Zingo Myanmar raises fund to expand

Ko Shwe Ventures, the Singapore firm behind oral healthcare product Zingo, announced that it had raised US$350,000 of initial seed financing from international investors to launch the product across Myanmar. Zingo is a range of oral healthcare products specially designed to address the effects of consuming quid or betel nut. In Myanmar, about 40 percent […]

Authorities losing the battle against betel

It’s enough to make you want to spit. Efforts by Yangon city authorities to control the “undisciplined” ejection of crimson betel juice are just not working, officials say. First they tried placing plastic boxes filled with sand at junctions and bus-stops. Their latest scheme is the distribution of more than 100,000 red plastic bags, into […]