Myanmar to privatize railways soon

Myanmar’s government is planning to privatize some of the state-owned railway lines soon, including the Yangon circular railway system, according to the Ministry of Rail Transportation. The privatization will include a Yangon circular train, a Yangon-Mandalay train and a Yangon-Myitkyina train. The privatization plan is now under way and the Yangon-Myitkyina rail line will be […]

British day out in Yangon

“See Bagan and live. See Angkor Wat and die,” says my guide Phaphophon Chantharawattanakul, quoting British historian Arnold Toynbee, as he leads me on a stroll through the streets of Old Yangon. “See Yangon and cry,” I retort, narrowly avoiding getting run over as we brave Yangon’s crazy traffic to reach Sule Pagoda. Founded and […]