Heritage law promises more protection

Construction projects near old buildings and pagodas will be required to receive permission from the Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library under a new law. Yangon’s heritage buildings are increasingly viewed as a tourist draw, though many of them are under threat. The Protection and Preservation of Ancient Buildings Law passed last month is […]

Myanmar crowns Miss Universe candidate

With a whiff of controversy and not a bikini in sight, a US-educated business graduate was selected as the first Miss Universe contestant to represent Myanmar in more than 50 years. Moe Set Wine will take her place on stage at the global beauty pageant in Moscow next month, reflecting dramatic political and social changes […]