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The Muslim woman breaking barriers in sex education in Myanmar

Adjusting her hijab and looking around the class, Dr Thet Htwe starts the day’s lesson with a simple question. “Who wants to know about the human sexual response?” Everyone raises their hand, some sheepishly giggling. In a country where there’s still a debate over the proper word to use for “vagina” and simply talking about […]

Easy Coffee and Gentleman Roasters Inspire in Emerging Myanmar

Since launching in 2013 in Myanmar’s largest city Yangon, Easy Coffee has helped define the emerging specialty coffee scene there, landing on the must-visit list of virtually every coffee-related tourist guide. For as much as they appreciate the mentions, Javier Phua Jun Xin and Melissa Koh Peck Shan, the Singaporean husband and wife team behind Easy Coffee first […]

Marine cargo insurance available

The Myanmar Insurance Business Supervisory Board has announced that it will allow private companies to offer marine cargo insurance. Dr Maung Maung Thein, chairman of the board, said: “Now private insurance companies have got experience we will allow them to deliver new insurance services.” Since its inception, the board has allowed six types of insurance: […]