Rangoon Police take the ‘Night’ out of ‘Nightlife’

RANGOON — Nightclubs, karaoke lounges, massage parlors, beer stations and bars are being forced to shut their doors by 11 pm in Rangoon, according to Kyaw Naing, manager of Pioneer Club, a nightclub located in the Yangon International Hotel complex in Dagon Township. An employee at Family KTV, a karaoke parlor in Bahan Township, said […]

Gem merchants converge in Myanmar

NAYPYIDAW (MYANMAR) – Hundreds of merchants from China to Malaysia flocked to Naypyidaw on Friday to inspect jade and other precious stones at an annual auction that offered a glimpse into the country’s notoriously murky but lucrative gems industry. A merchant inspects jade during the 52nd Myanmar Jade and Gem Emporium at the Maniyadana Emporium […]

Yangon car horn-free zone a failure says traffic police

The government’s “No Car Horn Zone” launched ten years ago in Yangon City has failed, according to traffic police. Yangon is Myanmar’s commercial hub has growing reputation for noise pollution where drivers over-rely on their car horns to push their way through heavy traffic. Six main townships in the city were firstly designated as no-horn […]