Sunday, August 9, 2020


Lilla – Presenting Unique Creations of Myanmar Traditional Textiles

“Designing dresses, choosing fabrics, and having them transformed into dresses has become my passion. I already have too many dresses, but I didn’t want to stop and I felt that the project could support artisans in Myanmar. And that’s the reason I decided to start Lilla.”

City Mart: Supply and Demand

Taking the reins of the company at just twenty-one years of age, Daw Win Win Tint is now regarded as one of Myanmar’s foremost business figures. In 2014 she became the first Burmese woman to make Forbes’ Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen list. City Holdings now operates over 200 different retail channels across the country. MYANMORE sat down with the CEO to discuss the history of City Holdings, the group’s closely monitored reaction to the Covid-19 crisis, the value of market knowledge in an emerging economy, and doing business over twenty-five years of rapid change and growth within Myanmar.

Chef Joseph shares his story of becoming a chef and who inspires him

“To all my Myanmar Chefs, we can do it even though it is not our mother cuisine but if you are a chef and you have passion, you can work with it, “ @awAwei Metta’s Executive Chef Joseph’s motivational words to inspire and encourage Burmese Chefs to keep on cooking even if it might not be your expert cuisine. He is one of the three talented chefs in the first-ever “A Six Hand Dinner’ taking place on July 31.

[The Adaptors] Pablo Aloy Gomez of Meliá Yangon share how they have been adapting and the importance of always staying positive

Meliá Yangon was one of the first hotels' in Yangon to open up for the public. This was the result of a lot of planning and preparations. Mr Pablo Aloy Gomez, a GM of Meliá Hotels International for over 20 years across three continents, share what they did and his views.

F45 Training Hlaing owner Tony Howett on staying fit and afloat through a pandemic

Tony Howett started his journey in London, UK, and has since 2004 been around Asia. Tony has worked in fitness and with gyms in different countries before starting his own F45 gym in Yangon, just a few months before COVID-19 hit and had to move the training online.

Nikki Barltrop on working for Gordon Ramsay, the change coming to Asia and how she reacted to COVID-19

MYANMORE'S The Adaptors features Nikki Barltrop, the Chief Operating Officer of 57 Below the 2019 MYANMORE' Special Award for Contribution to Excellence of the Year.

Interview with Zaw Win Htut about his new bar and being back on a magazine cover

Zaw Win Htut is Myanmar’s great musical centrifuge, the most influential singer in a country of fifty-five million people. Of unquestionable musical pedigree, he...

A dentist’s dream: Myanmar, Asia’s next dental tourism hub?

Dr. Sai Aom Kham is a dentist with a dream. He envisions Myanmar as the next dental tourism destination in Asia. Myanmore talks with...

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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.

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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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