Laos

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Laos

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Laos

Blended in the country’s tranquil tropical charm and original architectural styles, the Laotian culture is represented in the World Heritage Sites of the UNESCO through two sites of historic value, the remains around the Hindu temple of Vat Phou as well as the entire town of Luang Prabang, the old capital of Laos. Continue reading

Taxes in Lao PDR

Guide to taxes in Laos

Taxes in Laos are among the lowest in the region: a low corporate income tax, a low progressive income tax and a low VAT make the country attractive for business. The Lao taxation system is quite simple and straightforward to encourage investment in the country and help develop its burgeoning economy. Continue reading

Dam to produce hydroelectricity on the Mekong river

Energy for ASEAN’s less developed countries

The access to reliable and affordable sources of energy plays a critical role in the economic development of any country. A Bloomberg report presents the challenges of Myanmar and Laos to manage their energetic resources and develop their economy in relation with their Southeast Asian neighbors. Continue reading

Political Map of South East Asia

Free maps of ASEAN countries

Some maps might come in handy to illustrate your point in your website or blogs, so here is a collection of some free maps available around the web for South East Asia and each of the 10 ASEAN countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Continue reading