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MAI to start Yangon-Seoul direct flight service on December 3

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) is going to begin Yangon-Seoul direct flight service between Myanmar and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on December 3. The MAI made this plan in partnership with Meebang Air Agencies to enter the flight service market of ROK. “I feel glad to be able to appoint Meebang as our agent. Their […]

Construction sites struggle as skilled workers head overseas

Daw Hay Mar, a trader, can only shake her head when talking about the high expenses she incurred in constructing a storage building and workers quarters because of poor workmanship. She said her nightmare started when she hired a group of construction workers in her neighbourhood for the job. Daw Hay Mar said the building […]

New GMs for Hotel G in Yangon, Singapore

Hotel G Yangon has welcomed a new cluster general manager, Serge Rigodin, who will also lead the nearby Inya Lake Hotel. A native of Grenoble, France, Rigodin has managed a number of other GCP Hospitality properties, most recently the 308-room Hotel G Singapore. Prior to Singapore, Rigodin was director of residences at Embassy House, a […]

South Korean investors eye Asean tourism industry

SOUTH KOREAN investors are interested in expanding their investment in the tourism industry throughout the Asean bloc due to strong interest of international tourists in the region. For example, Daewoo Amara Co Ltd has expanded its initial 2013 investment in the Lotte Hotel Yangon, said CEO Lim Seon Kyu. The joint venture between the Korean […]

KB Kookmin Bank signs MOU with Myanmar’s Construction and Housing Development Bank

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Yonhap) — KB Kookmin Bank, a major South Korean bank, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Myanmar’s Construction Ministry and its state-run Construction and Housing Development Bank, KB Financial Group said Friday. Under the deal, KB Kookmin Bank plans to provide financial support to Myanmar’s plan to expand houses for its […]

The Road to Muse

Mandalay-Muse Road linking Mandalay, the second capital city of Myanmar, and Muse located on Myanmar-China border plays a pivotal role in border trade between the two countries. The road was once notorious for its poor condition coupled with the then thriving insurgency. But nowadays, the situation has changed a lot as the country is moving […]

Yangon’s mega traffic jams

The biggest problem in Yangon today is the mega traffic jams the whole commercial city is facing almost every day. Except on the Myanmar New Year Day (on which only the famous pagodas are crowded with a very large number of Buddhist pilgrims) and one or two days afterwards, Yangon streets have become driver-friendly and […]

Lone spa caters to K-poppers

South Korea-inspired culture is happily taken up by many local young and young-at-heart. K-pop music and Korean television dramas fly off the shelves, and a range of Korean eatries have also set up shop. Growing demand for Korean-inspired goods and service inspired the introduction of Yangon’s first Korea-style spa, which looks to cater to the […]

Korean firm – Sky Asia pushes for Myanmar’s first cable car project

A Korean company is helping develop infrastructure for the rising tourism industry on Myanmar as it plans to build and operate the first cable car in Mount Kyaiktiyo in Mon State next year. “The cable car will give easier access to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, better known as the golden rock, located at the summit of the […]

MAI launch new direct flights linking Yangon and Seoul

Myanmar Airways International will operate the Yangon-South Korea flights five times a week as of October 26, Daw Aye Mra Thar, marketing manager of MAI told Mizzima on October 10. Korean Air already operate a Yangon – Seoul route on a daily basis and Asian a Airlines fly the route on a Thursday and Saturday, […]