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Chinese Investor To Build Condos at That Luang Marsh

Chinese Investor To Build Condos at That Luang Marsh

0 by / on 23/01/2014, 9:17 am / in House and Garden, Lifestyle

The Chinese developer that invested in the That Luang Marsh Specific Economic Zone  in Vientiane is forging ahead with a new phase in the area’s development, constructing 18 condominiums that will each be as many as 18 storeys high. Vice president of the zone’s management board, Mr Pheng Inthilath, toldVientiane Times yesterday the soil levelling had already commenced and the laying […]

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Dangerous Health Effects of Burning of Plastics and Waste

Dangerous Health Effects of Burning of Plastics and Waste

0 by / on 02/01/2014, 7:30 am / in Health, House and Garden, Lifestyle

????????? ???????????????????? How does home plastic waste burning affect people’s health? Most people who burn their plastic domestic waste do not realize how  harmful this practice is to their health and to the environment. Current research indicates that backyard-burning of waste is far more harmful to our health than previously thought. It can increase the risk of heart disease, aggravate respiratory ailments such as asthma and emphysema, and cause rashes, […]

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i-Furniture showroom officially opens in Vientiane

i-Furniture showroom officially opens in Vientiane

0 by / on 14/08/2013, 10:09 am / in House and Garden, Lifestyle

I-Furniture Sole, a subsidiary company of Kolao Group, unveiled its showroom in Vientiane Capital on August 8, offering a new focus for customers in the country. The showroom, the biggest of its kind in Laos, has been built on a total area of 18,000 square metres at KM8 on Thadeua Road, Somvang Tai village, Hadsayfong District. I-Furniture Sole Company will […]

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Sixth Annual Vientiane Furniture Fair

Sixth Annual Vientiane Furniture Fair

1 by / on 30/05/2013, 10:42 am / in House and Garden, Lifestyle

The sixth annual Vientiane Furniture Fair commenced on Tuesday, aimed at boosting the integration of furniture markets in Lao provinces with those in neighbouring countries. The fair has been held at Lao-ITECC in previous years, but 2013 is the first year businesses from other countries have displayed furniture at the fair, with more than 20,000 people expected to attend this year. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Head of Vientiane Industry and Commerce Department, […]

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Designing Home in Laos

Designing Home in Laos

1 by / on 25/03/2013, 11:35 am / in House and Garden, Lifestyle

Laos is a beautiful country with materials that offer attractive possibilities for interior design. Bamboo, paper, and fabrics can be combined to create interesting and aesthetic decor items for the home. Expat Living For the expat, living overseas has an element of excitement, novelty, and interest. There are many rewarding factors like discovering the depth of the culture and language as well as engaging […]

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Wooden Furniture Makers Losing Domestic Market Share

Wooden Furniture Makers Losing Domestic Market Share

0 by / on 28/08/2012, 7:42 am / in Furniture, House and Garden, Lifestyle

Lao wooden furniture manufacturers are losing domestic market share amid an inflow of cheap and modern furniture from foreign countries. “We have stopped producing  TV cabinets because Lao people  don’t buy them. They now like  to buy the imported ones,” said one wooden furniture maker in Sihom village, Chanthabouly district.  “What we can sell at  present are dining tables, chairs  and other […]

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Cable TV in Laos

Cable TV in Laos

5 by / on 04/07/2012, 12:39 pm / in House and Garden, Lifestyle

If you’re new to Laos (or you just haven’t had your television connected yet), this article will explain that there are now more options than you may realise for cable TV in Laos. There are currently five fully Lao owned and operated TV channels, including Lao National TV 1, Lao National TV 2, Lao Star (which can be watched live at this link), Tolaphap […]

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Futuristic Hidden Oven

Futuristic Hidden Oven

0 by / on 09/01/2012, 12:00 am / in House and Garden, Lifestyle

Ovens are essential cooking instruments in many types of cooking, particularly roasting meats and baking breads, cakes and pastries. With much of this type of cooking being European in origin, many rental homes in Laos do not feature an oven. As a result of this, some expats who enjoy baking have had to purchase their own ovens. Whilst it’s true that not all rental homes in Laos include an oven in their kitchen, many are decked out with the huge white box-style ovens that all expats have come to know and love (or hate). Some newer homes in Laos now feature modern, stainless steel built-in ovens that take up less space, but even these could soon be a thing of past.

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Government Encouraging Foreign Investment in Real Estate

Government Encouraging Foreign Investment in Real Estate

0 by / on 27/10/2011, 10:26 am / in Banking, Business, House and Garden, Real Estate

The goverment is encouraging foreign businesses to invest in real estate, according to the Minister of Planning and Investment. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Korean Business Centre in Vientiane on Monday, Mr. Somdy Duangdy said the amended Law on Investment Promition gives a green light for foreign investment in the real estate sector.

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The Changing Face of Rental Housing in Vientiane

The Changing Face of Rental Housing in Vientiane

0 by / on 16/10/2011, 3:32 pm / in House and Garden

A quick look through any current rental real estate portfolio in Vientiane will show a number of ‘compound’ or ‘cluster’ style properties that feature three or four identical houses either in a row or group. Typically, these will have a paved front yard with a small garden bed and a storage/laundry area at the rear.

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