Confident of long term growth, Serge Pun bets big on tourism, property

Investors looking for clues on where the Myanmar economy is headed may glean some insight from Serge Pun’s recent corporate maneuvers. The 65-year-old Myanmar tycoon has not been idle of late. Last month, units of Peninsula Residences Yangon, a collection of 96 private luxury homes, went on sale. The homes are part of the Yoma […]

Business Matters: Ivan Pun

The serial entrepreneur and creative visionary sits down with Generation T Business Matters is a regular series where entrepreneurs share what matters to them. Generation T lister Ivan Pun has reputation for being a consummate host and the life and soul of the party. But don’t mistake him for a party boy. The hardworking Hong […]

Bridges and roads part of Myanmar’s New Yangon development

At least two bridges and dozens of kilometres of roads are part of phase one of an ambitious Myanmar plan to build a new city. Other infrastructure projects are an industrial zone, a power plant and water and sewage treatment plants, according to the newly created overseeing body, New Yangon Development Corporation – NYDC. The […]

Yangon’s new city vastly ambitious but govt’s role called into question

YANGON’S government has formed a company to develop a landmass twice the size of Singapore as a re-launch of the “new city” development project abandoned last year. While officials has gone as far as comparing the project’s ambition with the urban development of China’s Shenzhen, a business leader has called into question why the government […]

Serge Pun goes Where Others Fear to Tread

WHERE others see operational and regulatory risks in setting up businesses in Myanmar, Burmese tycoon Serge Pun sees opportunities – openings that he says wouldn’t fall into his lap in highly regulated and mature markets like Singapore and Hong Kong. In an interview with The Business Times on Thursday, the chairman of the Serge Pun […]

Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd’s Latest Chairman Letter: 3 Things Investors Should Know About Its Growth Opportunities

Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd (SGX: Z59) is a conglomerate that focuses on Myanmar. It has business interests in a wide variety of sectors in the country, such as real estate development, agriculture, tourism, vehicle distribution, and food and beverage retail. In Yoma Strategic’s latest annual report for its fiscal year ended 31 March 2017 (FY2017), […]

FMI Plays Key Role in Singapore Listed Firm focusing on Myanmar Travel Market

First Myanmar Investment Co., Ltd. (“FMI”) together with its affiliated company, Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. (“YSH”) and Exemplary Ventures Ltd. (“EVL”) will transfer their equity interest in MM Myanmar Pte. Ltd., a tourism assets owned business, to Singapore Exchange listed SHC Capital Asia Ltd. (“SHC”) According to a press release on December 1, the transfer […]

Myanmar execs seek help in fostering human resources

TOKYO — Even as more Japanese companies are eyeing the growing business opportunities in Myanmar, the young country and its more than 50 million people are in need of help in developing human resources in addition to infrastructure, a fact emphasized by several prominent businessmen from the country, speaking at a seminar on Monday in […]

Kawthaung Airport to be Upgraded to Int’l Standard

Tanintharyi regional government plans to upgrade Kawthaung Airport to an international standard facility to attract more foreign flights to southern Myanmar. “We submitted a proposal for Kawthaung airport’s expansion to the union government earlier this year and are still awaiting a decision. If approved, the project will go on (under) the union government’s budget or […]

Tanintharyi Tourism Committee Seeks IFC Infrastructure Support

A tanintharyi development committee, operating under the tourism ministry and chaired by local tycoon Serge Pun, is seeking assistance from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for the upgrade of infrastructure in Myeik archipelago to boost sustainable tourism, a committee member told The Myanmar Times. The Myeik archipelago is made up of a cluster of more than 800 largely […]