Wednesday, September 30, 2020

September 2020 - News Roundup ລວມຂ່າວ ເດືອນກັນຍາປີ2020

Laos Grilled on Disappearances, Speech Curbs at UN Rights Meeting
Radio Free Asia News, September 30, 2020

Laos, Thailand strengthen cooperation in foreign affairs
Vientiane Times, The Star (Myannmar), September 30, 2020

Laos improves business environment to attract int'l firms
Xinhua News, September 29, 2020

China-Laos railway holes all 75 tunnels
Xinhua News, September 29, 2020

Dengue fever cases still on the rise in Laos
Xinhua News, September 28, 2020

Laos credit downgrade signals 'real' default risk as China looms
Nikkei Asia News, September 24, 2020

Fitch Downgrades Laos to 'CCC'
Fitch Ratings, September 23, 2020

Laos’ excess power sparks export drive
Phnom Penh Post, September 23, 2020

Laos allows foreign nationals to own condominiums
Laotian Times, September 22, 2020

Storm Noul makes landfall in Vietnam, moves into Laos
Bangkok Post, September 18, 2020

Laos: Activists and rights groups demand release of Mouay
International Federation of Journalists, September 16, 2020

Lao trainees visit rail-welding yard in Vientiane, Laos
Xinhua News, September 13, 2020

Laos Launches TV Station Supported by China
Vision Times, September 26, 2020

Exclusive: Taking power - Chinese firm to run Laos electric grid amid default warnings
Reuters, September 4, 2020

Laos faces sovereign default as forex reserves dip below $1bn
Financial Times, September 3, 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Learn Lao Language: The Weather

Learn Lao Language:  The Weather
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ອາກາດ The Weather
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Nang Tolanee - Earth Goddess

Nang Tolanee - Earth Goddess
ນາງທໍລະນີ.  Artwork by: LM/Laoconnection.com

Monday, September 21, 2020

Learn Lao Language: Basics - Days of the Week

 

Learn Lao Language:  Basics - Days of the Week
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ມື້ວັນ Days of the Week
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Monday, September 14, 2020

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Look up...way up

Patusai in Vientiane - ceiling artwork
ສິນລະປະຢູ່ເທິງເພດານປະຕູໄສ
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.