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Port Autonomy Is Back for a Third Time

One of Yangon’s favorites, Port Autonomy, returns for a third time and brings back some memories. The restaurant is in the former Union Bar and Grill with new decor and a refreshed vibe. The Old Union was traditional and PA is more trendy with its corrugated iron sheets on the walls and ceiling, along with […]

Myanmar targets plastic waste in growing green movement

This year’s theme for World Environment Day is plastic pollution, a scourge on Myanmar that is more easily seen in its beaches, mountains and cities than its dearth of reliable statistics. But over the past year a string of hopeful environmental initiatives are pushing back against unnecessary waste. One example is Yangon’s “Straws Suck,” an […]

Yangon government earns big from karaoke

Karaoke parlours are doing good business in Yangon, with a total of 326 parlours licensed to operate in the region since the year 2000, according to Karen ethnic minister Daw Naw Pan Thinzar Myo at a Yangon Regional Parliament session on Wednesday. Karaoke parlours have gained in popularity in Yangon and other cities like Mandalay […]

Yangon’s hippest bazaar

Opening in December, Urban 86 will have year round selfie appeal Trendy markets, day and night, have become somewhat of a must-have for cities across Southeast Asia. Since the launch of the Strand Road night market less than 11 months ago, three other pop-up night-markets, all with varying degrees of selfie appeal (proof or it […]

Yangon Airport calls of EOI for key commercial concessions

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL) is seeking Expressions of Interest in these following categories: Travel Retail, Fashion & Accessories (including Luxury brands) Food & Beverages (cafes, restaurants, bars, food courts, etc) Electronics Books, Magazines and Stationary Watches Toys Spa Advertising Hospitality Services – Operation & Management of CIP […]

New floating hotel to be opened next month

YANGON—Construction of the “Vintage Luxury” floating hotel in Botahtaung Township is nearly complete and the hotel will open in January, sources say. “Decoration of the outer parts of the hotel is finished. We are now decorating the inner parts (of the hotel). We expect to open it in late January,” said a spokesperson of Hla […]