Burma’s capital: a super-sized slice of post-apocalypse suburbia

Driving through Naypyidaw, the purpose-built capital of Burma, it could be easy to forget that you’re in the middle of one of south-east Asia’s poorest countries. On either side of the street, a seemingly endless series of giant detached buildings, villa-style hotels and shopping malls look like they have fallen from the sky, all painted […]

Businesses Bid for Tourist Exploitation of Historic Mandalay Palace

Mandalay Division’s government said it is privatizing the tourist exploitation of the historic Mandalay Palace complex, the abode of Burma’s last kings, the Konbaung Dynasty. In August, several firms were invited to submit a tender to manage commercial exploitation and ticket sales at the famed Mandalay Palace complex, said Nyo Myint Tun, a supervisor of […]