Myanmar’s urban hub thrives on ‘repat power’

Hnin Yee Htun’s decision to return to Myanmar in 2015 was impulsive, but she has come to see it as propitious. Hnin was born in 1988, two days before a nationwide uprising plunged the country, then known as Burma, into anarchy and thrust Aung San Suu Kyi into the political spotlight. Hnin fled with her […]

Geraldine Samson named Montgomery Fitch + Yangon head

Montgomery Fitch COO Geraldine Samson was recently appointed Regional Director for the global creative agency’s upcoming foray into the Myanmar market. The agency is aiming to bring its diverse portfolio of communications and technology services into a burgeoning and rapidly emerging market with a World Bank- projected 7.1% growth rate over the next three years. […]

ANZ and Woodside lead the investment in Myanmar

It’s closing in on midnight when our taxi pulls up outside a run-down apartment block on the edge of central business district of Myanmar’s commercial hub and former capital Yangon. The attendant lounging on a chair out front, shows us up a short flight of stairs to the entrance; down the end of the corridor, […]

High-Rise Limits in Old Rangoon: a Step in the Right Direction

Rangoon is at a major turning point in its urban planning history. The city’s first comprehensive plan to limit the height of new buildings has been drafted. In the coming weeks, members of the public will be able to officially comment on it during a public hearing by the Yangon City Development Committee’s zoning committee. […]