Tourism ministry eyes Myeik Archipelago

Myeik Archipelago could soon become a choice destination for luxury cruise passengers. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is planning to develop tourism in the area along with local investors, said Minister U Ohn Maung. “Thai investors interested in developing tourism in Myeik Archipelago contacted us, but we would prefer to deal with local investors […]

Minister unveils Myeik strategy

Regional firms will be given priority in a business plan to turn a new tourism page in the Myeik archipelago, Taninthayi Region, says minister for hotels and tourism Ohn Maung. He said: “We have targeted the development of the Myeik archipelago to which rich people usually come on vacation. I will go there next month […]

Myanmar’s golden pearls outshine rivals

NAYPYITAW — Hillary Clinton wears them, and so does Aung San Suu Kyi. They nearly disappeared for decades under military rule, but the world’s most sought-after pearls are once again to be found in Myanmar. Two international auctions this year — in Hong Kong in March and Naypyitaw in late June — saw traders bid […]

Govt Invites Proposals for New Hotels in Myeik Archipelago

RANGOON — The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) is inviting proposals for new hotel projects in the Myeik Archipelago, which will be assessed for environmental friendliness in cooperation with the Tenasserim Division government. The development of the archipelago in Burma’s far south for “eco-tourism” is prioritized in the Tourism Master Plan 2013-20, which was devised under […]

Myeik island developer runs into Japanese pearl farm

A local developer’s plans to build an island resort in the Myeik Archipelago have been blown out of the water by the Myanmar subsidiary of Japanese pearl giant Tasaki, which claims the project would impact its farming area. Myeik Public Corporation has been trying for the past two years to secure Myanmar Investment Commission approval […]

Industrious Myeik: Gateway to an island paradise

Even amid all the tourist glories of Myanmar, the town of Myeik is a diamond in the rough. Long neglected under the military regime, Myeik seduces the first tourists to find their way here. Between the picturesque islands of Pahtaw and Pahtete, opposite the seafront of Myeik, there is a soft-shell crab farm. Its products […]

Myeik Tourism Expands to Two New Islands

To develop local tourism businesses 14 islands from the Myeik Archipelago have been proposed and two islands from the list have been confirmed as eligible to start tourism businesses, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Currently, tourism businesses are operating on Thahtay Kyun, Sagaing Inwa island and Myanmar Andaman island of Myeik Archipelago, […]

Myanmar to open southern islands

YANGON, 13 May 2015: Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism says 26 local companies and joint ventures are awaiting government approval for new hotel projects in the country’s Mergui Archipelago. Some have already gained the greenlight to move forward to the design stage or construction. Irrawaddy media reported Myanmar Investment Commission is currently vetting 20 […]

‘Phuket of Myanmar’ seeks MIC approval

The US$1.2 billion LuxDream Island project is branded “the next Phuket” and will feature a high-end marina, luxury hotels, a theme park and a casino. The plan may seem incongruous with the serenity of Myanmar’s Myeik Archipelago. But the island dream looks set to become reality, as Singaporean Zochwell Group prepares to sign a Build, […]

Hotel investment reaches US$2.7bn

Foreign investment in the hotel sector has reached US$2.7 billion, Htay Aung, minister for hotels and tourism, said at a cooperation signing ceremony between Hoang Anh Gia Lai Myanmar and the Spain-based Melia Hotels International. “There are 47 hotels invested by foreign investors,” he said. Hotel investment is largely coming from Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong […]