Has Laos changed over the years?

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Re: Has Laos changed over the years?

Postby Gaudente » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:48 am

phuket76 wrote:I often hear in the news that Vietnam is changing these years into a modern, tourist friendly nation
Really ? I thought the scammers had chased away all the tourists once forever. Who are the morons still going there ?
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Re: Has Laos changed over the years?

Postby Gaudente » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:54 am

fisherman wrote: The Government has allowed foreign investors to buy land. Foreigners who have invested at least US$500,000 in Laos can buy land from the authorities only.
So if you wish to buy a condo or a small house to live there you still can't. A useless law for most of us.
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Re: Has Laos changed over the years?

Postby stumpy » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:42 am

With ASEAN kicking in you will see more changes with more people coming in. What annoys me is the half finished buildings in Vientiane, lack of parking. The old Lao lifestyle is being lost now and IMHO to the detriment of the country.
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Re: Has Laos changed over the years?

Postby Phouvanay » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:52 pm

And more changes to come. I am not to happy with this. :cry:

Chinese Investor Granted Concession for Khouangxi Waterfalls In Luang Prabang

http://jclao.com/chinese-investor-grant ... g-prabang/
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Re: Has Laos changed over the years?

Postby stumpy » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:09 am

I am somewhat skeptical.
Although the waterfalls are 'public land' and not supposed to be part of the concession, the granting of such concession is the thin edge of the wedge. Be interesting to visit the falls in 5 years time.
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Re: Has Laos changed over the years?

Postby Phouvanay » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:48 pm

This Is The New Sex Tourism Destination: Laos

This change, I don't welcome.. :(

http://jclao.com/this-is-the-new-sex-to ... tion-laos/
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Re: Has Laos changed over the years?

Postby lucas » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:01 pm

Phouvanay wrote:This Is The New Sex Tourism Destination: Laos

This change, I don't welcome.. :(

http://jclao.com/this-is-the-new-sex-to ... tion-laos/
Overall I agree, that prostitution is not good. But if one has to look at the positive effects of it, then it does bring in more tourists, and with tourists come money and jobs. In the long run it can help develop Laos, just like it has happened to Thailand.
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Re: Has Laos changed over the years?

Postby Phouvanay » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:24 pm

lucas wrote:
Phouvanay wrote:This Is The New Sex Tourism Destination: Laos

This change, I don't welcome.. :(

http://jclao.com/this-is-the-new-sex-to ... tion-laos/
Overall I agree, that prostitution is not good. But if one has to look at the positive effects of it, then it does bring in more tourists, and with tourists come money and jobs. In the long run it can help develop Laos, just like it has happened to Thailand.
The wrong type of jobs, and more criminals coming in. I say exploiting women and children is not a positive effect. They can attract tourism other ways.
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Re: Has Laos changed over the years?

Postby AngelaW » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:15 pm

Phouvanay wrote:
lucas wrote:
Phouvanay wrote:This Is The New Sex Tourism Destination: Laos

This change, I don't welcome.. :(

http://jclao.com/this-is-the-new-sex-to ... tion-laos/
Overall I agree, that prostitution is not good. But if one has to look at the positive effects of it, then it does bring in more tourists, and with tourists come money and jobs. In the long run it can help develop Laos, just like it has happened to Thailand.
The wrong type of jobs, and more criminals coming in. I say exploiting women and children is not a positive effect. They can attract tourism other ways.
Yes, that's a sad article to read. But unfortunately "money talks" :(
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Re: Has Laos changed over the years?

Postby stumpy » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:41 am

Prostitution as been in Laos for many years and will continue to be so.
It is becoming more prevalent due to the influx of tourists seeking such pleasures.

The sex industry, irrespective of which ever country, does attract unsavory criminal types and I hope this does not happen here in Laos. It needs strong intervention by the respective govt departments to either stamp it out or at the least, to control it and any criminal elements involved.

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