Cable Car Tender for Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock) Project to start soon

Tender will be invited for cable car project to be implemented at the Kyaikthiyo pagoda also know as Golden Rock, according to the ministry of hotels and tourism. Previously, the tender for the project linking Yathaetaung camp and the summit was won by Sky Asia company limited, a joint-venture between Sky International Co., Ltd of […]

UMTA Gripes Over Lack of Signposts

Foreign tourists visiting Myanmar, whose number has increased significantly the last few years, are experiencing inconveniences due to a lack of noticeable guiding signposts, according to the Union of Myanmar Tourism Association (UMTA). “Foreign tourists don’t have any problem travelling in the big cities and well-frequented places but if they go to the countryside, not […]

Golden Rock to Get Hotel Zone

Due to a shortage of accommodation at the Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo) in Mon state, a hotel zone will be set up to accommodate tourists. The most popular tourist destinations in Myanmar are Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle lake. While Golden Rock has grown in popularity lodging still remains difficult. “There are so many tourists coming […]

Myanmar Start Up Guide for E-Entrepreneurs

Harald Friedl tells you all you need to know to set up shop in Myanmar — Asia’s new frontier market Myanmar. The Myanmar Startup Guide is an attempt to describe the emerging startup space in Myanmar. From a closed, military-dominated, bureaucratic environment, Myanmar is very quickly embracing an openness to business, and firms, both large […]

Air-Conditioned Train to Ride Myanmar’s Circle Line Soon

More than 50 years after launching its first train service, Burma’s state railway department will soon offer passengers the chance to ride a Japanese air-conditioned train on a popular but poorly maintained commuter route in Rangoon. The five-cabin train—a used model that was imported from Japan last year—will make its first trip on the Circle […]