On the Bus with Linda McDowell- wife of first Canadian Ambassador

RANGOON— She’s one of the very few foreigners to brave Rangoon’s notorious buses. Crowded, often poorly maintained and difficult to navigate without strong Burmese language skills, the city’s buses draw only the most intrepid of expats. But Linda McDowell, the wife of the first Canadian ambassador to Burma, has nearly mastered the routes during the […]

Serge Pun Constructs A Real-Estate Empire In Myanmar

The road to Star City is a rutted two-lane highway that threads past the ragtag outskirts of Yangon, crosses two rusted bridges and ends, almost an hour later, at a slick showroom on a grassy riverbank. A roadside billboard welcomes me to “A Model City of Tomorrow.” After a bumpy ride in monsoon rains the […]