Khou is an eight year-old girl from the village of Nong Khuay, a Khmu community two hours away from Luang Prabang. Ostensibly like other kids her age, she actually suffers frequent seizures and shows signs of a development disability. Because access to quality healthcare in Nong Khuay – and most rural villages in Laos – is unavailable, Khou has never been diagnosed, treatments never investigated. Until now.
Lao Friends Hospital for Children is the realization of the kindness of renowned Japanese photographer, Kenro Izu. While visiting Cambodia in 1994, he was struck by …… Continue reading
For those new to Laos, heading out in your car for the first time can be a daunting experience. Traffic rules differ to other countries and there are a lot of new driving techniques to learn. Parking can also be very confusing because of special rules and regulations unique to Laos.
In Vientiane and other cities there are ….. Continue reading
Vientiane is notorious for its lack of addresses and bad directions and only a few restaurants in the city offer any form of delivery service. How many times have you wanted to order something different but ended up with a Thai style pizza for lack of other options?
Chomp-a is a brand new online food ordering service. Customers can order food from a range of restaurants around Vientiane delivered straight to their doors ! Delivery is 30,000 Kip set fee with no …… Continue reading
It could take up to a decade for substantial changes to be seen after the Asean Economic Community (AEC) goes into full effect at the end of this year, a Bangkok seminar heard yesterday.
The dream of a single market with free flows of trade, labour and investment will take up to 10 years to be realised, and it will take three or four years before the effects of lowered trade barriers will truly be seen, experts said.
Some tariffs have already been lowered but in many cases ….. Continue reading
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Our insurance services include Expat International Health Insurance, Office, Home and Content Insurance, Motor Insurance, Health and Personal Accident Insurance for local staff members and …… Continue reading
A new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report predicts that Laos will maintain relatively robust growth in 2015 and 2016, supported by the expansion of hydropower and services.
Growth is expected to moderate to about 7.0 percent in 2015 due to continued weakening domestic demand in some sectors, before picking up to 7.2 percent in 2016, according to the recently released ADB report.
“The Lao economy remains a strong performer in the region with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2014 recorded at … Continue reading
The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) says it is investigating a claim that a taxi driver stranded a family of foreign tourists on a highway in Bangkok.
The family hailed the cab from Suvarnabhumi Airport and asked to go to Rama IX Road, but the driver missed the exit on the expressway and did not want to …… Continue reading
A resort complex in northwest Laos targeting Chinese visitors has become a “lawless playground” for the trade in illegal wildlife ranging from tiger meat to bear paws, an advocacy group said Thursday.
Customers “can openly buy endangered species products” in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone on the border between Laos, Myanmar and …. Continue reading