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Luxury heritage hotel opens in downtown Yangon

Luxury heritage hotel opens in downtown Yangon

Yangon’s latest luxury hotel, Yangon Excelsior, has opened in the city’s downtown. The five-star property is set in a renovated 19th century heritage building that was once the headquarters of the Steel Brothers Limited Company. The hotel on Bo Soon Pat Street offers 74 rooms, […]

Disaster-prone Myanmar presses alert button as monsoon looms

Disaster-prone Myanmar presses alert button as monsoon looms

Vice President U Henry Van Thio is a possessed man, running here and there, to check on the preparations of local governments in response to the perennial threats of the monsoon, which is just around the corner. The vice president, who is also chairman of […]

Q&A: Facebook public policy director Mia Garlick

Q&A: Facebook public policy director Mia Garlick

Facebook has not had an easy start to the year. It has faced a data privacy scandal that many say undermined the integrity of democratic elections. In Myanmar it was accused of not doing enough to stem incendiary messages and misinformation that incite violence. But […]

Fitness app Flexible Pass celebrates first anniversary with new iPhone function

Fitness app Flexible Pass celebrates first anniversary with new iPhone function

Health and fitness app Flexible Pass marked its first anniversary with a big celebration at the Chatrium Hotel and the launch of the Flexible Pass iPhone App. A slew of celebrity guests, app users and Flexible Pass officials attended the celebration at the poolside of […]

Sushi Tei launches new ‘Scrumptious Summer’ menu

Sushi Tei launches new ‘Scrumptious Summer’ menu

Since opening on Dhammazedi Road one year ago, Sushi Tei has brought a wide-ranging Japanese menu to a mix of locals and foreigners that tellingly include many Japanese. Recently it launched its new ‘Scrumptious Summer Treats’ menu—30 plus new dishes to add to its whopping […]

Aung La N Sang to defend ONE middleweight belt in Myanmar showdown

Aung La N Sang to defend ONE middleweight belt in Myanmar showdown

MMA star and the pride of Myanmar Aung La N Sang will battle to continue his winning streak in Yangon on June 29. “The Burmese Python,” as he’s known, will defend his ONE Championship middleweight belt on the “Spirit of a Warrior” fight card at […]

Leeds United to tour Myanmar in May

Leeds United to tour Myanmar in May

Leeds United Football Club have announced they will play two matches in Myanmar next month as part of a post-season tour. The club will play the matches on the May 9 and 11 against a Myanmar National League All-Star team in Yangon, and then against […]