Soccer Diplomacy in Singapore’s ‘Little Burma’

SINGAPORE — A goal kick away from the Toa Payoh Stadium are reminders of the once-close ties between Myanmar and this Singapore neighborhood, home to the Burmese Buddhist Temple and streets named for the towns and rivers of the Golden Land. The arena hosts Balestier Khalsa Football Club, of Singapore’s professional soccer league, and sits […]

Taiwan’s ‘Little Burma’

A short five-minute walk from the Taipei metro terminal station of Nanshijiao lies Huaxin Street. It is here, nestled away in the concrete jungle that makes up Zhonghe District — one of the most densely populated parts of the planet — that Taiwan’s Burmese population has settled over the past several decades. The roughly 40,000 […]

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 […]