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 […]

Challenges and opportunities in Myanmar

As Myanmar steps back onto the world stage with renewed vigour, living in the country during these exciting times is like being in a live-action movie. Every day brings new challenges, new developments and new opportunities. But underneath the glitz and glamour of visits from heads of state, hosting the SEA Games, and openings of […]

Small firms in Myanmar not benefitting much from SEA Games

Myanmar is hosting the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) after a 44-year hiatus, bringing with it business opportunities in areas like printing and construction. But small firms in the country do not appear to be benefitting as much from the largest regional sporting event. YANGON: Myanmar is hosting the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) after […]

Unilever Food Solutions looks to double B2B in Myanmar every two years

Unilever Food Solutions aims to double its business-to-business deals every two years in Myanmar, said Prasith Preechachalieo, managing director for Thailand, Indochina and Vietnam. He said the company, which is a unit of Unilever Thai Trading Ltd, began doing business in Myanmar in 2010, focusing on the restaurant market. Serving 200 restaurants in 2011, that […]

Foreign teams at SEA Games to receive free SIM cards

Myanmar Post and Telecommunication plans to issue 30,000 free SIM cards to foreign athletes, coaches, referees and team officials during the SEA Games next month, it said on November 19. The cards will be valid for three-months, the NPT’s deputy general manager in Naypyitaw, U Thein Hoke, told Mizzima in a telephone interview from Yangon. […]

SEA Games travel arrangements still very much in the balance

MUCH has been debated about flying direct to Naypyitaw but taking a bus from Yangon appears to be the more sensible choice for the Malaysian contingent heading to next month’s Myanmar Sea Games. Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) secretary general Datuk Sieh Kok Chi said chartering a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Naypyitaw, where the […]

Cultural Attractions

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Myanmar has some priceless tourism attractions but they need careful management The building stands seemingly forgotten, overgrown with trees and creepers, the red brick-work crumbling, empty of people, the ruins surrounded by a barbed wire fence. The site looks dull and deserted, hardly […]

Japan donates 100 motorcycles for SEA Games, ASEAN Summit

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 The Japanese government has donated 100 motorcycles to Myanmar for the 27th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) and ASEAN Summit. The Suzuki motorcycles will be used to carry out security measures and for related meetings, Police Officer Kyaw Htwe from Traffic Police Force […]

Myanmar-made VISA cards set for SEA Games debut

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Privately owned Co-Operative Bank plans to manufacture and issue prepaid VISA cards in Myanmar ahead of December’s SEA Games, CB Administrative Managing Director Pe Myint told Mizzima yesterday. The cards will allow users to withdraw cash from ATMs in Euros, and US and […]

Government expects more hotel rooms for SEA Games

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is expecting about 300 hotel rooms to be available before the Southeast Asian Games begin on December 11. The Shangri-La Residence and Rose Garden will have more rooms available as backup for upcoming SEA Games events in […]