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Orphaned schoolgirl gets scholarship to pursue her dreams

Ms Tadam Vongphakdy, 18, a promising student from a modest background, has won a scholarship from SCG’s Sharing the Dream Project sponsored by SCG Lao. … More

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Lifestyle: Napajard, where nature’s bounty keeps poverty at bay

Maed district in Vientiane province is remote and undeveloped, with road access limited to one dirt track which is very dusty in the dry season and muddy when it’s wet. … More

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Daily hill climb to sell drinks no deterrent for pregnant mum

When I climbed up to the top of a high viewpoint in Vangvieng recently, I found that just carrying a bottle of water was heavy, but a pregnant woman makes this climb every day carrying two … More

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Flower growers see sales bloom

Laos’ capital city of Vientiane is home to an intriguing village where most of the land is brightly coloured by various blooms, as almost 80 percent of the families living here grow flowers for sale. … More

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Wild food is abundant, but for how long?

Laos’ thick green grass and rice fields harbour all kinds of vegetables, insects and animals that local people collect for their meals, providing tasty and nutritious food free of charge. … More

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Photographers suffering death by smartphone

Under a broad expanse of sky and standing in stately splendour, the imposing Patuxay Monument is one of the most iconic landmarks in Vientiane. It attracts many visitors throughout the day, who not only climb the staircase inside the monument but stroll through the …. More

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