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Titan Pest eyes better performance, expands in Myanmar

Following the three-year success of its commercial operations in Yangon, Titan Pest Management Co, an international subsidiary of Singapore’s Killem Pest Pte Ltd, is planning to expand into other major cities in Myanmar, according to Krystian Zycinski-Singh, the firm’s co-founder and managing director. “Our main target is to be firmly established into Nay Pyi Taw […]

Searching for Tycoon Lim Chin Tsong

Stories abound about the tycoon who built a Chinese-style mansion in Yangon. One involves a hidden printing press, counterfeit British pounds and an American honey trap. By JEREMY BURNS | FRONTIER LAST YEAR a random coincidence led me to discover and explore the dilapidated, semi-ruined building that was once the grandest mansion in Yangon, Chin […]

NLD’s U Soe Lwin Elected Deputy Mayor of Yangon

YANGON — U Soe Lwin, who won a seat on the executive board of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) as a candidate for the National League for Democracy in last month’s municipal election, was voted deputy mayor of Myanmar’s largest city and commercial capital on Monday. “[Yangon residents] will see change. We contested the […]

Myanmar, China raise efforts to develop tourism industries

Myanmar and China are taking big steps to develop each other’s tourism industries. China Eastern Airlines yesterday launched Hohhot – Kunming – Yangon flights and will deploy a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a seat capacity of 184 for the new service.This will operate from Yangon International Airport three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and […]

‘Knowledge is transformative’: UTIAS professor teaches robotics in Myanmar

Professor Jonathan Kelly (UTIAS) recently returned from a week in Yangon, Myanmar, where he partnered with a startup accelerator to teach robotics to 25 local university students. The teaching opportunity was part of an initiative by Phandeeyar, an organization that aims to expand the pool of tech talent in Myanmar in order to accelerate the […]

Traffic, garbage and drainage the top concerns in Yangon, say election hopefuls

YANGON — Traffic management, garbage collection, drainage and land tenure were named as the main concerns of Yangon residents at a panel discussion to promote the municipal election on March 31. Hundreds of people attended the event organised by the Yangon School of Political Science and the New Myanmar Foundation in downtown Maha Bandoola Park […]

German wholesaler Metro bets on Myanmar’s hospitality sector

YANGON — German wholesaler Metro has opened a massive logistics center near Yangon serving hotels and eateries, betting on the industries’ growth as tourist traffic from other parts of Asia picks up. The 5,800-sq.-meter facility located inside the Thilawa Special Economic Zone went into full swing in early March, supplying fresh food and other items […]

Heguru: A unique way to develop children’s potential

Ma Khaing Mon Oo, owner of Heguru Yangon, has always been aware of the great need for education in Myanmar. About three years ago, after a conversation with a friend whose daughter was attending Heguru Singapore, she was inspired to start providing children’s supplementary classes in Yangon. Developed and refined over the past 30 years […]

Yangon’s thriving Chinatown shows how food can help heal scars of Myanmar’s past

After the anti-Chinese riots in the 1960s and years of discrimination, Chinese immigrants are now celebrating their identity and heritage through food. Yangon Chinatown’s food evolution illustrates the changing times of the country. Two days after the end of Chinese New Year, Rabbit Bakery is still busy churning out pastries for eager customers. Inside the […]

Big future for bicycles in Yangon

After being employed at a new job for eight months in an office in Tamwe, Yangon, Ko Tin Htoo Aung decided to buy an e-bike. “I bought it because I thought it would be much better than riding on crowded buses,” he said about his decision to spend of K250,000 (US$163) on his electric bicycle. […]