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The “Shoe Question” in Colonial Burma

Have you ever wondered why Myanmar is so strict about footwear in pagodas, temples and surrounding compounds, especially when its neighbors Thailand and Laos only require visitors to remove their shoes inside...
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[Video] Interview with Daw Poe Phyu

Daw Poe Phyu on her passions, the background to her projects and why she started Save the Palms. Daw Poe Phyu is a native of Mogok but instead...

An unusual path to success: U Khin Maung Win & the creation of UD...

Universal Dexterity Group, more commonly known as UD Group, is one of Myanmar’s most successful locally-run companies. Covering a broad spectrum of services from automobile production to crane sales and service, the...

What To Get Your Mom for Mother’s Day

On May 12, the world celebrates Mother’s Day which offers you important opportunities to reflect on the profound value of motherhood. It’s nice to have a mom who understands, reassures, comforts and...

Festival guide: May 2019

Although Thingyan is over and Myanmar has plenty of festivals to keep the tradition alive and celebrations, our interns Kyaw Soe Han and Min Pyae Sone have discovered the festive activities in...

Perfect places to visit in Myanmar during the green season

Traveling in Myanmar from May till September is picture-perfect as it is the right climate for a variety of experiences. Which is also the time you can urge your friends and family...

One icon makes room for another – Port Autonomy is back

The return of a Yangon icon, Port Autonomy to reopen on Strand Road Port Autonomy is back! When Union Bar & Grill opened in March 2013, the face...

[New Opening] The Pansodan – a Burmese brasserie in downtown Yangon

The Pansodan is a reimagining of old-world Burma in downtown Yangon In March a collective of co-founders unveiled their latest addition to Yangon’s dining scene; The Pansodan. Managed...

The best swimming pools in Yangon

Since the rainy season will start sooner or later when April ends, pools in Yangon had saved countless local and expats from the brutality of the hot season. Relax and chill whether...

Growing skills and precious trees: Daw Poe Phyu

Alec Wilmot sat down with Daw Poe Phyu to reflect on her hometown Mogok and the charity projects that drive her today, from employing underprivileged women to saving the palm plantations of...