Wagyu beef hits Myanmar shelves

Finding quality cuts of beef in a Myanmar grocery store has long been a challenging endeavour. But as of August 26, authentic Japanese wagyu beef is appearing in IKON Marts for the first time – bringing the world’s most lauded breed of cow to the Golden Land. Yamaji Ryohei is the managing director of S […]

Golden City denies Toener link

Luxury condominium and hotel project Golden City has denied any involvement with Chinese firm Toener Investment Group, which lists Golden City as a real estate project on its website. Golden City released a public statement yesterday in response to an article in this paper on June 15, “Chinese group to develop 31-acre luxury complex in Yangon”, which […]

Yangon known for its secondhand book stalls as well as golden pagodas

MENTIONING elephants is a big mistake. It’s how, on a trip to Myanmar, I come to be known as the Elephant Man. It all begins late one afternoon in Yangon, the delightfully decrepit capital of a former hermit nation that’s opened up to the outside world and on its way to becoming South East Asia’s […]

India, Myanmar look to boost ties with tourism

Mandalay: With Myanmar opening up in the last few years, international focus is back on The Golden Land. As its neighbour, India, too, is fast catching up with the changing political landscape in the neighbouring country and tourism is a sector both countries want to explore to boost bilateral ties. In 2014, 3.08 million tourists […]