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A New Place to Chill in Town

A new, unique and trendy bar named ‘Babett’ opened last September 7th in the Yaw Min Gyi area. Babett is an inspired new ‘wining and dining lifestyle’ destination at the heart of Yang...

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Keinari and Keinara

Mythical Creatures
Mythical creatures from ancient legends are often used as decorative motifs for pagodas or musical instruments. They are the Keinari and Keinara, half-human half-bird; ogres with...

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Chin Thay

Chin thay (Burmese for ‘lion’) are mythological lion-like creatures (leogryph) that can be seen standing guard at the entrances of pagodas, cities and other important places. Chin thay are sometim...

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Bagan History

By: Ma thanegi

The first Myanmar Empire of the 11th Century based in Bagan left remnants of its glory not in forts or palaces but in the thousands of pagodas, stupas (Zedi) and t...

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Twante - A Day Trip

Day Trip #1: Twante -Twante is a small town located across the Hlaing River to the west of downtown Yangon. Though close to the city, the town feels like a world away with its relaxing, rural v...

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Tuscany in Myanmar By: Jared Downing

By: Jared Downing
The rows of neat grape vines, nestled in the Shan Hills and soft green in the sunset, were apparently worth a selfie.
Five young girls had lined up behind five full gla...

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Cruising the Chindwin

As far as Myanmar’s rivers go, the Chindwin – which carves its way from Nagaland down through Kachin State – is often overshadowed by its more traveled tributary the Ayeyarwady. But what it lack...

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Yadana Gu Spirit Festival

This is a spirit, or nat, festival which honours the mother of the two spirit brothers for whom the most popular Taung Pyone spirit festival is held. She is the goddess of Mount Popa and her main shri...

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Naga New Year Festival

Dates: usually January 14 to 16
Location: Lahe or Layshi, Sagaing Division
Three days
The Naga national race comprises many different tribes with their own languages and culture. They meet o...

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Festivals: Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda Festival

Dates: Begins day after New Year’s Day.Location: Bago.Duration: Seven days.Classical theatre troupes perform their best at this event in the hope of being booked by agents for the next pagoda festiv...

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Nightlife: How to nail a Yangon bar hop

By Jared Downing
It’s Friday night in Yangon, and you want to go on a bar hop. So what if the city shuts down at 11 p.m.? Is a little curfew going to kill your fun? No way.
All it tak...

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Making waves: The Peacist

By Lwin Mar Htun
Indie music in Myanmar has yet to really take off, but that hasn’t stopped local talent The Peacist from trying, and gaining a growing following. The band, which will...

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Night Life in Nyaung Shwe

Inle is one of Myanmar’s most historical sites and has much to offer: a vast lake stretching more than 13 miles, a wildlife sanctuary and pottery village. But there’s not much in the way of nig...

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Climb O’ Clock

Aung Khaing Myint greets me at the door with a handshake that billows out in a cloud of chalk powder. Inside, behind him, a young boy clings to the wall while his friend hollers encouragement from the...

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Chilling at 'Chilling Nest'

In Nyaung Shwe, the number of restaurants is growing rapidly, intensifying levels of competition and innovation.One of the latest restaurants causing a stir is the all-bamboo structure, the Sinyaw 2...

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Rice and Ice

Rice and Ice in Food City, Myanmar Plaza, is fast food with a twist – well, it’s not quite fast food, more ‘convenience food’, say its owners.The flagship store, the first of its kind in town,...

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Vestige Café

Vestige Café offers traditional Myanmar food with an exciting modern twist in a quiet corner of Junction City with an unexpected bonus of spectacular views.Vestige started out as a brand of souvenirs....

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A taste of Spain in Myanmar

When you look at Melia Yangon’s façade attached to the Myanmar Plaza shopping mall, the first glance makes it hard to distinguish between the shopping center and the hotel.But once you enter the ne....

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Cooking up a Storm at Monsoon

By Noe Noe Aung
Cooking classes for children will soon be on the menu at Monsoon restaurant in downtown Yangon.Monsoon Restaurant owner, Ma Phyu Phyu Tin, said she plans to launch a short co....

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Rover Cafe & Restaurant

Enjoy different kind of beers at Sky Bar and delicious foods with execellent service provided at Rover Cafe & Restaurant. Can celebrate an anniversary, birthday party and event function in the gar...

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Best Season Serviced Apartment

BEST SEASON offers modern luxurious living at its finest that a home should have to ensure the most pleasant stay. Stay connected to prime business and leisure destinations in the heart of city. Withi...

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Hotel Sakura Princess

Hotel Sakura Princess is owned and run by one individual who is a Myanmar citizen. Hotel Sakura Princess was located on a 0.285 acre-wide patch of land in a peaceful and beautiful ambience. There are ...