British day out in Yangon

“See Bagan and live. See Angkor Wat and die,” says my guide Phaphophon Chantharawattanakul, quoting British historian Arnold Toynbee, as he leads me on a stroll through the streets of Old Yangon. “See Yangon and cry,” I retort, narrowly avoiding getting run over as we brave Yangon’s crazy traffic to reach Sule Pagoda. Founded and […]

Yangon’s new economic hub project set to go ahead

Plans to build a new economic hub in Yangon are underway with or without of assistance from Japan, according to the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The Mindhamma Project is planned to become Yangon’s second economic city to relieve traffic and congestion from an overcrowded downtown. “Japan has previously told us to carry out the […]