Drones must steer clear of Shwedagon

Shwedagon Pagoda is now a no drone zone. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are not welcome to fly over the famed pagoda or its grounds without prior permission, the pagoda trustee committee announced at a September 30 press conference. The board of trustees said the ban has been in place for a year, but has not […]

Threatened treasures

Smart urban policy planning with an eye on preserving Yangon’s colonial-era and heritage buildings will determine the city’s future – and tourism appeal, writes Xinyi Liang-Pholsena In a region that has lost much of its architectural heritage, Yangon stands out for its intact colonial core, due to years of neglect and stagnancy under the military […]

Developer quietly terminates project near Shwedagon

Marga Landmark has agreed to follow the government’s order to terminate the project Dagon City 1 luxury development. “While everything we have done is proper, legal and for the best interest of our customers and the public, we respect the public sentiment, particularly that of the Sangha members, and we are working with the government […]

Compensation key for cancelled projects

Popular concern that the projects could undermine nearby Shwedagon or block the view of the famous landmark was driven by the monk-led Save Shwedagon Campaign. Yet the companies themselves had put considerable time, money and effort into the project, and as far as they knew were following the law. With the developments now finished, experts […]

Food Delivery Business in Yangon – is it Viable?

Now that the monsoon season has started in Yangon it might be easier to eat-in during lunch or dinner time. Unfortunately, for Yangonites that are trying to avoid getting drenched during the wet season, few restaurants offer delivery and there are little to no choice when it comes to food delivery services that are of […]

Shwedagon and Yangon cannot be divided, says forum speaker

Shwedagon Pagoda is the historical and cultural centre of Yangon, and if its character should fade, the character of Yangon will also fade away, said Daw Hlaing Maw Oo, assistant director of the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development’s Urban and Regional Planning Division. If modern high-rise buildings are built close to the pagoda, […]

Noble Twin Dragons Guides Myanmar Out of the Fog

Jakarta. Myanmar today is like a young lady dressed up and ready to compete after many years of being controlled by her previous reign. Now development is fast-paced and if you blink you may miss the latest changes. It takes strong nerves to handle the challenges, but Noble Twin Dragons, a new rising Myanmar company […]

Glittering year for Myanmar’s golden pagoda

As he smooths a gold plaque on the glistening flank of Myanmar’s most prestigious Buddhist pagoda, a merchant pays his ancestors the highest honour — and contributes to a bumper year of donations to re-gild the sacred site. The Shwedagon Pagoda, which rises in a stately conical tower above downtown Yangon, has been at the […]

Keppel Land strengthens portfolio in Yangon with the topping up of Sedona’s new wing

Expanding its hospitality business to meet rising demand from businesses and tourism, Keppel Land will add another 420 rooms to its Myanmar portfolio as the new wing of its Sedona Hotel Yangon progresses on track towards completion Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land) is building on first mover advantage in Myanmar as it expands its hospitality […]

Five projects near Shwedagon are suspended

Five large construction projects have been suspended by government authorities due to concerns over proximity to Shwedagon, according to local media. The Thu Kha Yadanar Co, Shwe Taung Hday Development, Dagon City 1 by Marga Landmark, Shwe Taung Development and Adventure Myanmar Tour and Incentives projects have all been put on hiatus while Yangon and […]