Cinema: Movies now showing in Yangon from 17th to 26th April 2018

Now showing in Yangon Cinemas from 17th to 26th April 2018. Rampage  Rampage is a 2018 American science fiction monster film. It follows a primatologist who must team-up with George, an albino gorilla who turns into...

New menus at Chatrium’s restaurants

Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon has launched new à la carte menus in its four restaurants. The Emporia Restaurant, Tiger Hill Chinese Restaurant, Kohaku Japanese Restaurant and the Lobby Lounge are featuring exciting new fare...

Mogok: 800 Years of Ruby Valley

Two hundred kilometers north of Mandalay is Mogok, a town famous worldwide for its rubies. At the end of March it held a celebration for its 800th anniversary. For centuries Mogok has amassed wealth and...

Yama Rooftop Bar: ‘A good, inexpensive, option for al fresco drinking’

The bar atop Yama Hotel on Bo Myat Htun was, apparently, a fixture of low-cost Yangon watering holes popular among local students with a relaxed vibe. Some old Burma hands had been awaiting its...

Tempura town

Despite being rather small, the tempura stall on middle block 40th Street catches the eyes of passersby because of a consistent stream of customers buzzing around it. The stall’s owner U Maung Kyan is humble...

Q&A: Ivan Pun

Four years ago, behind the corrugated iron shutters of an old riverfront warehouse, was a flurry of fashion, art, food and local craftsmanship—a pop-up space known as ts1, or Transit Shed No1. Two doors...

Ethnic recipe: Kachin chicken

Run by a sister and brother duo, Kachin restaurant Chin Ngan Sat has won the hearts of many Yangonites with its authentic cuisine. In association Myanmar Ethnic Restaurateurs Group (MERG), the pair shared one...

Bars and restaurants open during Thingyan 2018

Staying in Yangon over the Thingyan 2018 holidays? Here is a list of the bars and restaurants that are staying open. Let us know if we are missing any from the list at [email protected] NIGHTLIFE ...

Chef Orng column: New beginnings

The new restaurant has been open a month already, and I’m really happy (and relieved) to see not only old customers coming back, but also lots of new faces, and more and more Myanmar...

Best places to visit during Thingyan

Not everybody enjoys the big cities during Thingyan. Civil servants clock off, highway buses stop or are fully booked, and most businesses close. You can either stay in or go out and endure the...
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