Children enjoy star lanterns and masks

Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam

By Tran Cam An, ELTO Intake 35 - Ministry of Justice, Vietnam
People climb on one of the giant jars

The Plain of Jars

Veomanee Meunluang, ELTO Intake 35, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lao PDR, presents one of the most interesting and mysterious sights in Lao PDR called “The Plane of Jars” or in the Lao language “Thong...
Primary school children in the Irrawaddy Delta Region (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty)

Primary education in Myanmar

Thu Hein Kyaw, ELTO Intake 35, explains the current state of primary education in Myanmar.As we all know, this age is being called the “knowledge age”.  Where does knowledge come from? Knowledge...

Gibbon a symbol of conservation in Laos

By Khamvanh Lorkhamyong, ELTO Intake 35, Ministry of Home Affairs
Disaster or Prosperity? Mongolia or Minegolia?

Mongolia’s economy: not a tiger but a wolf!

By Sanchirdulam SededELTO Intake 35 Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in Mongolia.  Nowadays the  Mongolian Economy is referred to as“the Wolf Economy”. Before I explain why I will...
A kite with the image of Angkor Wat on it

What makes Khmer Kites unique?

By Saroeun Sopor, ELTO Intake 35, from the Ministry of Justice in Cambodia, reports on her country’s very special kites.    Many people know about kites but they don’t know exactly about...
The Baci Ceremony brings good luck

Baci Ceremony strengthens ties of friendship

By Thongvan PHANGPHILAVONG, ELTO Intake 35, from the Ministry of Public Security in Lao PDR,   explains one  of the most important ceremonies in Lao Culture.   The Baci...
A typical house in the Lao countryside

House warming ceremony in Laos brings peace and good luck

By Chitnoy Vongkhamvitchith, ELTO Intake 35, from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lao PDR explains one of traditional ceremonies in Lao Culture.   There are many different types of ceremonies in...

ELTO visits Rainbow Ski Field and Lake Rotoiti

The Nelson Lakes National Park, in particular, the Rainbow Ski Field and Lake Rotoiti impressed CHITNOY VONGKHAMVICHIT from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Laos, who was studying at Nelson...
Phong - June 2012

Former ELTO student returns to New Zealand

Vuong Thua Phong recently returned to Wellington as head of a delegation to meet their New Zealand ministerial counterparts.