Yangon’s friendly shark and his secrets to cuisine success

For 16 years, Sharky’s has satisfied Yangonite’s cravings for delectable cheeses, breads, gelato and cured meats, to name but a few of its luxurious offerings. During the decades Myanmar spent as an isolated, pariah state under international sanctions, such items would have been virtually unobtainable. However few would have complained: Myanmar’s population happily consumes more […]

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 […]

Festival celebrating womanhood to open in Rangoon

The Yangon Women’s Festival, a colourful event celebrating the women of Burma, will be held in the former capital from 2-8 March. The event starts on International Women’s Day and is the first of its kind in Burma, aimed at female empowerment, recognising women’s contributions to society, and breaking down long-standing gender stigmas. The project […]