Vib to debut in Yangon

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has revealed plans to launch its new boutique lifestyle brand, Vīb, in Myanmar. Scheduled to welcome its first guests in 2018, the new-build Vīb Yangon will offer 110 rooms featuring an urban design, along with a high level of internet connectivity. Guests will benefit from complimentary Wi-Fi, work spaces with […]

Burma’s capital: a super-sized slice of post-apocalypse suburbia

Driving through Naypyidaw, the purpose-built capital of Burma, it could be easy to forget that you’re in the middle of one of south-east Asia’s poorest countries. On either side of the street, a seemingly endless series of giant detached buildings, villa-style hotels and shopping malls look like they have fallen from the sky, all painted […]

Y Talk hopes to offer free overseas calls at SEA Games

Consult-Myanmar welcomes you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 VMG Telecoms, the company that operates the internet telephone service Y Talk, has applied to offer free overseas calls at SEA Games venues, VMG director Aung Tun said. The voice over internet (VOIP) service provider is seeking permission from the Ministry of Sport […]

Plans in motion to make Wi-Fi available nationwide

The Myanmar Telecommunications Enterprise is working to make wireless Internet available to the whole country. Ye Naing Moe, chief engineer of the Information Technology Department, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, said that the Enterprise will enlist the help of technology companies from around the world in providing a nationwide Wi-Fi connection. Ye Naing Moe […]

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 […]