From village to victim, Myanmar women fear foreign maid work ban puts them at risk

The ban on women going abroad to find such employment was initiated in September 2014, following a number of high profile cases of worker abuse. Biak and her older sister Van Hnem left to find work as maids in Singapore with few job opportunities in their remote village in Chin State, the poorest region of Myanmar where 73 per […]

Home Ownership Dream Slips Away from Many Yangonites

As the price of real estate in Yangon keeps rising, the dream of homeownership is slowly slipping away for many of Myanmar’s middle-class. Many have been trapped in a cycle of perpetually paying rent, and saving money to buy a home has become more and more difficult. “When I started renting my apartment, I paid […]

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 […]

Foreigners await condominium law to buy apartments

Foreigners are waiting for Parliament to pass the condominium law as they are more interested in buying condo and apartments compared to other types of accmmodations in Myanmar, according to the construction companies in Yangon. The Japanese investors also showed great interest in buying condominiums, they said. Most of the foreigners, who have been living […]