For more than four decades, sections of the Hmong community have been in conflict with the Lao government, but is the resistance all but over?
There is nothing egalitarian about a stay in the Settha Palace hotel, the standout property in the capital of nominally communist Laos
A recent World Bank report found that doing business in Laos is becoming easier. But has real progress been made on the ground or is the all-powerful communist party simply paying lip service to the major financial institutions?
Twelve Southeast Asian luxury properties wooed judges at this year’s Boutique Hotel Awards, with properties in Thailand, Indonesia and Laos garnering prizes
A group of MPs from Asean nations has blasted Laos over the disappearance of development worker Sombath Somphone
The planned high-speed railway between Singapore and Kunming in China could be the catalyst for even greater Chinese influence in the region
The whereabouts of renowned Lao development worker Sombath Somphone remain unknown and the case has become a cause célèbre. Southeast Asia Globe spoke to his wife, Shui Meng, about the man behind the media attention
The sixth part of a Southeast Asia Globe series that shines a light on the region’s finest poetry
Australian Kay Danes suffered unlawful imprisonment and torture in Laos at the hands of communist officials back in 2000, but came out of the ordeal with a message for the world. Now, she has been honoured with the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia for her social justice and human rights work
After last year’s fatal Lao Airlines crash, a hastily assembled local dive team was scrambled. Their story is a remarkable feat of human endurance and teamwork
The impending Don Sahong dam has the potential to cause environmental catastrophe and destroy the livelihoods of the area’s daredevil fishermen
The tubing party is over in Vang Vieng, but tourism has managed to stay afloat