Pandaw to Offer Myanmar Cruise to Mergui Archipelago

Pandaw has announced the launch of four new reconnaissance voyages in the south of Myanmar and the remote Mergui Archipelago. The sailings will depart in February and March 2016 aboard the MY Drenec, an expedition with five cabins, including a spacious upper deck owner’s suite. Each cabin has its own bathroom. The ship, which was […]

Singapore firm plans US$1.2-bln Myanmar casino resort

Singapore firm Zochwell Group Pte Ltd is close to signing a contract to develop a US$1.2-billion project, including a casino, in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, reports local newspaper Myanmar Times. But a local official quoted by the same media outlet claimed to have no knowledge of the project. The land on Salon Island has already been […]

Myanmar to open southern islands

YANGON, 13 May 2015: Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism says 26 local companies and joint ventures are awaiting government approval for new hotel projects in the country’s Mergui Archipelago. Some have already gained the greenlight to move forward to the design stage or construction. Irrawaddy media reported Myanmar Investment Commission is currently vetting 20 […]

Investors Lining Up for Mergui Archipelago Hotel Permits

RANGOON — Nearly 30 local companies and joint ventures are awaiting government approval for hotel projects in Burma’s Mergui Archipelago or have already been given the greenlight to start implementing plans, according to Aung Zaw Win, director general of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. The Myanmar Investment Commission is currently vetting 20 local firms […]

Burma Boating Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Bring Medical Care to Myanmar’s Lost Islands

Yacht charter operator Burma Boating is launching a crowdfunding campaign to help set up medical care in Myanmar’s remote Mergui Archipelago. The 800 islands in the country’s far south have little infrastructure, for some islands visiting yachts are the only connection to the outside world. “We had the idea a few months ago, as the […]

Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago: Is tourism a force for good?

As resort developers sense the money to be made in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, Nigel Richardson sails around its 800 islands and realises what is at stake In Biggles Delivers the Goods our eponymous goggled hero flies north over the Andaman Sea on a mission to thwart the Japanese: “To the right, the horizon was defined […]

Mergui Archipelago’s Kadan Island Slated for $4m Resort

YANGON — The Myeik Public Corporation plans to invest US$4 million in a resort on Kadan Island in the Mergui Archipelago next year, according to Kyaw Myo Paing, the manager of the firm. The company, which earlier this year disclosed that it would spearhead four new tourism projects in the largely untouched Mergui Archipelago, said […]

Ex-Google exec returns to his native Myanmar with big plans

Consult-Myanmar welcomes you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Myanmar-born former Google business operations and strategy manager Nay Aung has an ambitious goal: to make online activities, from payment to bookings to e-commerce, the norm in his hometown. Nay Aung, a graduate of Stanford University in California and the London School of […]