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‘1191’ is The new Emergency Number to Call Vientiane Police

‘1191’ is The new Emergency Number to Call Vientiane Police

0 by / on 18/09/2012, 2:16 pm / in Featured, News & Events

Vientiane Police Headquarters announced a new emergency number – 1191 – at the biyearly crime report meeting in Vientiane yesterday. The Headquarters Deputy Chief, Lieutenant Colonel Khamkeo Manola, said the previous emergency call number has been out of service for a long time while their office was rebuilt.“1191 is now the emergency call number, 24 hours a day. We welcome all […]

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Has Someone Accessed Your Facebook Account?

Has Someone Accessed Your Facebook Account?

1 by / on 16/09/2012, 4:12 pm / in computers, Featured, Internet, Technology

??????????????????? Facebook ??????? – There is a way to change your Facebook settings to see if your friends, colleagues or anyone else has sneakily entered your account and viewed your private information. If you have a feeling that other people might be using your Facebook account, it could be that you have used a password that is too easy to guess […]

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Donpamai Rd To Be Completed By October

Donpamai Rd To Be Completed By October

0 by / on 06/09/2012, 10:59 pm / in Featured, News & Events

After months of sluggish development, residents can finally see some concrete evidence concerning construction of the road leading from Donpamai Village to Sokpaluang Village in Vientiane’s Sisattanak District.  According to Mr. Khamsone Soundala, head of construction, the road is progressing according to plan and due for completion by October this year. Currently at 80%, the project is expected to be finished before […]

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Oldest Modern Human Fossil in Southeast Asia found in Laos

Oldest Modern Human Fossil in Southeast Asia found in Laos

0 by / on 22/08/2012, 11:09 am / in Featured, News & Events

Researchers have described an ancient skull recovered from a cave in the Annamite Mountains in northern Laos as the oldest modern human fossil found in Southeast Asia, pushing back the clock on modern human migration through the region by as much as 20,000 years. The discovery indicates that ancient wanderers out of Africa left the coast and inhabited diverse habitats […]

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The Tea Room by Dao

The Tea Room by Dao

0 by / on 20/08/2012, 5:21 am / in Featured, Food, Restaurants & Cafes

After hearing mostly good feedback about both branches of The Tea Room by Dao in Pakse and Luang Prabang but not having been to either of them, I couldn’t wait to go and try out The Tea Room by Dao in Vientiane after it finally opened. Having to drive for over 20 minutes from my office to The Tea Room was a […]

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Eyeless Huntsman Spider Found in Laos

Eyeless Huntsman Spider Found in Laos

0 by / on 12/08/2012, 8:40 am / in Featured, Nature / Wildlife, News & Events

Huntsman spiders, like most spiders, are typically equipped with eight eyes. But researchers have discovered a new cave-dwelling species that ditched its peepers for a life in permanent darkness. Peter Jäger, head of arachnology at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, reported that he found the spider in a cave in Laos, in Southeast Asia, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) away from […]

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Noisy Boats Changing Tha Ngon Cruise Experience

Noisy Boats Changing Tha Ngon Cruise Experience

0 by / on 24/07/2012, 6:54 pm / in Featured, Food, Restaurants & Cafes

Boat cruises from Tha Ngon village used to charm local and foreign visitors, who enjoyed the fresh food and relaxing scenery but loud karaoke music is now changing the once peaceful atmosphere. This area is very popular, with hundreds of people visiting each weekend to relax; eating, drinking, enjoying a scenic view or going on a river cruise. Often both sides of the Nam Ngum River are crowded with visitors looking to enjoy themselves during their time off […]

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Chinese Investors To Help Launch Laos Satellite

Chinese Investors To Help Launch Laos Satellite

0 by / on 13/07/2012, 1:37 pm / in Featured, News & Events

A Chinese company has vowed to speed up its satellite development project in Laos, after getting the green light from the government earlier this year. Linhai Group Chairman Dr Wu Weilin and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong in Vientiane on Wednesday as part of the group’s effort to push forward the satellite development project in Laos. Chengdu Linhai Electronics Co., Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Lao government earlier this […]

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Vientiane For Wine Lovers

Vientiane For Wine Lovers

1 by / on 07/06/2012, 9:42 am / in Featured, Food, Restaurants & Cafes, Wine

You may not think of Laos, a developing country in Southeast Asia, as a place for wine lovers, but travelling oenophiles take notice. Its capital city Vientiane has a slew of sophisticated wine bars catering to a growing market. Don’t be surprised by the selection, reasonable prices and good value, especially for French wines (in a shop, you can find a decent […]

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Electric Vehicles the Key for a Clean Vientiane

Electric Vehicles the Key for a Clean Vientiane

2 by / on 26/05/2012, 10:55 am / in Cars and Bikes, Featured, Lifestyle

(Bangkok Post, Thailand) Laos is booming, and nowhere is that more visible than in Vientiane, with the capital city growing in population by 5% per year and due to double in size in the next 20 years. Lao people are seeing huge increases in service provision and opportunity, but as the city grows, it has to face up to a […]

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