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  1. Swire puts Vientiane on the tourist track

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A three-day, two-night package to the Laotian capital Vientiane is being offered by Swire Travel. Prices start from HK$3,690 and include a return flight via Bangkok, breakfast, airport transfers and accommodation at one of five hotels, including the Novotel Vientiane. Rates for additional nights start from HK$450 for the Novotel but vary according to the hotel. Flight surcharges ...

  2. Vientiane

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Cynthia Rosenfeld

    ... slings (US$25), with intricate, colourful stitchwork. The undisputed queen of Vientiane weaving is American Carol Cassidy, who, along with her African husband, has turned Lao Textiles (above ... as a symbol of fertility. Upstairs is a world-class collection of unique wall hangings. Vientiane's fashion fix can be found just down the street at Satri Lao (Ban Mixay, tel: 856 21 244 384). ...

  3. 'Made in China' now a hot ticket in Vientiane

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Choi Chi Yuk

    ... Choi Chi Yuk in Vientiane The 'Made in China' label, once scorned in Laos, is now coveted. 'About eight years ago, the quality of Chinese products sold in Laos was so bad that they had an infamous reputation,' said Peng Zhenghua, a Chinese businessman who has lived in the capital, Vientiane, since 1993. 'Many people found that Chinese food they bought had ...

  4. Travellers' checks

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... station, at Thanaleng, and on to Vientiane, before returning to the Thai capital. The journey costs US$1,950 per person, twin share. Deal of the week JJ Explorer is offering a private escorted ...

  5. Another Quiet American

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

    ... also see him as one of the young travellers he disparages, rather than the long-term Vientiane resident he considers himself. Dakin also seems confused about Asian women. He frowns ...

  6. Laos - the long, troubled decade

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... continue to fester unattended. Bus passengers were killed on the highway in southern Laos in June. In February and April more buses were hit in Kasi, north of the capital Vientiane. Kasi is near ... in Vientiane and the few other large towns. Anecdotal evidence suggests what wealth the country has is flowing into the hands of a small, privileged group. Some comrades, particularly those close ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTHEAST ASIA

    Laos NGO restrictions threaten development, say non-profit groups

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:43am by Erin Hale, Aleksander Solum

    ... of Foreign Affairs did not respond to a request for comment, but Western embassies in Vientiane say they are aware of the two draft decrees and concerned about their impact on non-profit groups ...

  8. Signs of promise

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... visitors, the capital, Vientiane, in central Laos, is attracting a growing number of business travellers. Thomas Pillai, general manager of the Settha Palace Hotel, a luxury property with facilities for small meetings and events in Vientiane, says there is demand for small events venues. 'Foreign investors are coming in, and there is a lot of training, especially in the environmental, ...

  9. News - Asia - SUMMIT

    Asia-Europe leaders in Laos vow to promote free trade

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vientiane Asian and European leaders on Tuesday renounced protectionism and vowed to promote free trade at a major summit in communist Laos, officials said. Dozens of leaders converged on the small landlocked nation for the Asia-Europe Meeting, seeking to strengthen trade links between two regions that together account for about half of global economic output. ...

  10. News - Asia - LAOS

    Five senior Lao officials including defence minister killed in plane crash

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:27pm by APF, AP, Reuters

    ... with shovels. Some 18 people were believed to be on board the plane, which left Vientiane early yesterday to take the group to a ceremony in Xiangkhouang province. Among those confirmed killed ... minister Thongbane Sengaphone, Vientiane governor Sukhan Mahalad and at least one other senior ruling-party official, said Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee. He said he was given ...




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