Up to Mogok, Valley of Rubies

The winding mountain road that leads from Mandalay up into the mountains of Mogok is known colloquially as “the road of 999 bends” and roughly follows the track that traders would have used when coming down from the Shan Hills to the settlement of Yadanarbon and Amarapura. Breakfast at the red canal meant that we […]

State Counsellor says COVID-19 is hurting Myanmar economy

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said that Myanmar’s economy is suffering from the fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak that has already spread to over 100 countries. She cautioned the public that although the Health Ministry has not found any cases of the deadly disease in the country, it is hard to […]

Chinese Consulate General donates protective equipment for Myanmar

MANDALAY-In the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Mandalay yesterday donated protective equipment to Myanmar. The donation including surgical masks and hand sanitizer which will be used in aviation, immigration, customs and Quarantine departments in the Tada-U International Airport, Mandalay, were handed over. “After the Coronavirus […]

Myanmar Employee of US Citizen’s Cannabis Farm Gets 20 Years in Prison

MANDALAY—The Myingyan District Court in Mandalay Region sentenced a local employee of an American-run cannabis plantation to 20 years in prison on Tuesday. Ko Shein Latt, 37, who worked as a technician on the plantation’s irrigation system, was found guilty under the Anti-Narcotics Law for his involvement in the operation. He was on trial for […]

Mandalay fish, chicken farmers cry foul over food safety ‘misinformation’

Operators of integrated fish-chicken farms in Mandalay Region have denied accusations that their products pose a health risk to consumers. The farmers, who raise chickens above fish ponds, accused fish-feed manufacturers of spreading what they described as false information that fish fed with chicken manure carry disease and are unsafe to eat. U Nay Thurein, […]

Delayed hotel in Mandalay to recommence

Best Premium Co will build a hotel at the Shwe Man Taung golf course owned by Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) in Aung Myay Tharzan township, Mandalay, after a four-year delay, according to Mayor U Ye Lwin. Best Premium and MCDC first signed a land lease agreement to develop the hotels on a Build, Operate, […]

Mandalay vows to maintain order at Thingyan Festival

Mandalay will ensure the orderly celebration of the Thingyan Festival by designating areas where commercial pandals (marquees) can be erected. U Kyaw San Myint of the Mandalay City Development Committee said the commercial pandals will only be allowed on the western side of the moat on 80th street. Other areas of the moat will be […]

Myanmar Court Issues Arrest Warrant for US Citizen in Alleged Marijuana Farming Case

MANDALAY—The Myingyan District Court in Mandalay Region has issued an arrest warrant for a US citizen who went missing amid charges over his alleged operation of a marijuana plantation. John Fredric Todoroki, 63, was arrested in April 2019 for allegedly growing marijuana along with two Myanmar nationals working for III M Global Nutraceutical Company at […]

GrabFood service to open in Mandalay

GrabFood service will start in Mandalay as part of the company’s expansion, said U Myat Kaung Min, head of GrabFood Myanmar. It proved to be a hit during testing in Yangon in November, he said. “Although food delivery services are increasing in the country, it is still less than in other countries,” U Myat Kaung […]

India-Myanmar Cross-Border Bus Service to Operate Soon

Mandalay – The long-awaited bus service to cross the India-Myanmar border through India’s northeastern state of Manipur is set to operate from April. The 579-km service between Mandalay and Imphal, the capital of Manipur, will be the first bus link after 17 years of planning and government talks as part of India’s Look East policy. […]