Western Style Mega Mall, Vientiane, Laos UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Discussion in 'Laos - General Discussion Forum' started by SilverhawkUSA, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. SilverhawkUSA

    SilverhawkUSA Ol'Timer

    I was sent this link on Youtube. Laos is changing fast. You can't deny a country progress, but the "adventure travel" image and opportunities are fast fading away.

    Road improvements, Casinos, Mining, Dams, and now a Mega Mall with Disco/nightclub and video gaming center. It isn't the Laos I came to know any longer. That's Progress! :?

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  3. nikster

    nikster Ol'Timer

    About time... Laos is kind of getting pulled into the modern era by all the countries around it... even Cambodia has malls.. Vietnam is the China + 1... Thailand is trying to be (and partially succeeding)...

    The blah blah in the above presentation is standard issue for mall openings... no need to go through it all.

    The most surprising thing about Laos is how they managed to remain so backwards for so long. Credit to the government, I guess...

    If you seek out backwards or undeveloped countries, there's still Burma, and, to some extent, Bhutan.
  4. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer

    Once the first American fast food chain opens.. KFC, Pizza ....., Mc Donalds.
    That really will be the beginning of the end.

    You can bet you bottom dollar there will be one of each in Vang Vieng..
  5. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer

    Always found good local / Indian food in the main cities / towns.. That is where the fast food chains would be located.
    Up country in the middle of no where.. the trusty muesli bar comes in very handy. There would be no market / spending power in these areas for fast food anyway.

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