The start of 2020 hasn’t been a great one for Mandalay. The plummet in the number tourists due to coronavirus outbreak has led to the closure of many small businesses, fires ravaged Sky Walk Mall and the main highway bus station and horrible air pollution has choked the city for much of February. Fortunately, there are some bright spots in the first quarter of 2020, especially in the dining scene. The arrival of Jupiter in mid-January followed by the launch of The Spoon in late February have given Mandalay foodies much to be excited about.
Thadingyut holidays are coming up so here are some promotions and offers from Yangon's favourite dining places and hotels, just for you...
COVID-19 has brought out a lot of good in people and companies. The Linen for Life Face Masks is a programme where Shangri-La Group has partnered with Diversey, a leading global hygiene and cleaning company, and Badana Aid Myanmar in Yangon to provide the most vulnerable members of society with face masks, an item now mandatory when one is out in public in Myanmar.
On June 20, the Myanmar artist Than Kyaw Htay (from River Gallery), together with Ndary Lo, a sculptor from Senegal, was featured in a two-man show - Silent Walks - in Retour de Voyage Gallery in L'llse Sur La Sorgue, France. The show ends on July 20 so visit if you are nearby!
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