Second Tower Complete in Luxury Star City Condo Project

​​ The main structure of the second tower in Yoma Strategic Holding’s massive Star City-based condominium project was completed earlier this month, with work now set to begin on the interior units, a fivestar Club House and a public plaza. The Galaxy Towers project, which launched inFebruary last year, will have six high rise condos […]

Dusit Thani Yangon to Bring International Hospitality to Myanmar in 2019

​​ Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Myanmar V-Pile Group to operate the Dusit Thani Yangon. Located just 15 minutes by car from Yangon International Airport, and approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the city’s main tourist attraction, the Shwedagon Pagoda, the new property sits at the heart of land earmarked by the Myanmar […]

Ready to Rumble?

​​ Weekend investigates the sleeping giant underneath Yangon. It’s not a matter of if, but when. This verdict comes up time and time again when speaking to local and international experts on the likelihood of Yangon’s next big earthquake. Why? The largest city in Myanmar is currently facing twin threats of bad location and bad timing. […]

Street Vendor Holdouts, YCDC on Crash Course Over Relocation Plan

​​ Tensions are mounting between Yangon City Development Committee and the commercial capital’s street vendors, as a small contingent refuses to move stalls from their locations on Anawrahta Road. Following a recently announced ban on street stalls on Yangon’s 11 busiest roads, YCDC staff have been travelling around the downtown area with loudspeakers, informing vendors that they […]

9 Acres of Marga Land Returned to Govt, but MP Demands More

The return to public hands of more than half a plot of land given to Marga Landmark Co for the relocated Dagon City real estate project in the waning days of the previous government is not enough for MP U Maung Maung Ohn, who yesterday called for more. Nine of the 17.7 acres of public […]

Education Ministry Wants to Take Back Rangoon Land from Property Developer

RANGOON — Burma’s Ministry of Education now wants Parliament to help it take back a valuable parcel of land that the former government gave away to international developer Marga Landmark. The 17.7-acre tract, situated in a prime location close to Rangoon’s Inya Lake and the Sedona Hotel, once belonged to the Ministry of Science and […]

Rangoon to Relocate Street Vendors

RANGOON— In an effort to manage the sprawl of street vendors on downtown Rangoon’s congested roads, the city’s municipal authority has designated three locations for vendors and expects to launch them next week, a senior official said. According to U Nyi Nyi Oo, deputy head of the Yangon City Development Committee’s (YCDC) administrative department, the […]

Stall Vendors Banned on 11 Yangon Roads to Ease Traffic

Roadside stall vendors can no longer operate their businesses along 11 roads in Yangon, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) said on Tuesday. Anawrahta, Bogyoke Aung San, Maha Bandoola, Pansodan, Merchant, Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Latha, Lanmadaw, Bonegyi and Strand roads are all affected by the ban. “The ban is meant to reduce traffic jams […]

Drones must steer clear of Shwedagon

Shwedagon Pagoda is now a no drone zone. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are not welcome to fly over the famed pagoda or its grounds without prior permission, the pagoda trustee committee announced at a September 30 press conference. The board of trustees said the ban has been in place for a year, but has not […]

Meliá Yangon Hotel Opens in Myanmar

YANGON, MYANMAR — Meliá Hotels International has opened the Meliá Yangon, the first hotel operated by the brand in the country and a strategic project for its expansion strategy in the Asia Pacific region. Yangon is the country’s largest city and remains the biggest commercial center and main transit hub of the country, as well […]