Golden City opens grade-A office tower in Yankin

Golden City officially opened Golden City Business Center (GCBC),which is a four-storey office tower in Yankin township, Yangon, on October 17. The development has a net leasable area of around 150, 000 sq ft. Office rooms of around 1,044 sq ft to 12,755 sq ft in size are available for long term leases. Golden City […]

Emerging Towns & Cities taps Yoma Bank to offer home loans in Yangon project

EMERGING Towns & Cities Singapore (ETC Singapore) is tying up with Yoma Bank to provide home loans for buyers of its Golden City project in Yangon, Myanmar. Under the strategic partnership, Yoma Bank will offer financing through 15-year home loans for up to 70 per cent of the purchase price, ETC Singapore, a property developer, […]

Rental market in South Okkalapa Township booming

The quiet township of South Okkalapa is currently experiencing an increase in tenants and the rental market is starting to look interesting, said real estate agents. Compared to other townships, South Okkalapa has fewer residences and is typically an orderly and quiet township. As such, many people are now moving here, said U Yan Aung, […]

Korea Business Centre Opens Doors

​​ A new business hub opened in Yankin township yesterday, with the Korea Business Centre (KBC) set to offer a range of services from office space hire to start-up consultation and investment matchmaking. The Korea Business Centre is operated by a subsidiary of Korea-based Yulchon LLC, and will provide benefits for the Korean business community. […]

YCDC eyes business district development in Yankin

A Yangon City Development Committee proposal to establish a business district in Yankin township has been met with mixed responses from local developers, with one firm suggesting the area is already too densely populated and would be better suited to residential development. As part of a Yangon city master plan drafted in partnership with the Japan International […]

Death of rental book stores as readers switch to smartphones

Rental book shops may be losing the battle for young customers to the pull of social media, online gaming and the vast expanse of the internet. Stores that rent out comic books and other wares say they are seeing their customers distracted by a more high-tech pastime: surfing the web on smartphones. Children used to […]

Chinese-backed condominium project launches in Yangon

Chinese group Toener Investment has launched sales of a new five-tower condominium project in Yangon’s Yankin township known as Kanbae Towers. Units in the development, which will be built on 2.2 acres of land on Kanbae Road, went on sale in late March. Construction began in the middle of last year and the project is […]

New location for cancelled Shwedagon project

  The Myanmar Investment Commission has given Marga Landmark approval to build its mixed-use project on a new site, after the president called off the Hong Kong-based developer’s project last year, deeming the initial location too close to Shwedagon Pagoda. The project will now be built on 17.7 acres at the corner of Kabar Aye […]

Epic state auction hushes market

The big sell-off has finally arrived. The Privatisation Commission, charged with auctioning state-owned enterprises, on February 13 released a list of 268 sites that will be sold off nationwide, with a final bid submission date of February 24. There are 157 properties in Yangon up for grabs, including many in Bahan, Yankin, Insein, Hlaing, Mayangone, […]

Rental fees in Yangon still on the rise

The rental fees for houses and apartments in Yangon will be increasing until July, according to the real estate experts. The monthly rent for housings varies between Ks 200,000 to 300,000 (US$200 to 300) for an apartment; Ks 2.5 to 30 million (US$2,500 to 3,000) for a condo; and Ks 4 to 5 million (US$4,000 […]