S&P off to healthy start in Yangon amid boom in the F&B industry

S&P Foodservice Distribution has witnessed a good start in Yangon, securing contracts from 50 restaurants and hotels for the supply of a range of tableware, kitchenware and other items in the first two months of operations in Myanmar’s largest city. And the outlook is bright thanks to optimism after the country’s recent democratic election, said […]

Vintage Luxury Yacht: Hotel Business Set Up on A Jetty

The Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel (VLYH) opened this summer situated just around the corner of the Botahtaung Pagoda at Botahtaung Jetty anchored in the Yangon River. It is a modern five-deck Finnish ship but it’s been styled as a “total immersion 1920s experience”, with art nouveau, art deco and Victorian furnishings. The 104 rooms are […]

Professional bartender stirs up Yangon’s cocktail scene

Twenty members of the Myanmar Bartenders Association (MBA) received training in Yangon on April 8 from Brandon Grusd, a finalist in the 2012 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition. The training, aimed at improving the skills of local bartenders, was held at Hummingbird Latin American restaurant in downtown Yangon. “It’s great to have the opportunity to train […]

Yangon’s new look

Some call it romantic, others rustic – the way mildew covers the façades of hundreds of fading historic buildings of Myanmar’s largest city. Many of the structures – originally built as depositories, libraries, malls and hospitals – still stand as they did when they were built about a hundred years ago, and to most passers […]

Bright lights, big city: Yangon’s evolving nightlife

It doesn’t feel like Yangon.” So proffered an English friend on our first venture to Gekko, a recently opened bar and restaurant on the city’s Merchant Street. We got what she meant as we gazed at the quirky ceiling fans – giant propellers that look as if they might have been taken off the front […]