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  1. 3 Nagas Boutique Hotel, Laos

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Morgan Ommer

    ... the best place in the world in which to do nothing. Owner Pascal Trahan suggests taking a few books and lounging on the terrace; perhaps you'd prefer going for a stroll to do as the Lao do ... Sakkaline Road, Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang, Laos, tel: 856 71253 888; or visit www.3nagas.com. ...

  2. The Boat Landing, northern Laos

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Morgan Ommer

    ... The border with Yunnan is 7km away. What's so special about it? It is the only eco lodge in Laos and as such is recognised by the International Ecotourism Society. Its management is committed ... through the use of solar panels. What's on the menu? Jams, juices, Laotian green tea, wine and sugar palm beer are made by a company called Lao Farmers' Products. The coffee comes from ...

  3. Ant Egg Soup

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin Ant Egg Soup by Natacha Du Pont De Bie Sceptre $120 Until now, only one English book on Laotian food was available- an obscure volume of recipes from the court of the late king of Laos. When 'food tourist' Natacha Du Pont De Bie learned this, she set about discovering the cuisine from scratch. Travelling around Laos, she feasts on sticky rice, ...


    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Leisa Tyler

    ... Leisa Tyler Pitak Srichan's tom yum kung narm khon (spicy prawn soup with fresh milk, above) Keeping the traditional flavours of tom yum intact, chef Pitak offers a variation using milk instead of coconut cream. It might sound strange, but the new in ...

  5. Go for a cuppa on the fringes

    Posted Nov 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... religions, Zen Buddhism. At the Badiao Teahouse in south Chengdu, one can enjoy a variety of Sichuan specialities. In the Huang Cheng Lao Ma building, the teahouse is attached to the Hot Pot Restaurant. Huang Cheng Lao Ma is the work of one of Chengdu's pre-eminent art lovers and admirer of old styles. ...

  6. Four-nation operation smashes drug ring

    Posted Oct 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the borders separating China, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. Han and a mainland associate were two of seven people arrested on September 22 in Laos during a raid organised by authorities in the four ... 'Han Yongwan's transnational drug-trafficking syndicate and networks covering several regions in China, Myanmar and Laos were destroyed'. The China-Asean (Association of Southeast ...

  7. A Nobel cause

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... for her work helping communities in Laos and Cambodia. Delighted patrons browsed through the spacious restaurant, enjoying delicious canapes and the al fresco environment. The night also included ...

  8. Top local talents to present modern dance spectacle

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... JOLENE OTREMBA The City Contemporary Dance Company will present a modern dance spectacle by award-winner Helen Lai from September 9 to 11. In the Beginning- Deciphering the Code of Life blends Hebrew, Chinese, Egyptian, Indian and Mayan myths. The dance will be accompanied by sounds from Malaysia, Malawi, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Ivory Coast, Australia, Canada and Russia. ...

  9. Second coming

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Laos, Thailand and Indonesia, as well as ceramics and baskets. Hong Kong designers represented include Denise Huang Mengqi (suzhou-cobblers.com), whose pretty silk slippers (below) range ...

  10. Poor grades for East Asia

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... with Myanmar, Vietnam, Nepal and Laos all scoring badly. The watchdog's index scores press freedom based on 52 questions, ranging from concentration of media ownership and self-censorship ... Cambodia; 111) Philippines; 117) Indonesia; 122) Malaysia; 147) Singapore; 153) Laos; 161) Vietnam; 162) China; 165) Myanmar; 167) North Korea. Source: Reporters Without Borders ...




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