Dealers stop selling dollars

US dollars are only available on the black market as domestic banks and official currency exchange counters with licences from the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) have stopped selling. Ko Thiha, a trader at Yuzana Plaza and Mingalar market, said: “It’s been a month since I could buy dollars at the government’s official exchange counters. […]

Master plan to tackle Yangon’s floods

he drafting of a master plan to deal with Yangon’s flooding problems in the rainy season has been completed, according to the roads and bridges department of Yangon City Development Committee. Since 2014, the YCDC has been drafting a plan for flood preventive measures in six Yangon townships: Kyauktada, Pabedan, Latha, Lanmadaw, Botataung and Pazundaung. […]

Myanmar’s Traditional Fashion Choices Endure

YANGON— The sartorial choices of Myanmar’s men and women quickly catch the eye of any visitor to this tropical Southeast Asian country. Most girls and women, irrespective of age, adorn their cheeks with a distinctive yellowish-white paste, called thanaka. Boys and men also sometimes apply the cosmetic made from ground bark but they mostly stand […]