Bus Ticketing In Myanmar Goes Digital, Thanks To This Brother-Sister Team

Myanmar has undergone significant transformations since allowing foreign telecoms to set up shop in the country in 2014. The costs of SIM cards dropped, mobile phone ownership skyrocketed and a startup ecosystem emerged in Yangon and other major cities. But not every industry has been quick to evolve — the travel industry, for one. Although […]

Young Burmese Game-Changers Make Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30 Asia’

RANGOON — Eight Burmese innovators are among Forbes’ first ever “30 Under 30 Asia,” which spotlights inspiring young leaders in various industries across the region. Forbes claims to be the world’s most widely read business site, each year recognizing the accomplishments of people under 30. Such lists have for years recognized young talent in the […]

Is Burma’s healthcare system in recovery?

A few patients wearing wrinkled longyi stroll through a hallway so quiet that their conversation echoes through the North Okkalapa General Hospital, the second largest public hospital in Rangoon [Yangon]. There are no obvious signs of modernity in the facilities or atmosphere of the 40-year-old building. A wheezing air-conditioner and numerous scratches on the pale, […]