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Luxury heritage hotel opens in downtown Yangon

Yangon’s latest luxury hotel, Yangon Excelsior, has opened in the city’s downtown. The five-star property is set in a renovated 19th century heritage building that...

Exploring the caves of southern Myanmar

Somewhere deep in the wild jungles of southern Myanmar, Keith Lyons discovers a cave system that is literally off-the-beaten-track. Photos by David Van Driessche. On...

Motorbiking northern Chin state

Susan Bailey embarks on a breath-taking route across one of the most remote regions in Myanmar. Photos by B. Ozkal. Myanmar’s secondary roads are not...

An alternative Bangkok

Sure, Bangkok is eating bugs on Khao San Road and lurid nightlife and tuk-tuks and temples. For many foreigners living in Yangon, it’s a...

Orwell’s Burmese home

James Fable visits Katha, a former colonial outpost on the banks of the Ayeyarwady and the setting of George Orwell’s first novel. Photos by the...

5 European Island Paradises To Visit At Least Once

5 European Island Paradises To Visit At Least Once On your very first Eurotrip, you probably visited the major cities. London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome. All...

Trekking Myanmar

Intrepid trekkers are diverging from the well-trodden trails between Inle and Kalaw in search of Myanmar’s best routes. Sampan Travel offers four alternative places...

Thandaunggyi: Kayin State’s Hilltop Station

James Fable visits an old summer getaway in northern Kayin State that is fast reclaiming its erstwhile popularity. Photos by the writer. Off-limits to overnight visitors...

Rose Garden wins Business Hotel of the Year

Rose Garden Hotel, Yangon has been named Business Hotel of the Year – Myanmar at business news site Corporate Insider’s 2018 Business Excellence Awards. The...

Balancing beauty and business

James Fable heads for Rakhine State’s second largest city, Kyaukphyu, where business interests bring a mixture of financial hope and risk to the local...
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Malaysian bites at 96 Bistro

The newly opened 96 Bistro is a fun, small eatery serving Malaysian fare orbited by a few international dishes. Acting as both cafe and bar...