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An Australian adventurer and his quest to establish a Myanmar motorbike tour

It all started five years ago, when Matt Riley from Newcastle, set out on his trusty Yamaha Tenere 660XTZ touring bike to cross his home country in search of new places, somewhere unvisited to discover.

 “I wanted to get around Australia more and visit places people don’t go and be t

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LGBT Film Festival: A public display of pride

In late January this year, history was made in a small park in downtown Yangon. Thakin Mya Park in Lanmadaw Township was the location for the opening event of the &Proud film festival – said to be the first ever LGBT event legally held in a public space in Myanmar. In a country where permissio

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Bay of Bengal Resort

Bay of Bengal Resort on Ngwesaung beach is the place to stay if you want to get away from everything, yet have all you need within one sprawling seaside resort.  Taking a right as you drive into the village of Ngwesaung, the quiet road soon leads to the Bay of Bengal Resort which is the most no

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Jazz in Time: Yangon’s first jazz bar hits all the right notes

Last August, Yangon’s first dedicated jazz bar opened its doors with a bash of the symbol and a roar of the saxophone. Located on lower Bo Myat Tun Street, this music bar is one of a few in the city that carries a theme that really works. It’s a pleasingly unpretentious and comfortable place whe

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