What's on
 

Free field hockey training and game

Those aged 14 and over can come and join the field hockey training and game. No previous experience required, we have coaches available. Your first week is free. Come and try it, get fit, and meet new people. All nationalities welcome, men and women, no upper age limit.
Where: Spirit Soccer Field, Vientiane
When: January 31, 6pm – 7pm

Free business training for women

Women are invited to attend this training, themed “Get ahead for women entrepreneurs”. The event is organised by EDC Company and the Women’s Entrepreneurial Centre. Please register your seat at https://goo.gl/forms/zcBO6sX0jXKk3aMw1
When: February 4-8, 8:30 am – 4 pm
Where: Women’s Entrepreneurial Centre
For more information please call 021 451669.

K-Pop dance cover contest

ITECC Mall is hosting the K-Pop Dance Cover Contest 2019, open to young people who love dancing and singing Korean songs and dance.
Where: ITECC Mall, 6th floor
When: Auditions will take place on January 18 from 17-20pm, with the final contest scheduled for January 20 from 14-18pm. For more information visit the Facebook page of ITECC Mall.

Cover song contest

Want to be a singer with TK Soundlao? Then enter this contest organised by singer Ponsinh Boutkaska and TK Soundlao, which offers prizes worth 3 million kip and the chance to work for TK Soundlao. Simply send a video of yourself singing “Longkhobkanbor” by Ponsinh, accompanied by a musical backing.
Where: Send your video to Facebook Toto out of the box and Facebook Thavisack Thammavongsa and 10 friends.
When: Submit from now until the end of January. The video that receives the most Likes and is shared the most will be the winner, whose name will be announced on February 14.

E4D Continuing Education Scholarship

Switzerland’s Engineering for Development (E4D) Continuing Education Scholarship for the next academic year is now open for candidates from low income countries.  The scholarship can be availed for Master of Advanced Studies (MAS), Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) and Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). For more details on the scholarship visit https://www.ethz.ch/…/E4D%20Continuing%20Education%20Schola…
When: Deadline is April 30.
Where: Submit your application to e4d@sl.ethz.ch.
For more information please contact Ms. Patricia Heuberger-Meyer E4D Programme Manager ETH Global Rämistrasse 101 8092 Zürich Switzerland +41 44 632 56 13 patricia.heuberger@sl.ethz.ch
 tricia.heuberger@sl.ethz.ch

Free cleft palate surgery

Mahosot Hospital and Champassak Hospital are offering free surgery to anyone with harelip and/or cleft palate. This service is supported by the Women’s International Group and the Bridge the Gap Foundation in the Netherlands. Financial support for travel expenses for provincial patients and guardians available.
When and Where: Registration from January 13-19 at Mahosot Hospital and January 20-24 at Champassak Hospital. 
For more information call: 030 9604 893

Wood furniture fair

The Lao Furniture Association is hosting the 5th Lao Wood Furniture Fair.
The fair aims to boost productivity and expand marketplace access for Lao wood furniture makers. It has a particular focus on forest conservation and the sustainable use of wood, rattan and bamboo products.
The fair will have 195 booths, of which 20 will feature One Product, One District business units. Furniture makers from neighbouring countries will be invited to participate.
When: January 12-20
Where: Lao-ITECC, Vientiane
For more information call: 020 5666 4355; 020 5652 9438; 020 9857 7818
Email: lao.furniture.assn@gmail.com

Baseball match

Come and watch Lao and overseas baseball players compete for the Minister of Education and Sports’ trophy and other prizes. The event is hosted by the Lao Baseball Federation. Free entry.
When:  January 18-20
Where: Chao Anouvong stadium
For more information please call 020 9598 6402
E-mail: laobaseballfederation@gmail.com

Lao wood furniture fair

The Lao Furniture Association is hosting the 5th Lao Wood Furniture Fair.
The fair aims to boost productivity and expand marketplace access for Lao wood furniture makers. It has a particular focus on forest conservation and the sustainable use of wood, rattan and bamboo products.
The fair will have 195 booths, of which 20 will feature One Product, One District business units. Furniture makers from neighbouring countries will be invited to participate in the event.
When: January 12-20
Where: Lao-ITECC, Vientiane
For more information call: 020 5666 4355; 020 5652 9438; 020 9857 7818
Email: lao.furniture.assn@gmail.com

Japanese speech contest

All students are invited to compete in the Japanese speech contest, which has three categories: a one-minute speech, a 3-minute speech on a topic of your choice, and reading a story, as well as poster design. The winners will get a prize and a certificate, and the winner of the 3-minute speech will be given a return air ticket to Japan.
When: Applications accepted until January 27, 2019. The poster design contest is open until December 30, 2018.
Where: Lao-Japan Budo Centre, Chao Anouvong stadium.
For more information: 020 9935 9262 or
http://jalpal.net/jsc2018/




Indonesian scholarship

Those interested in the language, art and culture of Indonesia are invited to apply for the Darmasiswa scholarship. The scholarship is a one year non-degree programme offered by the Indonesian government to foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relations with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia and the arts and culture of Indonesia.
When: Applications accepted until March 1.
Where: Apply online at http://darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id/
For more information please contact Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Vientiane: (020 7675 5866)

3rd Japanese Film Festival

The 3rd Japanese Film Festival will feature nine films carefully selected for Lao audiences. The festival is organised by the Japan Foundation Asia Centre and the Embassy of Japan. All the films are in Japanese but have Lao and English subtitles. 
Where: Major Platinum Cineplex, fourth floor of Vientiane Center.
When: February 23-24 and March 1-3. For more information visit www.facebook.com/jfclvt/ or www.majorplatinumcineplex.la 

Fashion fair

Come to this fair featuring clothing and accessories made by domestic and international brands. The fair will also feature a design contest, fashion show, auction, and fun activities.
When: January 26 to February 3
Where: Lao ITECC (Old building)

Appeal for donations

Saphanthong Neua village and the Mettadhamma Project are asking for donations of food, clothing and other essentials for poor families in Hinboun district, Khammuan province.
When: January 18-20
Where: Donate at Saphanthong Neua village office or the Mettadhamma Project at Saphanthong Neua temple, Sisattanak district, Vientiane.
For more information call: 020 2202 2930, 020 5579 1440, 020 9988 4339, or 020 5420 5304.

Country dancing sessions

The British Embassy is hosting a series of country dance nights.
Come alone or with a partner and learn the traditional steps amongst friends. Everyone is welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Where: O’Grady’s in Sisattanak district, Vientiane.
When: January 23, 30 and February 6 from 7-9pm.
Call the embassy on: 030 7 700 000

Buddha footprint festival

Vientiane province invites everyone to a festival centred on a footprint of Buddha at Prabath Phoukhaokhuay temple. Attendees can take part in meditation and donate food, water and other items for charity. There will be an almsgiving for more than 200 monks and a candlelight procession around the footprint.
When: January 10-20
Where: Nayang village, Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province.
For more information call: 0305007866; 0304428704; 0304757858

Baseball match

Come and watch Lao and overseas baseball players compete for the Minister of Education and Sports’ trophy and other prizes. The event is hosted by the Lao Baseball Federation. Free entry.
When:  January 18-20
Where: Chao Anouvong stadium
For more information please call 020 9598 6402
E-mail: laobaseballfederation@gmail.com

IMF Essay Competition

Graduate students from across the globe are invited to submit their essays in English, maximum word length 1500 or less, for IMF’s Essay Competition. The winning essay will be published in the forthcoming edition of F&D magazine, printed in six languages, and available online. For more details please visit https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2018/12/fandd-Essay-Competition.htm
When: Deadline is January 31.
Where: Submit your full name, graduate programme attended and university affiliation. Email the essay at fanddcompetition@imf.org

Lao Food Festival

This annual festival is returning with more than 160 stalls, a Lao food contest, free health checks, and other activities. The event is organised by the Lao Women’s Union and the Lao Businesswomen’s Association
When: January 23-26
Where: Chao Anouvong Park, Mekong riverside. 

Blood donation for food victims

The National Blood Transfusion Centre in Vientiane invites everyone to donate blood to assist floodvictims in Attapeu province. The blood donation team in Attapeu is unable to run a blood donation drive itself. When: Donations accepted from 8:30am-4pm Where: Second floo of the National Blood Transfusion Centre. Tel: 021 218 922

Visit Tadxon waterfall for the Ancestor Festival

Tadxon waterfall is welcoming those who want some fun after giving alms at temples to celebrate the Ancestor Festival on September 24.
Visitors will be served free grilled chicken at picnic huts, made from chickens raised at the site. Activities include forest walks and a tour of the Chao Souphanouvong Cave, where President Souphanouvong and other Lao leaders took refuge after escaping from Phonkheng jail in 1959 during the Indochina war. The site has 111 huts, 40 guesthouse rooms, and 11 elephants providing rides. There is also a 3,700 metre cable car ride that takes visitors to a rocky hilltop.
Where: Near Nanyang village, Naxaithong district, 4km off Road 13 North from Huakhua village, 28km from downtown Vientiane.
Contact numbers: 020 55 52 04 77 or 020 56 19 55 10

Info session for Australia Awards scholarship

Those living in Luang Prabang and interested in applying for an Australia Award scholarship are invited to attend an information session. to help you prepare your application for Intake 2020 which opens on February 1.
When: January 16, 10 am - 12 noon
Where: Souphanouvong University, Luang Prabang province
For more information please call 021 265721-2

World Press Institute Fellowship in USA

This is an opportunity for professional journalists to observe the work of a free press in one of the world’s largest, most diverse democracies. Participants will learn how the US founding principles of a free press and journalistic best practices help foster transparency and accountability.
When: Deadline for applications is February 15 at 11.59 pm (UTC -6)
For more information and how to apply please visit online at https://worldpressinstitute.org/how-to-apply/

Judo, karatedo, aikido and kendo demonstration

The public is invited to witness a demonstration of judo, karatedo, aikido, and kendo. The event is organised by the Ministry of Education and Sports and the Embassy of Japan as part of their cooperation with related federations. Free entrance.
When: January 26, from 2pm.
Where: Lao-Japan Budo Centre.

Vientiane international half marathon

This annual half marathon will be held in Vientiane once again. This is the fourth edition of the race and takes runners over 21-km, 10-km and 5-km routes. Registration fee is 120,000 kip for 21 km, 100,000 kip for 10 km, and 80,000 kip for 5 km.
When: March 1-2. Registration is open until February 28
Where: Register online at www.2019.vietianehalfmarathone.com
Call: 020 5530 6853

Scholarships for study in India

The Embassy of India is offering scholarships for undergraduate, postgraduate courses and doctoral studies in the fields of IT, vocational training, business management, economics, archaeology, architecture, history, and other areas. Applicants are required to have a good knowledge of English. Those who have previously applied for any scholarship provided by the government of India are not eligible. Also on offer are 2 slots for Buddhist studies under a cultural exchange programme for the year 2019-2020.
When: Applications accepted until February 10.
Where: Apply at the Embassy of India in Saphanthong Kang village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane, or online at portal: a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in and email: inf.vientianne@mea.gov.in

Miss Vientiane contest

The Vientiane administration invites young ladies to enter this contest. Candidates must be aged 16-25, at least 160 cm tall, and not have applied previously. The winner will receive a gem-encrusted crown and other prizes.
When: Applications accepted until February 3
Where:  Apply at Vientiane Center and download application form online at www.facebook.com/miss.vientiane/ or call: 020-29292934, 020-77722511.

Elephant festival

The annual Elephant festival returns with 70 elephants set to take part in activities including a beauty contest, almsgiving, and a baci ceremony. There will also be a street fair, cultural shows, a concert, and other events.  
When: February 20-28
Where: Xayaboury district, Xayaboury province

Japanese New Year Festival

Come and celebrate the Japanese New Year Festival-
 2019. Lots of activities are planned, including wearing of Yukata (Japanese costume) for a photoshoot, learning how to make Japanese desserts and tasting Japanese cuisine. Items on sale at the flea market are sure to be hot buys.
Where: Lao-Japan Institute, National University of Laos
When: January 12, 9 am-3 pm

Free boxing course

Girls and boys aged 13-17 are encouraged to learn Lao and international boxing styles, and kickboxing. Registration is free. 
When: Apply at any time.
Where: Xafa Gym, Phonpapao village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane.
Tel: 020 5400 9151

Miss Dok Ngiew contest

Bokeo province invites young ladies to enter this contest as part of the Dok Ngiew Ban (Cotton Tree Blossom) festival. Candidates must be aged 16-25, at least 160 cm tall, and not have applied previously. The winner will receive 15 million kip in cash and a silver crown weighing 0.5 kg.
When: Applications accepted until January 9, 2019
Where:  Apply at the Department of Information, Culture and Tourism in Bokeo province. Tel: 084 211 5801, 084 219 009,
and 020 5886 4446. 

 

 

     

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