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Taking MYANMAR [Products] to the World

It began as an attempt to fill a growing niche in the tourism industry. As foreign travellers began pouring into Myanmar a few years ago, many were seeking mementos to bring home. It’s fair...

Big Star: Mandalay’s first female-run tattoo studio

In 1907, Maud Wagner grabbed her husband’s tattoo machine, drew her first ink and earned the title ‘America’s first female tattoo artist’.   More than a century later, half way around the world, a young...

Myanmar’s best coffee goes international.

Rubies, natural gas, pagodas and teak- just a few words of what pops into peoples’ heads when they hear the word “Myanmar.”  Be prepared to add another word to that list; and it’s not...

Doh Eain: Preserving Yangon

Prettily drawn and painted, the charming little figures in that little stretch of alleyway off 27th street stands as a crowning achievement to what can be achieved when everyone- the locals, expats and the...

[Review] The One Entertainment Restaurant&Bar

By : Sofia Raineri The One Entertainment Restaurant and Bar is the newest addition to The One Club and KTV on Shwe Gone Daing Road. On the top floor, it has both indoor and outdoor...

[Review] Raymond’s Food Cottage in Mandalay

By: Susan Bailey European restaurants are on the rise in Mandalay with local residents, especially university students, taking a keen interest in western food. However, many have closed after just a few months in...

SOAP FOR HOPE : Promoting Better Hygiene in Mandalay

By: Susan Bailey Young Chan Myae looks up with a big smile on his face, proudly displaying a bar of soap to the camera as if it is a work of art. But it’s not...

Walking The Streets Of Yangon : 12th Street

Bob Percival walks downtown 12th Street and finds eggs galore, a classic Yangon tea shop, gourmet Rakhine food, and a contemplative banyan tree. Winter is nearly finished, and cool breezes are blowing from the south,...

On the Foodie Trail: In Search of Mandalay’s Best Mee Shays

Mandalay gets a bad rap from Yangon residents for many things. “It’s hot”, “It’s not safe”, “It’s too dusty”, “There is nothing to do” are just a few of the endless complaints I hear...

Homemade Beauty Treatments

By: Kate Dixon Why buy expensive beauty products when you can make your own at a fraction of the cost? Why use beauty products that may cause animal suffering when you can create your own...