University students take next step with ride-sharing app

Four tech-savvy students from universities in Yangon put their heads together to develop Lan Kyone, a ride-sharing application that helped students hitch rides to get to school on time. Now, the Lan Kyone app is being modified, upgraded and expanded for commercial ride-sharing. As it was at first aimed at university students, there was no […]

Over the last year, Myanmar’s energy sector stumbles in right direction

Home to one of the world’s oldest oil and gas industries, oil exploration in Myanmar began in the early Bagan era. During the reign of King Anawrahta in the Bagan Era, evidence shows that the Buddha’s Three Teachings were coated with oil to prevent damage. With the nationalisation of the oil industry in 1963, the […]

Woman brings hallyu to Myanmar

“Hallyu,” or the Korean wave, is now sweeping Myanmar. Korean TV shows and dramas are enthralling viewers of the Southeast Asian nation’s terrestrial channels every day. Teenagers in Myanmar have become familiar with Seoul streets and even Korean historic figures such as King Sejong the Great and Admiral Yi Sun-sin of the Joseon Kingdom. Eum […]