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What’s new, copycat?

Myanmar’s designers are pinning their hopes on a new copyright law That people wear reveals as much of their personality as the cultural traits of their country. Creators and designers are not only business people making clothes or accessories for a living, but artists embellishing and also chronicling the ways of their own societies. As […]

Govt Plans to Relocate Hotels From Bagan Archeological Zone

YANGON — Myanmar attempts to relocate controversial hotels in the archaeological site Bagan as it prepares the ancient city’s final nomination dossier to become a Unesco World Heritage Site. The temples of Bagan, dating from between the 9th and 13th centuries—when the Kingdom of Bagan ruled over much of lowland Burma—are considered Myanmar’s biggest tourist […]

U Thein Tun picks Bagan as first hotel destination

MYANMAR businessman U Thein Tun extended his hospitality business portfolio to Bagan on September 21. The new hotel under the brand Bagan Star already has 81 rooms up and running. (U Thein Tun also owns Myanmar Consolidated Media, which publishes The Myanmar Times.) “Bagan is very attractive, with a great potential for the tourism industry […]

Rangoon authorities place curbs on religious worship to avoid flare-up in sectarian violence

Although the Rangoon regional government appears to have issued a directive last week to restrict communal worship in homes and other unauthorised venues, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture has said it will have no hand in enforcing the new rules. Aung San Win, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, […]