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 […]

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 […]