Raise Money To Help Volunteers Saving Lives In Vientiane: Vientiane Rescue

Raise Money To Help Volunteers To Save Lives In Vientiane - Vientiane Rescue

Anne Barker, ABC correspondent, has documented the amazing story of Vientiane Rescue, a team of locals and expats in Vientiane volonteering their time and effort to save countless lives in this beautiful, but poor country.
Apart from the Vientiane Rescue Team, no medical assistance is available in Laos and police who are often the first to reach the accident scene are not trained in first aid.
The volunteers rely entirely on private donations to keep the emergency service running.
We want to help raise money to help this group purchase the Equipment needed to improve their skills and ability to help others. Read more here how you can help save lives. Continue reading

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Vientiane To Trial Pedestrian Zone Alongside Mekong

Vientiane To Trial Pedestrian Zone Alongside Mekong

For nine days at the end of January Vientiane will have a designated walking area alongside the Mekong, designed to offer residents and visitors a peaceful place with a panoramic view where they can take an evening stroll.
“We will close the riverside road in the evening and turn it into a pedestrian walkway for nine days starting from January 24. If it proves popular we will consider continuing with it.”
The installation of temporary bollards to block vehicular traffic from 6 pm until midnight each day will create a pedestrian zone and allow people to walk in …. Continue reading

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AirAsia Is Launching Monthly Flight Pass For Regional Destinations

AirAsia Is Launching Monthly Flight Pass For Regional Destinations

Budget carrier AirAsia said Thursday it will launch a regional air pass next year to increase revenue and boost tourism in Southeast Asia, taking competition in low-cost air travel to a more intense level.
Chief executive Tony Fernandes said the AirAsia ASEAN Pass will allow travelers to fly to 10 different destinations in Southeast Asia in one month for …. Continue reading

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New at Senglao DVD Shop

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These are the latest DVDs at Senglao DVD shop:
– Guardians of the Galaxy
– Dawn of the planet of the apes
– Lucy
– Boyhood
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Laos Sends Four Elephants To Japan

Laos Sends Four Elephants To Japan

The Lao government dispatched four elephants to Japan on Sunday as a special gift to Tokyo Zoo, where it is hoped they will be productive breeding partners.
The gift was in recognition of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Laos and Japan next year.
The elephants and their mahouts travelled with Japanese technicians in a specially designed Japanese aircraft, with an official handover of the animals to …. Continue reading

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Three Foreign Visitors Pronounced Dead In Vientiane Last Week

Three Foreign Visitors Pronounced Dead In Vientiane Last Week

Three foreign visitors were found dead in Vientiane last week and security officials are currently working to ascertain the cause of their deaths.
Those who died included one man from America and another two British nationals, also male. The two British nationals were reported deceased at a hotel on November 11 while the American was found dead on November 14.
Scientific crime officials then collected evidence from the scene including a small plastic bag of white powder, a hypodermic syringe as well as some ….. Continue reading

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So What Exactly Is Sticky Rice, Anyway?

So What Exactly Is Sticky Rice, Anyway?

Sticky rice is one of those great joys of Asian cuisine that people love across the globe, but may not fully understand. What makes it sticky? How does it differ from regular white rice? Where does it come from and is it supposed to be that sticky?
As huge fans of glutinous rice, which is sticky rice’s formal name, we’re here to clear up a few things. For starters, sticky rice is distinct from common white rice; it’s not merely …. Continue reading

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German Man Brutally Attacked By ‘Koh Tao Copycats': Udon Thani

German Man Brutally Attacked By 'Koh Tao Copycats': Udon Thani

A 25-year-old German man was admitted to the ICU after he was allegedly attacked by drunk teenagers in Udon Thani who wanted to imitate the brutal murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao island in September.
Police say the German man was sitting with two Thai friends near a park in Udon Thani’s Muang District in the early morning of 15 November when three Thai teenagers suddenly attacked him with a garden hoe.
The man is now being treated for severe …. Continue reading

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