Laos: A Southeast Asian Odyssey

15 October 2019, 7:12 am

Despite its mix of ancient buddhist temples, pristine jungles, and beautifully-preserved French colonial architecture, Laos still feels like a secret. On this trip, you’ll explore Luang Prabang (and ...... Read More »

Generating test runs at Laos’ Don Sahong dam near Cambodia border

15 October 2019, 5:05 am

Tests were run last week on the first of four electricity generators at the Don Sahong hydropower plant on the Mekong River in Laos’ Champasak province, after construction began in January 2016.... Read More »

Viettel's Unitel unit to launch 5G services in Laos – report

15 October 2019, 12:54 am

Vietnamese military-run operator Viettel, via its Star Telecom (Unitel) unit, plans to launch 5G services in Laos, Vietnamese News Agency (VNA) reports. Viettel owns a 49 percent stake in Unitel.... Read More »

1st of 4 electricity generators tested at Don Sahong hydropower plant in Southern Laos

14 October 2019, 8:06 pm

VIENTIANE, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The first of four electricity generators at the Don Sahong hydropower plant on the Mekong river in Southern Laos' Champasak province was tested last week, after ...... Read More »

Travel bugs: Paradise in the jungle and the littering monks of Laos

14 October 2019, 3:32 pm

I don't think I really had a concept of a naughty monk until that day at the Kuang Si Falls near Luang Prabang in Laos. It was the year 2010 and rumours were rife on the Southeast Asian backpacker ...... Read More »

Meet rescued elephants in Laos' out-of-town haven

14 October 2019, 3:24 pm

I'm in the land of a million elephants but I only have eyes for one. At 60 years old, Peng is the grand dame of MandaLao Elephant Conservation, located just outside the northern Laos city of Luang ...... Read More »

Concern over Cambodia, Laos coal power deal

14 October 2019, 10:12 am

With plans for cross-border electricity grids growing in the region, Laos is banking on hydropower exports to earn revenue. But a recent deal to also sell coal power generated in Laos to Cambodia has ...... Read More »

Laos sets out its stall to attract growing influx of visitors from China

13 October 2019, 2:00 pm

Siphone, a travel guide in Laos, is preparing his team to harness the opportunities resulting from increasing numbers of Chinese tourists visiting the country. "Since 2016, we have been looking to ...... Read More »

Chinese Support Gives Laos an Edge Over Powerful Neighbor Vietnam

11 October 2019, 9:31 pm

Officials in Hanoi aren't wildly protesting to the dam's host country, Laos, however, because Vietnam knows Laos has support from their much larger neighbor, China. Vietnamese leaders instead are ...... Read More »

WATCH: Green Bay rape suspect who fled to Laos sentenced

11 October 2019, 4:56 pm

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