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Businesswoman delivers the goods to lovers of gold

In recognition of her work to bring ornamental goods and jewellery within the reach of low income earners, Ms Thanomchith Saengchanthavisouk and her relatives, of Sisattanak district, Vientiane, have been named a model family in jewellery innovation.

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- Keep warm to ward off winter colds
Wearing thick and clean clothes is one of many recommendations given by doctors to ensure that children's small bodies are able to fight respiratory infections. More >>>
- Transient night market losing vendors' money
The smoke of grilled chicken and a fragrant variety of local foods wafts out of the small street once again, hidden on a narrow road at the once famous market behind the Fine Art Institute, which was recently reborn again. More >>>
- Rural women reveal their secrets for a long life
Good health is prized over and above a large bank balance and longevity is everyone's dream. More >>>
- Here’s hoping for tight lines! 
Sitting under a big umbrella as the sun beat down last weekend, Mr Tha was hopeful that some big fish would be tempted to nibble on the bait he had carefully prepared at home before setting out for a day’s fishing in Xiengda village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane. More >>>
- From comedian to embroiderer
Mr Leuthmany Insisiengmay not only entertains people at open air clown performances on stage and television but also brings happiness to a large number of Lao and foreigners through his talents with a needle and thread. More >>>
- When television killed the storytelling star
It may seem hard to imagine today, life before television. But it was not too long ago that most people had never heard of such a contraption, let alone actually sat around and stared one of the now ubiquitous silver screens. More >>>
- Kham Boun : the old fashioned generosity of Lao people
When there is a village festival, it's a Lao traditional practice that each house in the festival area prepares different kinds of food to serve the guests who visit their house during the festival. More >>>
- Luang Prabang paper proprietor thriving two and a half decades on
A well-known product of Luang Prabang, Sa-paper is an attractive asset of the province appreciated by locals and visitors alike.
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- Costumed soft toys touch hearts of animal lovers
"Having a hobby one truly enjoys is much better than sitting at home all day doing nothing and getting bored, says Ms Anourak Douangdahak, who spends her days making soft toys in the form of animals. More >>>
- Lunar eclipse brings pleasant end of Lent  
A beautiful blood red moon illuminated the night sky as the sun set on the last day of Buddhist Lent on Wednesday evening.More >>>

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