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Street vendor builds Yangon’s top seafood chain

YANGON — In 1987, when Khin Khin San was 13, she began selling bowls of mont ti fish soup under the shade of a tamarind tree in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine, where the rice noodle dish is fishier and fierier than elsewhere in the country. Sometimes she would hawk mont ti with her […]

Plans underway to establish a Korea Desk in Yangon

YANGON-Plans are underway to establish a “Korea Desk” in Yangon aiming to help Korean entrepreneurs, according to the Ministry of Commerce. It will be a one-stop service center to aid future Korean investors on any administrative issue; cooperation on shipping, shipyard upgrading, logistics, and port development and management; science and technological cooperation; startups and innovation […]

Recommendation letters required for domestic travel in Myanmar

While international flights to Myanmar will remain suspended until June 30, travel within the country is now permitted albeit with additional requirements. These requirements differ across the states and regions. Domestic travellers are required to carry a recommendation letter of their residency from respective ward administrations when going around Myanmar, except to Yangon Region. Regional […]

Deputy Mayor of Myanmar’s Capital Appointed as Yangon Finance Minister

The Yangon regional government on Wednesday approved the appointment of U Ye Min Oo, currently the deputy mayor of Naypyitaw, vice chairman of the Naypyitaw Development Committee and chairman of the Naypyitaw Development Bank, as the new Yangon regional planning and finance minister following his nomination on Tuesday. The nomination was unanimously approved by the […]

Inconsistent quarantine rules leave domestic travel uncertain

A tangle of contrasting measures in different states and regions for quarantining visitors has left would-be travellers unsure whether or not to pack their bags. By YE MON | FRONTIER As local authorities across Myanmar gradually ease measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, the prospect of travelling freely around most of the country is […]

Myanmar female delivery rider stays strong in pursuit of prosperous life amid COVID-19 pandemic

The restriction of sit-in dining at the eateries across Myanmar during the COVID-19 pandemic have let food delivery services ride the waves since a couple of months ago. Khin Min Shin is one of the risk-takers who want to challenge things in life while making a living. It has been more than three weeks since […]

MNA mulls over international flights

YANGON, 1 June 2020: Myanmar National Airlines continues its suspension of international routes for the time being, but according to the airline’s booking system, it may resume some international flights as early as mid-June. However, resuming services will depend on the lifting of government health measures and the bans on international flights. At present, there […]

Xi Hopeful on Belt and Road Projects in Myanmar During COVID-19

YANGON—Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed hope that Myanmar will speed up cooperation with China to implement its ambitious infrastructure projects in the country during a recent call with Myanmar President U Win Myint. In the phone conversation on Wednesday, Xi said that he is expecting the two sides will cooperate closely and speed up the […]

YSX, securities firms asked to beef up anti-money laundering compliance

The Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) and six securities companies were requested by the regulator to beef up their compliance and disclosure in line with its anti-money laundering regulations. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SECM), in a May 18 announcement, identified “insufficient information collection and reporting procedures” for both the bourse and the firms in following […]

Top 10: Tips for expat teachers

Opportunities for foreigners teaching in Myanmar are increasing at a staggering pace. On the streets of Yangon, you can hardly walk a block without finding another private school promising to propel your child to success through improving their English. For an aspiring foreign teacher, this is a great opportunity. Parents are prepared to pay a […]