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Number of days for tourist visits to Bagan cut

The number of days that tourists can spend in Bagan’s ancient cultural zone has been reduced from five to three starting this month, said U Kyaw Lwin Oo, director general of the Department of Archaeology and National Museums, on Sunday. “We feel the new number of the days is enough for a trip. Three days […]

Mandalay Government to Spend K4b for Staff Housing

Mandalay regional government will spend nearly K4 billion for a mega-housing project in eight townships for civil servants starting mid-2018 to meet staff housing requirements, an Urban and Housing Development official told The Myanmar Times. The construction plan is part of regional government’s plan to be implemented during the interim-budget period before fiscal year 2018-2019 starts on […]

Bus ticket price soar ahead of the Burmese New Year (Thingyan) starting 12th April 2014

As the water festival approaches, bus passengers on the Yangon-Mandalay route are getting soaked. In what some say is a tradition as venerable as drenching passers-by with water, ticket prices have soared, with some more than doubling in price as the holiday looms, customers complain. The K8000 price of a ticket from Yangon to Magwe […]