Keppel Land divests Sedona Hotel Mandalay

KEPPEL Land has entered into a conditional sales and purchase agreement to divest its entire stake in Wiseland Investment (Myanmar) – which owns Sedona Hotel Mandalay – to Eden Hotels and Resort Co for US$41 million. The divestment, which comes on the heels of Keppel Land’s investment in Junction City Phase Two in Yangon, is […]

Tourists can’t stay away from Mandalay

MANDALAY, one of largest cities in Myanmar, has seen increased numbers of international visitors over the past five months, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Between January and May this year, nearly 160,000 tourists entered the city, an increase of 22 per cent over the same period last year, said an official from […]

Tourist arrival up in Mandalay

From the beginning of 2016, tourist arrivals have been on the rise in Mandalay, according to the Department of Hotels and Tourism Development of Mandalay Region. Tourist arrivals have increased from October 2015 to March 2016.  Most tourists are American, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Thai and Chinese.  The department expects 5 million tourists to come […]

Monsoon hits Mandalay’s tourism

Popular destinations in Mandalay have seen a significant decline in the number of tourists arrivals this month, as the monsoon season has arrived. The wet season runs from May to September. “Visitor numbers have declined during May. Yet, tourists from Thailand and China visit Mandalay almost every day. In the past years, boat drivers had […]

Myanmar sees over 400,000 tourists visiting second largest city in 2014

YANGON, April 28 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s second largest city of Mandalay in the north received more than 400,000 foreign tourists in 2014, revealed the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on Tuesday, predicting a rise to more than 500,000 in 2015. According to the Mandalay regional immigration authorities, 464, 577 foreign tourists visited the country’s cultural […]

Pills, terrorism concern water festival police

Police are cracking down on sex, drugs and terrorism in advance of this year’s Thingyan festivities. Revellers planning on a bacchus may have to dampen their expectations as police plan to seize what they call “sex arousal” pills and will also be raiding guesthouses and hotels during the celebration. The authorities warn that unknown side […]

Mountain Bike Race to Mandalay

Competitive cycling in Myanmar took a step forward last weekend when the third leg of the inaugural Cycle and Make a Difference Charity Series hosted the country’s first-ever nighttime mountain bike race. Held on March 27 – as part of a three-day cycling competition that also included a road race on March 28 and a […]