We were directed to this master by local mechanics. They have a lathe and were able to make spare ball bearing for our direction in 2hrs. We had to get then done since no spare exist in the country for our car (Daihatsu Feroza)
Staying at Valentina's flat in the city. She provides registration and a room for $30 per couple (or $15 each). Cheaper than the 4 hotels in town. Well located near Sunday Supermarket and Emirates Cafe.
Nice hotel. They have foreigner rates in usd but use the government exchange (3086 som when we were there) so better value than it would appear. We paid 149,000 som or $23 usd pn for a very clean twin room with bath and shower incl breakfast.