Sabaidee Magazine, one of Laos’ most popular travel and lifestyle publications, has revamped its design and content to incorporate a new 22-page listings section that can be used as a country guide by locals, expatriates and those passing through on holidays or business.
The new listings detail the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep and relax in the main cities and visitor hotspots throughout Laos. Sabaidee also outlines a host of activities in their See & Do section that families, couples or friends can get up to, such as exploring the capital on two wheels with Vientiane ByCycle, learning how to weave like a native with Ock Pop Tok in Luang Prabang, and zip-lining over gorges and waterfalls in Paksong.
The listings comprehensively describe the main highlights the businesses included have to offer. For restaurants, cafés and bars, they delve into the menu and ambience, and hint at the prices you’ll pay. If you’re heading away on a long weekend, the hotel portion points to whether they’re top-end or budget, and includes the amenities, facilities and some photos of selected accommodation.
Another desirable facet of the magazine is the extensive section reviews. Sabaidee’s writers regularly venture out to discover the newest, trendiest and most standout spas, eateries, entertainment venues, shops and activities in the capital and greater Laos.
Although the redesign definitely makes Sabaidee more useful to locals, expats and visitors, it still contains the same excellent arts focus, health and wellness articles, travel features and a What’s On guide.
The new issue of Sabaidee Magazine (Nov-Dec ’13) – which marks its two-year anniversary – includes a 15-page cover story entitled ‘The Wild South’ which explores the provinces of Attapeu, Champasak, Saravan and Sekong thru the lens. They also profile seaside living in Pattaya, Thailand in their Close to Home section, interview Gabriel Kuperman, Director of the Luang Prabang Film Festival, in the Sabaidee Guest pages, and search out eco-tourism opportunities in the north.
To celebrate two years running, Sabaidee is also giving three lucky people the opportunity to win either a 250,000 kip dinner voucher for Xayoh Grill House in Vientiane, a massage at Dhammada Oasis in Luang Prabang or a spa treatment at Kiridara Spa in Luang Prabang. All you have to do is ‘Like’ their Facebook page between November 22nd and December 6th. Check the page out here.
You can pick up your free copy of Sabaidee Magazine in most Vientiane and Luang Prabang coffeehouses, city-centre restaurants, spa and massage centres, Simeuang Market and Wattay Airport’s departure lounge.