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 […]

Five Myanmar students win ASEAN scholarship

Five students from Myanmar won the ASEAN scholarship for the 2018 academic year, which provides opportunities for young people from the region to interact with fellow citizens and develop their potential. Students having completed Grade 9 in public basic education schools, monastic schools, private schools or international schools can apply for the scholarship. Scholars are […]

Momolay wants to take on Facebook in Myanmar, bags funding to take a shot at it

Myanmar is not an easy place to do business. Poor infrastructure, a highly unskilled labor pool, and an outdated financial system are only some of the challenges weighing on this once military junta-controlled nation. However, many investors are willing to overlook the negatives for fear of missing out on the vast opportunities Myanmar offers. The […]

‘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, […]

Singapore investments soar in Myanmar

SINGAPORE’S investments in Myanmar are soaring, with the amount pumped in by organisations rising 41.5 per cent from 2012 to hit $311.4 million in 2013. Spending has been particularly strong in the areas of urban development, connectivity and finance, said Ms Lai Shu Ying, the South-east Asia director of trade agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore. […]

Video: Doing business in Myanmar – What you need to know as an entrepeneur from Singapore

The video is divided into 2 parts: Part 1: https://youtu.be/pCvYiQYDHcE To download the MP4 video https://goo.gl/gLBU1X Economic history of Myanmar – how Myanmar ended up where they are, as one of the poorest country in Asia despite its rich natural resources. A simple story of why it is more profitable to invest in Myanmar than […]

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 […]