Long shall Yangon’s crap foreign restaurant boom continue

It the beginning of last year, Yangon had around 250 restaurants listed on TripAdvisor. Today the number has more than doubled, yet upwards of 100 of those – largely those offering regional or Western cuisine – have shuttered permanently. Some were too ahead of their time, opening to rave reviews but finding themselves without a […]

Rangoon Govt Orders Safety Modifications to High-Rise Buildings Under Construction

RANGOON — Despite complaints from developers, a review committee for the construction of high-rise buildings has ordered safety modifications to 12 structures, stating that failure to follow Rangoon’s updated urban planning standards could cause harm to the city and its residents. This week the Rangoon divisional government ordered the developers of the buildings to reduce […]

Govt signals crackdown on unauthorised occupants of state-owned apartments

Residents of government-owned apartment blocks could soon face eviction if they are found to be occupying their homes illegally, a housing official has warned. Since 1951, the government has built several apartment blocks in Yangon to house military and civilian staff. In many cases others have since taken possession, often following the death or transfer […]

YCDC postpones land auction indefinitely

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has postponed its land auction to a future unspecified date after facing a widespread opposition, reports say. The committee put up 74 plots in North Oakkalapa, Thingangyun, South Dagon Myothit, North Dagon Myothit, Dagon Myothit Seikkan, Thaketa, Yankin, Dawbon and Shwepyitha for auction in August. The plan, however, received […]

Epic state auction hushes market

The big sell-off has finally arrived. The Privatisation Commission, charged with auctioning state-owned enterprises, on February 13 released a list of 268 sites that will be sold off nationwide, with a final bid submission date of February 24. There are 157 properties in Yangon up for grabs, including many in Bahan, Yankin, Insein, Hlaing, Mayangone, […]

‘Free Education’ in Name Only, Parents Say of Some Rangoon Schools

RANGOON — As schools prepare to reopen their doors next month for the start of the academic year, some Rangoon parents say they are struggling to enroll their children at some of the city’s most well-known state schools, claiming practices that amount to bribe-taking and other impediments to access that have long-plagued Burma’s public education […]

Yangon Land Price List

Yangon land price on a per square foot basis by township as used by the Myanmar Inland Revenue Dept for the purpose of calculating property tax applicable. Sr Township Road/Street Name 1 sqft Rate (Kyats) 1. Lanmadaw Mahabandoola Road Ahnawrahta Road, Strand Road, Merchant Road, Bogyoke Road. 240,000.00 Lanmadaw Lanmadaw St, Kaingdann St, Shwe Taung […]

Sky-high real estate prices hinder foreign investments – MIC

Myanmar’s sky-high real estate prices may dissuade new foreign investors, according to sources from Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). “Currently the real estate prices are very high in the country. It may be a hindrance for foreign investments coming to the country. We have said often that the real estate prices in Yangon are higher than […]

Download Yangon Map for your smart phone

Get the latest Yangon City Map on your laptop, iPad, iPhone and Android. The image below is a thumbnail of the actual map. To download an optimized high-res map of Yangon city click on the image below and download the actual map. To download the image: for Window use the right click button and “Save […]