J&C Awarded “Top Gold Agent”: Toko Assurance

J&C Awarded “Top Gold Agent” - Toko Assurance

Toko Assurance held its 7th Anniversary Celebration at a Don Chan Palace Hotel with roar of success and confidence.
The Award Ceremony for its top agents was the climax of the evening setting a positive tone for an even better performance in 2015. J&C Services, represented by Mr. Stephan R. Aeschbach, Senior Partner, was awarded with “Top Gold Agent” together with Public Bank.
J&C Services received already in previous years “Top Agent” awards. “J&C Expat Services strong performance is impressive” explains CEO Lim. “J&C Services has become an important link between ….. Continue reading

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Thailand’s Economic Outlook Worst In 40 years

Thailand’s Economic Outlook Worst In 40 years

All the economic engines appear to have stopped functioning rendering Thailand’s economic outlook the worst in 40 years.
The contraction of economic growth, the shrinking of export and domestic consumption, farm price slump and delayed disbursement of government’s spending budget have combined to make the private sector feel not confident with the ….. Continue reading

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Body Found In Laos River Search: British Boat Tourist

Body Found In Laos River Search: British Boat Tourist

A body has been found in the search for a missing woman who vanished after a boat capsized on a river trip in Laos, south-east Asia.
Johanna Powell, from Cardiff, was reported missing on Saturday. The 37-year-old, a BBC Wales picture editor, was on a tourist boat on the Mekong River near Pak Beng.
Her brother-in-law Dean Price said the family was told she was asleep when the boat hit a rock in rapids causing it to tip, take on water and …. Continue reading

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Express Bus Services Planned For Vientiane

Creating Vientiane Bus Lanes Will Encourage More Passengers

Vientiane State Bus Enterprise has plans for express nonstop services along three main routes within the city.
The planned services will not stop to pick up people en route, meaning that passengers will ride from their departure point all the way without stopping until the bus arrives at its final destination.
The three routes are between the main bus station and Dongdok, the bus station and the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge and from the …..
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New at Senglao DVD Shop


These are the latest DVDs at Senglao DVD shop:
– Interstellar
– The Water Diviner
– A Most Violent Year
– PK
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Happy Lao New Year 2015 ! Sokdee Pi Mai Lao !!!

Happy Lao New Year 2014 ! Sokdee Pi Mai Lao !!!

We wish you a Happy Pi Mai celebration and a prosperous and wonderful 2015 !
At this festive season of the year, we would like to thank our customers for your treasured support given to us. We value your patronage and appreciate your confidence in us.
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Vientiane Rescue (call 1623) Seeks Donation of First Aid Material

Vientiane Rescue 1623

We are heading into Pi Mai and already Vientiane Rescue are overwhelmed with the numbers of calls. Emergency calls increased by 200% in 5 months and almost 500 victims were registered last month … and Pi Mai hasn’t even yet started !
Sébastien Perret from Vientiane Rescue told us today that the organisation is in desperate need of First Aid Material, mainly gauze pads and medical gloves.
In fact, Vientiane Rescue can barely afford to operate at all. The volunteers rely entirely on private donations to keep the emergency service …. Continue reading

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Long Queues To Pay Road Tax

Lao Road Tax 2015

People in Vientiane are facing a long queue when they go to pay road tax this year as they need to register the vehicle’s information.
The new service for paying road tax began in the middle of last month in each District Finance Office in the city plus a road tax centre in Naxay village of Xaysetha district.
“Many people are complaining about the long queues as last year there was much less ….. Continue reading

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