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How the son of a humble watch repairer became the owner of a multi-million dollar realty tech startup

His startup iMyanmarHouse, with over 550 developers, 2,200 agents and 300K listings, recently hit US$320M in total transaction value Nay Min Thu would never have become what he is now, had he not attended, by chance, a motivation class in Singapore back in 2009. And thanks to his grit, determination and perseverance, Thu is now […]

China firms up ties with Myanmar

China’s emergence as a global player and its generous foreign aid to Southeast Asian countries often leads to claims that its true actions are disguised and really a means to expand its power and influence throughout the region. However, Myanmar has adeptly managed its relations with the Asian powerhouse over the years and, contrary to […]

All the top universities in ASEAN are in Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been ranked as the top university in Asia by the London-based Times Higher Education magazine for the third year in a row. NUS improved its scores in almost all areas, picking up extra points for its teaching, research, citation impact and knowledge transfer. It was followed by China’s […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi looks to Singapore as model – minus the materialism

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cemented Singapore’s role as a major economic partner and model for her country on a five-day trip to the island, taking home what she said were valuable lessons on education policy and anti-graft measures. But her endorsement of the wealthy city-state came with a caveat – Myanmar could […]