Myanmar targets plastic waste in growing green movement

This year’s theme for World Environment Day is plastic pollution, a scourge on Myanmar that is more easily seen in its beaches, mountains and cities than its dearth of reliable statistics. But over the past year a string of hopeful environmental initiatives are pushing back against unnecessary waste. One example is Yangon’s “Straws Suck,” an […]

As Burger Joints Proliferate, a Look at Some of Rangoon’s Best

The first dedicated burger joint in Rangoon, Burger Buster on Inya Road, opened in the early 2000s and became popular with the city’s youth. It remains open on the original site but now competes with a range of popular burger places—the best of which, according to Foodie Myanmar, are introduced below. Prices are on the […]

Canadian-run Yangon Bake house changing women’s lives in Myanmar

  YANGON, Myanmar — It’s 6 a.m. and a small kitchen tucked away at the back of a house in Yangon, Myanmar is buzzing. Women are hard at work measuring and mixing ingredients to make the day’s batch of baked goods. The women work away, occasionally sharing stories and laughing softly as they go. Across […]