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Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Men work with hammers at a gold leaf workshop in Mandalay.

Myat Par Yat, an area in Burma's second biggest city, is always busy with the rhythmic hammering sounds.


Related Topix: Burma, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Mandalay, Burma Travel,

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Bangkok Post

Myanma Airways to launch Osaka flight

Myanma Airways International said it will inaugurate a flight linking Myanmar's biggest metropolis Yangon and Osaka via the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh three times a week on Oct 8. This will be the first scheduled flight, though technically operated as a charter service, to Cambodia from Osaka's Kansai International Airport, according to the ... (more)


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, World News, Japan Travel, Japan, Osaka, Japan Travel, Burma, Yangon, Burma Travel, Southeast Asia, Cambodia

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs

Since almost five decades of rule by a military junta came to an end in Myanmar in 2011, a growing number of tourists are choosing to visit the South East Asian nation.


Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Travel, Asia Travel,

The Nation

Myanmar man who passed through Suvarnabhumi has malaria, not Ebola

MYANMAR has notified Thailand that a Myanmar man with a record of visiting African countries who made a stopover in Thailand and was tested for Ebola disease had malaria.


Related Topix: Asia Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Thailand Travel, Burma, Yangon, Burma Travel, World News

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Vail Daily News

Vail Daily travel feature: Exploring the labyrinth of Inle Lake

Editor's note: This is the seventh and final article in a series of seven. To read the other installments, visit


Related Topix: Vail, CO, Travel, Asia Travel

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A boy holds an inflatable ring on a beach near Dawei.

For years, Dawei has been the promised land of Thai developers who have long dreamed of turning this southern Myanmar port city into a gateway to the Andaman Sea.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Burma, Yangon, Burma Travel, World News, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Thailand, Thailand Travel

Budget Travel

4 Places You Shouldn't Miss In Myanmar

Adventure, Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Markets and Bazaars, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Rivers and Lakes, Shopping, Temples and Churches, Wildlife Appreciation, Yangon, Trip Ideas, Food + Drink This article was written by Melissa Reichwage, an avid traveler and international development and ... (more)


Related Topix: Burma, Travel, Southeast Asia, Asia Travel, World News, Yangon, Burma Travel, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University


Drug control efforts go local in Myanmar's Kachin State

YANGON, 14 August 2014 - Myanmar's northern Kachin State, renowned for its heroin production, is changing tack in its efforts to curb rampant drug use and cultivation: In addition to crop-substitution programmes, community-led campaigns aim to change minds and steer people towards treatment.


Related Topix: Drugs, Burma, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Agriculture, Science

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Canada Updates

Myanmar to launch tourist e-visas September

As per the information available, the new E-visas will be for tourists only. This has been affirmed by the Ministry of Immigration and Population in a recent official statement.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, us Travel


The Diplomat: The strategic importance of Myanmar for India -...

The new Indian government has begun its tenure with a busy calendar of international travel.


Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Burma, Travel, Southeast Asia, Asia Travel, Manmohan Singh,

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

John Kerry stayed at US-blacklisted Myanmar hotel

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second from right, along with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, right, addresses the start of the Australia-US Ministerial Consultations talks at Admiralty House in Sydney, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Burma, World News

Mon Aug 11, 2014


The Myanmar Times: US to waive timber sanctions for one year

The United States Treasury Department granted a special one year licence beginning in late July for certain US companies to trade with Myanma Timber Enterprise and other members of the timber industry currently under sanction by the United States.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Prison, George Bush, W., Burma, World News


Mizzima News: Yangon ceremony opens Canada's first embassy in Myanmar

The opening of Canada's first embassy in Myanmar showed its commitment to closer bilateral relations, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said in Yangon on August 8. Mr Baird, Canada's ambassador to Myanmar, Mr Mark McDowall, and Myanmar's Deputy Foreign Minister U Thant Kyaw attended aribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the embassy's opening in ... (more)


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Burma, World News, Agriculture, Science

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Temple trekking in Bagan

Zipping silently down a dusty road on my electric scooter, I notice an old sandstone pagoda rising up on the left of the road.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Life, Food, Dining

The Daily Star

US won't confront China

The United States yesterday pressed its case for a freeze on hostile acts in waters contested by China and its Southeast Asian neighbours, but said it did not want to "confront" Beijing over its strategy in the region.


Related Topix: Travel, Beijing, China Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Daily Herald

Myanmar rules stack cards against Suu Kyi party

Aung San Suu Kyi's quarter-century quest to lead Myanmar is running out of time because of a legal roadblock, posing a dilemma for a party that was forged around the mystique of the Nobel Peace Prize Winner.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, The Lady, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, National League for Democracy, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Burma,


Sea row overshadows talks between China,...

Top Chinese and Southeast Asian diplomats met for talks overshadowed by maritime tensions Saturday with Beijing's increased boldness in disputed waters stirring international concern.


Related Topix: Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, Philippines Travel

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Kerry urged to take harder line on rights issues in Myanmar

Muzafar Jalil connects to his Burmese past through blurry photos of a son he never saw grow up and a granddaughter he may never meet.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, US Politics, John Kerry, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Senator Mark Kirk, Republican, Senator Marco Rubio

The Nation

John Kerry and the twist in Myanmar policy

When then-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Myanmar in 2011 the entire nation seemed to roll out the red carpet for her.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Prison, Aung San Suu Kyi, Opinion

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Sushma to visit Myanmar Aug 8-11 for ASEAN meeting

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Myanmar Aug 8-11 to attend the ASEAN-India foreign ministers meeting in the capital Nay Pyi Taw and also the East Asia Summit foreign ministers meeting, an official said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Burma, World News, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy