The Land Rush in Myanmar

After decades of military rule, Myanmar at last has a democratically elected government. Longtime opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party took charge in March, with her ally Htin Kyaw becoming president and the Nobel laureate herself serving as foreign affairs minister. In response, the U.S. last month announced a partial rollback of economic sanctions […]

Yangon travel app hits Android

Yangon travel application meant to spotlight the city’s heritage and push wanderers off the beaten path is coming to Android. Hong Kong-based social enterprise Urban Discovery has had a Yangon-focused iDiscovery city walk application available on iOS since November 2014. Starting in 2013, the company began offering application-based tours across a handful of different locations […]

Faint Waft for Now from Yangon’s Budding Coffee Culture

The same breeze blowing up through the wooden decking ripples the surface of the lake outside, around which umbrella-shaded couples and families amble along the tree-lined waterfront, pausing to pose for photos under softly rustling fronds. Kandawgyi Lake is one of Rangoon’s best-known time-out spots, and inside Nervin’s Café and Bistro—propped up 10 or so […]