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 […]

What Burma’s general election means for British business

Burma, the last major territory among the world’s most populous 25 countries to emerge from an extended period of enforced isolation, goes to the polls on Sunday in its first openly contested general election since 1990. More than 90 parties are standing in the election, the first since a nominally civilian government was introduced in […]

Carlsberg puts on a Bago show

“PROBABLY a big day in Myanmar,” read the hop-shaped banners strung from telegraph poles along the road through Nyaung Inn Village Industrial Zone in Bago Region. Alongside construction sites for new factories – Perfect Companion Group, Karisma Apparel – is the dark green Carlsberg factory, the slogan “probably the best beer in the world” emblasoned […]