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 […]

Bright lights, big city: Yangon’s evolving nightlife

It doesn’t feel like Yangon.” So proffered an English friend on our first venture to Gekko, a recently opened bar and restaurant on the city’s Merchant Street. We got what she meant as we gazed at the quirky ceiling fans – giant propellers that look as if they might have been taken off the front […]

Yangon to get 1670 hotel rooms next year

The shortage of mid-range and high-end hotel rooms in Yangon should ease next year when 1670 new hotel rooms are slated to become available, a Ministry of Hotels and Tourism official said earlier this month. A further 1255 and 2455 rooms are scheduled to open in 2014 and 2015 respectively, U Aung Zaw Win, director […]