Laos

Milk and More

Milk and More

It was an innocent question about buffalo curd that started four expats on a life-changing journey to rural Luang Prabang.

Australians Susie Martin and Steven McWhirter, and Americans Rachel and Matt O’Shea were living as expats in Singapore, half high-flying executives, half trailing spouses.

Yearning for a quieter life, Rachel and Susie came to Laos on a reconnaissance mission, taking in a cooking class in Luang Prabang with an eye to opening a hotel.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BUFFALO DAIRY FARMER IN LAOS

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BUFFALO DAIRY FARMER IN LAOS

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Rachel O’Shea
Luang Prabang, Laos

It’s busy. We have some experts who are going to show students from the local university the inner workings of a buffalo and teach them how to judge how pregnant a buffalo is by reaching into the uterus. And they will talk about artificial insemination and how it’s properly done.

ENFIN DU FROMAGE LOCAL ! NOTRE VISITE DE LA PREMIÈRE LAITERIE IMPLANTÉE AU LAOS

C’est l’histoire de deux femmes ayant une idée en tête : produire du fromage de buffles. Après deux ans de préparation et de réflexion, le projet prend maintenant forme avec déjà près de 100 buffles prévus pour la fin d'année 2017 et de nombreux fromages en préparation.

La mozzarella est simplement exceptionnelle et tous leurs produits valent le détour : glace au chocolat ou au café, cheese-cake, yaourt, feta, et même bientôt du bleu !! Mais cet endroit est beaucoup plus qu’une simple laiterie.

SilkAir adds new connections from Singapore to Laos

INGAPORE Airlines subsidiary SilkAir will be launching thrice-weekly flights from Singapore to Laos come October 31.

It will operate a circular route between Singapore, Vientiane and Luang Prabang on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays aboard an Airbus A320 configured with business and economy class cabins.

More flights to Laos after SilkAir-Lao Airlines codeshare deal

SINGAPORE: SilkAir, the regional wing of national carrier Singapore Airlines, will offer more flights to Laos under a codeshare agreement with Lao Airlines signed on Wednesday (Jul 27). 

The carrier said that from Oct 31, SilkAir will offer three weekly flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Singapore to the Laotian cities of Vientiane and Luang Prabang. 

Looking forward to working with Saffron, our favourite Lao coffee company!

With tourists flocking to the world-heritage town, the coffee producer believes it has found a win-win solution for highland farmers who in the past may have relied on opium as a cash crop and are prohibited from the cycle of "slash and burn."