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Yangon to ban feeding pigeons, sale of bird food on city streets

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will ban the feeding of pigeons starting next week as it launches a campaign to rid city streets of the disease-carrying birds, U Min Aung of the Veterinary and Slaughterhouse Department, said on Monday. He said the YCDC will also ban the sale of feed for the tens of […]

YCDC – What do residents really think?

Yangon residents and businesses pay a lot of taxes, and in return expect particular services or utilities to be provided for by the government. A reliable water supply, clean and well-maintained streets, or having access to public recreational facilities are a few of the expectations some taxpayers have. Exactly what Yangon’s five million residents think […]

Stray-control project kicks off in Yangon

The Myanmar Veterinary Association (MVA) and UK-based charity Worldwide Veterinary Services (WVS) have started a pilot project to neuter and vaccinate stray dogs in order to control the populations of stay animals in Yangon. The pilot project, which is taking place from May 10 to May 18 in Hlaing Township, is expected to treat about […]

YouTube video on Myanmar Culture Shock goes viral

  A YouTube video that is quickly going viral points out the most memorable things about Yangon from the point of view of a former resident, including the large numbers of stray dogs, men in longyis, frequent power cuts, and the grandeur of the Shwedagon Pagoda. The video, titled “5 Culture Shock in Myanmar”, posted […]