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  1. Another Quiet American

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by John Fox

    ... (NTA) of the government of Laos, which was then just opening its borders to lure tourists. Dakin was intrigued. Despite speaking fluent Chinese and Japanese, he spoke no Lao and knew little ... pilot called Joe, a long-term Laos resident who has a love-hate relationship with the country. While Dakin takes to life in Laos, he's reluctant to stay too long, lest he ends up like Joe, ...

  2. Ant Egg Soup: The Adventures of a Food Tourist in Laos

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Ant Egg Soup: The Adventures of a Food Tourist in Laos by Natacha Du Pont De Bie Sceptre $145 Natacha Du Pont De Bie is not the smug tourist who goes to a third-world country ... and India. So, when she reads Traditional Recipes of Laos, by Phia Sing, chef to the Lao royal family, which was edited by the late, great food historian Alan Davidson, Du Pont De Bie knows ...

  3. Inspiring trip to Laos

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI Selected Unicef young leaders, from different schools and backgrounds, will leave for a field visit to Laos on Sunday. The trip is part of this year's Young Leaders ... representatives in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, and visit water sanitation facilities, local schools and the Unicef office during the one-week trip. 'There are a few areas that we ...

  4. Class acts

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Chef Philip Sedgwick (right) of Gaddi's at the Peninsula is teaching a cooking course on Mediterranean cuisine from June 16 to 19. Each class will focus on different subjects: tomatoes and shrimp on June 16; lemon and chicken on June 17; a ...

  5. Space doctor

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok China's first man in space, Colonel Yang Liwei, is led back to his seat after being conferred with an honorary doctorate by Chinese University yesterday. Fellow recipients were Shun Hing Group chairman William Mong Man-wai (seated), Nobel economics laureate James Mirrlees and philosopher Lao Yung-wei, also known as Lao Sze-kwang. The astronaut said he felt ...


    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Li Ting and Lao Lishi Age: 17 (Li Ting) Height: 157cm Weight: 44kg Event: Women's 10m Platform Age: 16 (Lao Lishi) Height: 153cm Weight: 43kg Event: Women's 10m Platform Lao Lishi and Li Ting made a lot of 'sacrifices' to win gold. 'I just did what I had to do,' said Lao. 'This year, I have made a lot of sacrifices. I was not sure whether ...

  7. Happy with life

    Posted Apr 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... these conditions every day in Laos, one of the poorest countries in the world. This was a real eye-opener for 25 Hong Kong youngsters who recently visited Vientiane, the capital of this Southeast Asian ... per cent of children don't even survive past five years old. Twenty-five years after the Vietnam War, much of the three million tonnes of ammunition and bombs dropped in Laos still poses ...

  8. Cooking with the spices of life

    Posted Aug 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... IF YOU TRIED cooking Thai food but could not get the taste right, you probably did not use the right ingredients. Small alterations in the ingredients can make a big difference. Here is a basic guide: Fish sauce This omnipresent ingredient is indispensabl ...

  9. Friends in need

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Julian Gearing

    ... them in the United States. A fitting end, one might think, to the Indo-China war, during which Hmong fighters from Laos helped the CIA fight the communists. But there's a catch. They may have been valiant heroes in helping the US and Thailand fight off the communist menace in Laos in the early 1970s, but only some of them and their families look set to catch those planes. Many ...

  10. Weaving magic

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Individualism in the home is a popular design trend, while Asian artefacts are also holding their own. Offering the best of both worlds is Fabrics Etc (11/F, Asia Standard Tower, 59 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2810 7360), which is selling textiles from Laos. Weaving, spinning and dyeing have been important skills for Loatian village women for centuries and they continue to use ...




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