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Hilton Now In Myanmar

Hilton Worldwide Hotels became the first American hotel chain in Myanmar when it opened on October 17th in Nay Pyi Taw. Hilton said they plan to operate a hotel soon in Ngapali Beach followed by Bagan and Inle Lake in 2016  and Mandalay in 2017. With respect to the hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, Hilton has partnered with Myanmar’s Eden ... Read More »

Russia to Build Subway


The Voice of Russia reported recently that Russia won a tender to build an underground train in Nay Pyi Taw. The ring line should stretch 50 kilometers which is more than three times the length of the ring line in Moscow. Already, Russian experts are conducting geological studies and designing the first line. Read More »

Fly Above It All !


Beginning this November 15 and running to March 31, 2015 you can travel the skies above beautiful Inle Lake located in the Shan State. Traveling by boat on Inle is a treat in itself but soon you’ll also be able to see it from above in  your balloon. Also, starting on November 1st and going to March 31, 2015 you ... Read More »

The Mobile Race: Oredoo, Telenor & MPT


Oredoo, one of the two foreign telecom providers in Myanmar has launched a SIM card in July and claims it has already signed up one million users for its 3G service. Telenor, the other foreigner, will begin selling SIM cards this month. While it is excited about the response, Oredoo could be facing some problems for jumping out of the ... Read More »

Myanmar Population: 61 or 51 million?


The last census was done about three decades ago and since then population estimates were based on forecasts derived from birth and death rates. The national census, completed this last April showed there were 51.4 million Myanmar nationals living within its borders. While that census included diplomats living abroad, it didn’t include students or migrants workers living outside of Myanmar. ... Read More »

Foreign Investors Can Own Many Full Businesses Now


The Myanmar government said foreign investors with joint ventures in 30 industries can boost their ownership now to 100%. These areas include mining, construction, construction materials production, jewelry products , coal exports, hydropower and coal-fired power generating. The oil & gas sector is still restricted, however. It requires the foreign investor to joint venture with the Energy Ministry. The list ... Read More »

Tourists Rush Back To Mandalay


The inter-faith disturbances in July resulting in imposition of a curfew has had minimal effect if any on tourism. The curfew was lifted August 11th and as data shows that the first seven months of 2014 have already exceeded last year’s total. Since the curfew’s lifting tourist arrivals went up 25%. Mandalay tourism officials are upbeat on the rest of ... Read More »

Artist Aung Myint Has Solo Show


Renowned artist Aung Myint is putting on his 14th solo show in Yangoon from 15 August to 20 September at TS.1 Gallery on Lanthit Jetty in Yangon. Aung Myint has put on 60 shows in Myanmar, Japan, Singapore, Germany, Great Britain and Finland. The 67 year old is known as the father of contemporary art in Myanmar and is revered ... Read More »

Korean Pop Comes to Myanmar


The Korean Girl Pop band called “2NE1” is set to perform this weekend in Yangon’s  Myanmar Event Park. This is the first ever performance by them in Myanmar and opens Myanmar that much more to the world and other cultures. Tickets are said to start at $25 and go as high as $900 for premium seats and an exclusive dinner ... Read More »

Ooredoo Coming Out With SIM Cards


Ooredoo (formerly known as Qatar Telecom) said that SIM cards will go on sale the third week of August 2014. The calling rates have not yet been determined. Presently, testing is taking place before the rollout. This moves Ooredoo a step closer to full launch and affordable telecommunications is almost over, they said. Testing revealed there are presently limitations on ... Read More »

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