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Marco’s Cellar : A world of choice for the wine connoisseur in Yangon

A new wine bar and bistro opened last March in a heritage building in Yangon’s historical quarter and it has the city’s most well-selected collection of wines for sale. Marco’s Cellar is located in a former shophouse which was part of a major renovation project under the guidance of conservati

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Arakan Nature Lodge: Where the luxury is nature

Driving helter-skelter through the Rakhine Yoma towards the Bay of Bengal, aiming for the coast somewhere between beach towns Ngwesaung and Ngapali, we kept hoping for this mountain to be the last only to be surprised with another crest between us and the sea. The sun had dropped low. After about se

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Byblos Pub & Grill: A promising new restaurant opening for Yangon

When the name ‘Byblos Pub & Grill’ was mentioned among friends and on social media, my ears tweaked twice. ‘Pub’ would never be part of a name unless the owners intentionally wanted to step away from the ‘bar’ label. ‘Byblos,’ a coastal town in Lebanon with ancient castles I once

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No.2 Art Area: Interview with founder and prominent graffiti artist Arker Kyaw

In a quiet, leafy street off Yangon’s Sayasan Road, a wall of shiny corrugated zinc stands awaiting its paint.
Beyond the steely exterior, on the front wall of what he calls the No. 2 Art Area, graffiti artist Arker Kyaw’s colorful Vishnu, the Hindu god, brandishes a can of spray paint and a

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