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Thai supermarkets top the list for Lao visitors

Thai supermarkets top the list for Lao visitors

0 by / on 08/03/2014, 2:51 pm / in Lifestyle, Shopping, Supermarkets

The big supermarkets in Nong Khai and Udon Thani provinces of Thailand are more of a tourist attraction for Lao people than historical, cultural and natural sites in the area. On the weekends, big supermarkets are crowded with Lao people who enjoy shopping for various kinds of goods including fruit, seafood, meats and general processed foods. Whenever you go across […]

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CAMCE breaks ground for Vientiane Shopping Plaza

CAMCE breaks ground for Vientiane Shopping Plaza

0 by / on 03/03/2014, 9:44 am / in Lifestyle, Shopping

CAMCE Engineering held a groundbreaking ceremony for Vientiane Shopping Plaza, to be located in Done Chan (Thatkhao Village) on 27 February. The Vientiane Shopping Plaza will sit on 75,000 sq m as a mix of Lao with western architecture, according to President of CAMCE Engineering, Ms Luo Yang. The plaza falls under the USD500-million Vientiane New World project and will […]

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Vientiane Center shopping mall to open in mid-2014

Vientiane Center shopping mall to open in mid-2014

2 by / on 13/01/2014, 12:50 pm / in Lifestyle, Shopping

A new high-profile shopping centre set to open in Vientiane late this year will distinguish itself with a marketing strategy that targets brand-name shoppers. Despite the fact that there are many shopping centres in the capital, North Nongchan Complex Development Co. Ltd believes the city is still missing a shopping centre focusing on high-end products. The company’s vice-general manager of […]

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Santa in Laos Christmas Cards

Santa in Laos Christmas Cards

0 by / on 25/11/2013, 9:25 am / in Lifestyle, Shopping

????????????????????? Christmas Cards in Laos, 2013  Need christmas cards? See below for more information on the unique ‘Santa in Laos’ Christmas card set

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The Developer Who Cried Mall: Stalled Projects in Laos

The Developer Who Cried Mall: Stalled Projects in Laos

1 by / on 11/03/2013, 10:44 am / in Lifestyle, Shopping, Supermarkets

???????????????????????????? ???????. It’s 11:00am on a sunny Saturday morning at the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge border crossing. A steady flow of people are slowly advancing from counter to counter, shuffling onward until reaching their final exit stamp. By closing time at the border, hundreds, if not thousands, of people will have made this crossing into Thailand by public bus or private vehicle. […]

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ASEAN Mall: Another Mall, Another Wash Out?

ASEAN Mall: Another Mall, Another Wash Out?

2 by / on 27/06/2012, 1:22 pm / in Shopping

Is ASEAN Mall to be yet another wash out letdown for Vientiane residents, or will it be a proper shopping destination with stores that actually interest people? This is the big question for most Vientianers who have been repeatedly disappointed by promises of grandiose shopping centers and malls which, when completed, end up routinely churning out the same old junk […]

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Is Laos Expensive?

Is Laos Expensive?

10 by / on 10/06/2012, 2:19 pm / in Shopping, Supermarkets, Thailand

Is Laos expensive? Most Vientianers have felt the pinch at some stage as prices seem be ever on the increase. With only a small manufacturing industry, many of the products we purchase are imported, originating in Thailand, Vietnam or China. This includes the food we eat, the clothes we wear and even the fuel we pump into our cars. But […]

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Sinhtech Supplies More Digital Devices To Vientiane

Sinhtech Supplies More Digital Devices To Vientiane

2 by / on 05/06/2012, 3:42 pm / in Electronics, Phones, Shopping, Technology

To supply this ever-growing technolust, various stores have opened in Vientiane that stock all manner of digital devices. Me Shop became a quick success, followed by Guru, and now Sinhtech joins the ranks specialising in dock style speaker systems. Opened on May 21st by owner, Mr. Sinh Chaleunthong, the store stocks a range of digital cameras, keyboard , mouse and USB accessories and laptop computers. The real draw of the store is its range of Apple products including the iPod, iPad and iPhone, all of which come with full 1 year warranties. Customers can also purchase covers, cases and accessories for phones, which come in many different colors and styles. There is also a limited range of Blu-Ray discs available too.

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Lane Xang Arcade Comes Up Smelling Like Flowers

Lane Xang Arcade Comes Up Smelling Like Flowers

1 by / on 11/05/2012, 12:47 pm / in Featured, News & Events, Shopping

Goodbye swimming pool, Hello Lane Xang Arcade! The Lane Xang Hotel has given up its underused swimming pool and spa area to pave the way for construction of a new shopping and restaurant complex, the Lane Xang Arcade. Little media attention has been given to this project, however it promises to be a new destination for shopping and eating, and if all goes to plan, catching a movie or two as well.

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Art Supplies in Vientiane and Bangkok

Art Supplies in Vientiane and Bangkok

0 by / on 15/12/2011, 12:52 pm / in Shopping, Thailand

Where can you get quality art supplies in Vientiane? Almost nowhere, apparently, according to one art gallery owner who I spoke with. There are two notable and convenient places to shop for art and craft supplies in Bangkok, however. The first is at the top floor of the Siam Paragon Shopping Mall Department Store. You can find a large range of most items, however it tends to focus more on stationery than arts and crafts.

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