Boozy battle-ground: a turf war brews in Myanmar

At a beer station on Bogyoke Aung San Road, servers traipse from table to table, handing mugs of Myanmar Beer to cheroot-smoking men in longyis. Another beer station in Sanchaung township looks almost exactly the same, but with Dagon Beer decorations and brew dripping from the taps. All over Myanmar, domestic brands such as Myanmar […]

Hundreds of Yangon trishaw drivers fined

Almost 500 trishaw drivers have been arrested and fined over the past six months, as authorities claim Yangon’s increasingly congested streets offer less and less room for alternative forms of transport. Drivers have handed over more than K5.7 million in fines since April 1 for a range of misdemeanors including riding in certain townships outside […]

Colonel Sanders comes to town

US chain KFC opened its first outlet in Burma’s commercial capital Rangoon on Tuesday, becoming the first major Western fast-food chain to establish a foothold in the once-isolated country. Its first outlet is on Bogyoke Aung San Road in central Rangoon and can seat up to 240 people. “It has been our dream for a […]

KFC’s first location will be on Bogyoke Aung San Road

KFC announced the location of its debut Myanmar outlet yesterday, as it gets closer to becoming the first major American fast-food chain to open in the country. Its restaurant on Yangon’s Bogyoke Aung San Road, opposite Bogyoke Market and FMI Center, will be the first to sell its signature fried chicken. No opening date has […]

Luxury hotel agreement signed for former MR headquarters

Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited and Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd.,have signed an agreement to convert the former Myanmar Railways headquarters in downtown Yangon into a luxury hotel, they announced in a joint news release. The shareholders’ agreement to restore the former MR headquarters on BogyokeAung San Road into a hotel to be called The Peninsula […]

Pan Pacific Hotel to Open in Yangon, Myanmar

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Pan Pacific Hotels Group has entered into a conditional joint venture with Shwe Taung Group, one of Myanmar’s leading corporations in real estate and infrastructure development, to develop the first Pan Pacific hotel in Myanmar. Subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals […]