Saturday, August 8, 2020


Full Moon Day of Waso

The Waso Full Moon Day on 3rd August marks the beginning of Vassa, or the Buddhist Lent, that lasts until October. It's interesting how...

Celebrating Eid al-Adha 2020 and tips on how to do it safely

Just like Eid al-Fitr that is celebrated in May following the month of Ramadan, Eid al-Adhi is also a holy celebration for the Muslim culture with different traditions and rituals to commemorate this day.

[New Opening] Butiria – experience authentic Chin cuisine and culture

Butiria is a new local Chin ethnic restaurant and cafe, opened on July 18th, providing authentic Chin food with ingredients from Chin state in...

Go for a road trip over the long weekend

A long weekend is coming up (Sat 1 August - Mon 3 August) and road trips are easygoing and fun. There are no Covid-19 checkpoints (unless entering areas such as Nay Pyi Taw), Google maps ensure you won’t get lost and you can stop for a picture whenever you want.

Martyrs’ Day – What to expect and what to do?

Martyrs' Day has always been one of the most respected days in the history of Myanmar and a commemoration held for years. How will it turn out in 2020?

A young Myanmar entrepreneur is blazing a trail for Burmese food in Hong Kong

Southeast Asian food has been enjoying their time under the limelight for some time. You can see Thai restaurants mushrooming across the globe with...

Taungbyone: Myanmar’s Loudest Brightest Festival Of Pride Cancelled

The Taung Byone festival, held in a tiny village outside Mandalay has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19 fears. Every year, in August or...

Call Me Today: Let yourself be heard

It's only natural wanting to tell someone about your feelings after a bad day. But it's a luxury not everyone can afford. Call Me Today...

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5 New Cafés in Yangon to try in August – Your Local Café Guide

A café is not only about its coffee, but also how its service and environment makes you feel when grabbing a cup of coffee on a busy day or sipping on an espresso during a relaxing coffee break. After the lockdown, several interesting cafes have appeared in Yangon. These are our pick of five cafés to check out for August.

7 Things to do this weekend in Yangon

Food, drinks and art are the themes of this weekend!

8 Bars to try at Yangon Night Market

The new bars at Yangon's Nightmarket has added a well-needed flair to this interesting idea of a "night market" in between two busy roads. The containers sized bars and restaurants sit against the backdrop of the rush hour traffic of Strand Road, many across from the beautiful Rosewood Hotel. Here is a list of bars that are now open.
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