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Real Myanmar Handicrafts on Pansodan in downtown Yangon

In downtown Yangon on historical Pansodan Street, in a shop above Sharky’s you’ll find a unique display of useful hand-crafted items — like laptop sleeves, belts and toiletry bags refashioned from rubber tires and a line of jewelry made from newspaper and semi-precious stones. Established

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A Helping Hand for Street Kids

Helping Hands is a local social enterprise project which aims to help Yangon’s street kids and the unemployed by giving them skills and employment in restoring furniture.

The project started in 2009 with just a few people and now it has grown to involve fifty workers, each with their own d

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Introducing a new style of healthy eating in Myanmar

As the Yangon restaurant landscape continues to expand, I was hoping to find something different that stands out from the rest — and got lucky that Healthy Me Salad and Coffee Bar opposite Ruby Mart at the corner of Bogyoke Aung San Street and Pansodan Road provided exactly change I was looking fo

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Modern Tailoring from Yangon’s Scott & Company

Since every man needs a perfect suit for all kinds of events, ceremonies and business meetings — and since Yangon’s tailoring tradition is not terribly popular among young people  who seem to prefer off-the-shelf garments — ‘Scott & Co’  is developing a niche in tailoring for

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