Resort Development Underway at Taungthaman Lake

RANGOON — A Mandalay-based developer has commenced work on the construction of a 16-hectare (40-acre) resort to be built on dormant farmland by the Taungthaman Lake, home of the famed U Pein Bridge. The resort, to be built on an overgrown clearing near the eastern end of the 1.2-kilometer (0.75-mile) teakwood bridge, will cater to […]

Rangoon Tea House : Taking the Machismo and MSG Out of Myanmar’s Tea Shops

Burmese tea shops are manly joints. The tiny cups of sweet tea, the miniature stools that require some awkward squatting, and even the underage boy waiters that you beckon with kissy sounds—yes, cat calls—might not seem all that outwardly macho, but tea shops are where the men of Myanmar spend a good deal of their […]