Rangoon to Launch Public Waterfront Area in 2017

​​ RANGOON — In an attempt to promote tourism, the Rangoon Division government will open a public downtown waterfront area next year, creating another tourist destination in Burma’s business hub. Situated on the bank of Hlaing River, also known as the Rangoon River, the former capital of Burma boasts a long riverfront, but public access […]

Burmese company looking for JV partner to invest in Boutique Hotel near Mandalay & Mingun

Mingun Pagoda along the Irrawaddy River   Location Of The Project: Strand Road, Between Sagaing and Mingun (also referred to as Min Kun), Opposite Bank of Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) and three other options in terms of possible location. Above mentioned land area is the best location for a hotel with the river view. The land […]

Industrious Myeik: Gateway to an island paradise

Even amid all the tourist glories of Myanmar, the town of Myeik is a diamond in the rough. Long neglected under the military regime, Myeik seduces the first tourists to find their way here. Between the picturesque islands of Pahtaw and Pahtete, opposite the seafront of Myeik, there is a soft-shell crab farm. Its products […]

British MP-Elect ‘Proud’ of Burma Heritage

LONDON — One of the most heated debates in the run-up to parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom last week was the country’s policies toward immigrants, with some voices calling for a less welcoming approach toward foreigners who want to make Britain their home. As wider Europe grapples with the issue, one man stands as […]

Strand colonial police building to be converted to 5-star hotel

The company behind a controversial redevelopment of the former colonial-era Police Commissioner’s office building on Strand Road has outlined its vision for a US$50 million five-star hotel, despite opposition from conservationists. Officials from the little-known company behind the project, Flying Tiger Engineering, say the property, which the working name of The State House Hotel, will […]