandwich bread to surrounding businesses. But its main purpose was to provide jobs for returning refugees, mainly Hmong people being repatriated into Laos.

July 12, 2017

Nam Nern Night Safari

The Nam Nern Night Safari is a 24-hour, boat-based tour deep into the jungles of Laos
in the Nam Et Phou Louey National Protected Area. (See www.NamEt.org)
Video Credit:  Nam Et Phou Louey via Youtube

July 11, 2017

Devotees nationwide mark Buddhist Lent

By:  Sisay Vilaysack, Vientiane Times, July 10, 2017

Devotees nationwide mark Buddhist Lent
Photo Credit:  Vientiane Times

Lao people from across the country attended takbaat (alms giving) ceremonies early on Saturday morning to welcome the beginning of Buddhist Lent known locally as Khaophansa.

July 04, 2017

2nd FLE Bookfest 2017

This amazing literature events brings together booksellers, publishers and writers.
ເທດສະການອາຫານສະໝອງຄັ້ງທີ່ 2 / FLE Bookfest 2017 / VTE Book Fest
Credit: VTE Book Fest via Facebook, June 7, 2017

July 02, 2017

Lao community in Assam, India welcomes the Lao Ambassador

Original Title:  Lao Leu community welcomes ambassador in India’s Assam
By:  Vientiane Times, June 21, 2017

Lao community in Assam, India welcomes the Lao Ambassador
Photo Credit:  Vientiane Times

Time and distance may have separated them, but the similarities and bonds of kinship between ethnic Lao living in India’s Assam state and the people of Laos remain strong. 

Believed to have settled in the region for three and a half centuries, many community members were unable to restrain their tears when they welcomed the Ambassador of Lao PDR to India and Lao Embassy staff to their village for the first time.

July 01, 2017

Coffee growers counting beans, out of pocket for product

By:  Vientiane Times, June 27, 2017

Dao-Heuang Group will seek to repay the money it owes the country’s coffee farmers as soon as possible after the company fell several months behind in payments for the raw beans.

The company now owes farmers a total of 27 billion kip after it paid off significant debts according to the Champassak provincial Industry and Commerce Department.

Phouvong Jewelry Calendar 2017 - July and August

Phouvong Jewelry Calendar 2017 - July and August
ບະຕິທິນຮ້ານຄໍາພູວົງ 2017 ເດືອນກໍລະກົດແລະເດືອນສິງຫາ