Yangon Night Market Get’s a Second Chance

In November 2016 the Yangon Region Government gave the go-ahead for a new Night Market in the city, located on the famous Strand Road. The plan was budgeted at K1.8 billion, and promised to add to the city’s recreational appeal. Just over two years later, and those grand plans have failed to impress. Being sandwiched […]

Analysis: Yangon Public Losing Patience With Mercurial Chief Minister

Of Myanmar’s 14 state and regional chief ministers, few have seen such highs and lows in terms of their public approval as Yangon’s U Phyo Min Thein. In 2016, the country’s biggest nationalist group, Ma Ba Tha, threatened to target him with a nationwide protest after he vowed to wipe the group out. In response, […]

Mandalay to continue Thingyan market

The Thingyan market, which offers shopping and entertainment to visitors, was such a success in Mandalay last year that it will continue this year. A countryside Thingyan night market (Taw Thingyan nya zay) will also be opened, according to the Mandalay City Development Committee. The countryside Thingyan night market will be held on 66th between […]