Yangon’s mega traffic jams

The biggest problem in Yangon today is the mega traffic jams the whole commercial city is facing almost every day. Except on the Myanmar New Year Day (on which only the famous pagodas are crowded with a very large number of Buddhist pilgrims) and one or two days afterwards, Yangon streets have become driver-friendly and […]

Lone spa caters to K-poppers

South Korea-inspired culture is happily taken up by many local young and young-at-heart. K-pop music and Korean television dramas fly off the shelves, and a range of Korean eatries have also set up shop. Growing demand for Korean-inspired goods and service inspired the introduction of Yangon’s first Korea-style spa, which looks to cater to the […]

Korean firm – Sky Asia pushes for Myanmar’s first cable car project

A Korean company is helping develop infrastructure for the rising tourism industry on Myanmar as it plans to build and operate the first cable car in Mount Kyaiktiyo in Mon State next year. “The cable car will give easier access to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, better known as the golden rock, located at the summit of the […]

MAI launch new direct flights linking Yangon and Seoul

Myanmar Airways International will operate the Yangon-South Korea flights five times a week as of October 26, Daw Aye Mra Thar, marketing manager of MAI told Mizzima on October 10. Korean Air already operate a Yangon – Seoul route on a daily basis and Asian a Airlines fly the route on a Thursday and Saturday, […]

Korea promotes investment in Myanmar

Officials from the public and private sector in South Korea and a delegation from Myanmar will discuss the investment potential of the Southeast Asian nation in Seoul on Tuesday. They are to meet organizers from the ASEAN-Korea Center and the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the 2014 Investment and Business Environment Seminar on […]

Myanmar’s airlines face challenges as playing field expands and competition intensifies

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Myanmar’s aviation market has huge potential for both local and foreign carriers as the country has recorded some of the highest passenger growth rates in Asia since opening up in 2012. But there are also huge challenges, including infrastructure constraints, over-capacity and unprofitability. […]

Hyundai to open showroom and service center in Yangon

The South Korean Hyundai Motor Company is planning to open showroom and service center in Yangon in September of this year, according to Fortune International Ltd, one of Hyundai’s local partners. Hyundai is the largest company in South Korea with enormous economic and political power in the country and it is also World’s fourth largest […]

New and Improved Airports Needed as Myanmar’s Tourism Grows, Officials Say

RANGOON — With the winning bids for Burma’s three major new airport projects due to be announced by the end of this month, officials say the contracts are necessary, given that the government hopes to draw over 7 million tourists to the country by 2020. The existing international airports for Rangoon and Mandalay will be […]