Public to Be Consulted on Plan to Save Yangon’s Heritage

YANGON — After nearly a year-long discussion and preparation, a proposed regulation to restrict land-use and protect heritage buildings in Myanmar’s former capital will have a public hearing on Tuesday, according to an architect involved in developing the plan. The zoning and land use strategy would govern the height of new buildings and delineate where […]

Yangon residents protest against government’s commercialization of public playgrounds

Yangon residents on November 16 staged a protest against government’s commercialization of public parks and playgrounds in the city downtown. The temporary committee for protection against commercialization of public parks and playgrounds in Yangon Region organized the protest which started at 10am on that day in front of Yangon City Hall. The protest was joined […]

Eviction of decades-long dwellers is unfair – law experts

It would be unfair to evict dwellers of 50 or 100 years, especially when the judges have been accused of corruption in relations to land scandals, legal experts and the victims of land seizures said. As the country’s real estate prices skyrocket reaching up to billions of kyats in certain purchases, judges are more likely […]

Dagon: the new property darling of Yangon

As the international eye of investment turns to Myanmar, the correlating influx of both expats and Myanmar professionals are finding a home on the outskirts of Yangon in the new Dagon townships. The cramped and noisy conditions, coupled with skyrocketing property prices and a dearth of car-parking, are pushing people away from downtown and turning […]