Vietjet connects Hanoi with Yangon

Ho Chi Minh City – Riding the wave of the booming travel market in Vietnam, Vietjet announced the addition of a new international route connecting Hanoi to Yangon (Myanmar). The new route is set to take off on 31 August 2017 with the aim of meeting the increasing travel demand of individuals, tourists and corporate […]

International hotel chains open their doors in Myanmar

Since opening up the country, more tourists come and discover Myanmar and it is expected to grow even more. Therefore, more and more investors are seeing chances to begin their business here. That is why a lot of new hotels will open their doors as well in 2017. Since the new government, led by National […]

Balloon Facility Will Squeeze out Park Users, Protesters Warn

​​ Around 100 people protested against the helium balloon project planned by Myanmar Voyages International Tourism Company on 11 February, last Saturday. The helium balloon facility is expected to provide tourists with a chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the city, including Kandawgyi Lake and the Shwedagon Pagoda. The protesters, who visit Yangon’s Kandawgyi […]

Iconic European Car Brands Open Service Centres in Yangon

​​ Myanmar Mini and Volvo own­ers can now rest easy knowing where to next book their high per­formance vehicles in for a service after the two icon­ic European car brands launched official service centres in Yangon. The launch of the offi­cial Mini service centre by Mini’s Myanmar partner, Prestige Automobiles, means owners of the icon­ic […]

Shwedagon Pagoda to be Discussed as World Heritage Site Nominee

​​ RANGOON — Shwedagon Pagoda will be discussed as an addition to a UNESCO tentative list that will inform future World Heritage nominations, according to a UNESCO Rangoon announcement on Friday. Meetings between UNESCO and the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture will be held at Rangoon’s Department of Archeology and National Museum office on […]

Broadband Company to Expand Free Public Wi-Fi Network to 50 Areas of Yangon

Internet service pro­vider 5BB Broadband is planning to expand the number of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Yangon, aim­ing for 50 access points by the end of February. 5BB has already set up 30 access points at restau­rants, pagodas, railway stations, universities and parks around Yangon. In February, they will ex­tend that to 50 hotspots, said […]

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 […]