Map App Offers Local Take to Travellers

With tourist season in full bloom, travellers have become an increasingly common sight around downtown Yangon – often with sunburned noses buried in city maps. But for those looking for more than the classic pictures of street names and must-see spots, a newly updated smartphone app called iDiscover CityWalks offers a community-centric alternative. The Hong […]

Macau seeks business opportunities in Myanmar

The Macau Myanmar Friendship Association (MMFA) organized a business trip to Yangon and Bagan with the expectation of developing trade relations with the country, TDM reported. MMFA perceives Myanmar’s new government as promoting a healthy environment for young companies from Macau that wish to expand their businesses to the country. The visit is seen as […]

100K Jade Locket, Ruby Stones Stolen at Burma’s Gem Emporium

MANDALAY — Burmese gem traders are complaining about poor security at a major gemstone emporium in Burma’s capital after a necklace worth more than US$100,000 was apparently stolen and other precious stones went missing. A diamond-encrusted jade locket, worth more than 100 million kyats ($105,000) reportedly went missing earlier this month on the opening day […]