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 […]

Conservation projects in Yangon face long road ahead

Several high-profile renovation projects for Yangon’s most iconic heritage structures tendered by the state one year ago have yet to begin as the government is slow to rubberstamp master plans, while some development firms have yet to submit them, officials said. In November last year, the Myanmar Investment Commission chose four firms to separately convert […]