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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...

Top streaming apps available in Myanmar

Since the Yangon rain has already come, most people are not happy with it–most of us dislike going out when it’s raining. So if your weekend plans are ruined and there’s nothing...

Htein Lin solo exhibition: Skirting the issue

ဘုန္း(hpon), "power," is the concept of male superiority and misogyny that justifies the inequality of women and men, who are regarded as the ones with more hpon, in Myanmar society. It is...

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...

UKK: Tailoring the brand, reviving the tradition

Wearing Burmese longyi has been fun and lovely especially when you see it on a foreigner. This has been a lifetime tradition for Myanmar people carrying along over generations. The longyi industry...

Memories Group gets hold of investment in Strand Hotel Yangon

Memories Group by Yoma Strategic, following its listing on the SGX back in the start of 2018, had bought a minority share in Strand Hotel International Ltd last week. An investment worth...

WALCO Myanmar

Established in 1992, WALCO Myanmar is a premium dairy company producing fresh milk, yogurt, pudding and butter. WALCO is an award-winning Myanmar brand, having won the top award for Distribution of High...

Friends or lovers? Facebook Dating is on its way to match you up with...

With Tinder’s huge success in pairing up two lonely souls, Facebook launched its own ‘swiped right’ on the online dating platform by introducing the new Facebook Dating Section along with the “Secret...

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...