Rents soar in big rush to catch up with own future

Tun Tun Naing, 26, an authorised dealer for brands like Samsung, Huawei and Sony, is riding the wave of mobile phone services that has transformed life in Myanmar since the transition from decades of military dictatorship. But it comes with a price. “Four years ago, I used to pay four lakh kyats (S$430) a month,” […]

Building Better Train Stations for a Growing Myanmar City

Welcome back to The Architect’s City, a monthly series inviting an emerging architect to reimagine an existing structure in his or her city, submitting a speculative proposal for Curbed readers. In the political and economic opening of recent years in largely rural Myanmar, the population of its biggest city, Yangon, has begun to swell. Results […]

Gold Demand ‘Remains High’

Purchasing gold has long been a way for Myanmar people to accrue secure savings, particularly in the absence of an efficient banking system. Today the gold market remains steady in a country with still-limited access to financial services. U Kyaw Win is the secretary of the Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association, senior vice president of the […]