Singapore Looking To Attract More Myanmar Tourists To The City-State

YANGON: Singapore hopes to double the number of Myanmar tourists to the city-state from the 105,000 arrivals it saw in 2015. Some of Singapore’s landmarks were shown off in Yangon to entice Myanmar citizens to visit. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) launched a two-day Singapore Festival – the first of its kind in Myanmar – […]

Singapore brand flying high in Yangon

Yangon may be a three-hour flight and nearly 2,000 km away from Singapore – but it’s difficult not to feel the Lion City’s growing presence in Myanmar’s largest city and its thriving commercial centre. When I landed at the city’s international airport on Monday and made my way to the immigration counters, I spotted a […]

Myanmar gets a taste of Singapore

Independent operators and established restaurant chains from Singapore are making inroads into Myanmar’s nascent dining scene. YANGON: Myanmar is turning into a hot culinary destination with delights from the Lion City. In the last six months, six Singaporean restaurants have opened in Yangon. Singaporean Ringo Wong was in the shipping industry for the last 20 […]

Myanmar’s flag carrier returns overseas with Yangon-S’pore route

SINGAPORE: After a 22-year hiatus, flag carrier Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) on Monday (Aug 17) resumed flying overseas as it launched its international flight from Yangon to Singapore, despite other Myanmar airlines having struggled to compete with Singaporean carriers on the highly competitive route. The re-christened Myanmar flag carrier, formerly known as Union of Burma […]

Myanmar National Airways takes wing again in foreign skies

State-owned carrier Myanmar National Airlines (MNA), formerly Myanma Airways, flew across the country’s borders for the first time in more than two decades yesterday. The 67-year-old airline’s inaugural international flight, which departed from Yangon International Airport for Singapore at 10:15am yesterday, comes in the midst of the company’s multi-million-dollar brand transformation as it courts foreign […]