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  1. BANGKOK/YANGON: Poor aviation infrastructure hinders Myanmar's aviation potentialRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Asia News Network

    Slow improvement in aviation infrastructure remains the biggest hurdle that Myanmar must overcome if it is to cash in on the Asean Open Skies or even pursue its dream to become an aviation hub in Asia. At the Myanmar Civil Aviation Development Conference in March 2014, Transport Minister Nyan Htun Aung announced Myanmar's vision "that aims at making Myanmar the major logistics hub in Asia".

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  2. Round-the-world solar plane leaves Myanmar for ChinaRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    The Solar Impulse , the solar-powered aircraft on a mission to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, left Mandalay in Myanmar for China on Sunday on the fifth leg of its journey. The aircraft, piloted by the Swiss project chairman Bertrand Piccard, left Mandalay at 3.36 a.m. on Sunday, and is heading for Chongqing in China, according to a BBC report.

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  3. Best Western in the right places at the right timeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    The first Vib hotel, a "tech-centric urban boutique concept", is expected to open in Seoul in 2017. Photo: Best Western International From the new urban-chic Vib hotel in Seoul to its new strategic partnership with the worldwide booking site Agoda.com, Best Western International has signalled a strong commitment to expanding its footprint in Asia.

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  4. Overseas Singaporeans, neighbours pay tribute to Mr Lee Kuan YewRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Straits Times

    Staff in Singapore's embassies across Asia wore black armbands and lowered the national flag to half mast in a mark of respect for the passing of Lee Kuan Yew early on Monday. At Singapore's Embassy in Bangkok, former Thai prime minister Anand Panyarachun, who knew Lee Kuan Yew well and had great respect for him, was among the first to arrive to sign the condolence book - which every Embassy opened for Singaporean expatriates and the public.

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  5. Solar-Powered Plane Lands In Myanmar On Latest LegRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Manufacturing.net

    A solar-powered plane landed in Myanmar on Thursday night, the latest leg of a round-the-world trip aimed at highlighting clean energy. Dozens of trees had to be cleared ahead of the Solar Impulse 2's arrival at the Mandalay International Airport for its giant mobile hangar and exhibition tent, said Taik Aung, the country's director of air navigation and safety division.

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  6. Experience the Magic of Inle Lake, Myanmar, at Villa Inle Resort and SpaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Examiner.com

    This lake, 4000 feet above sea level, provides a microcosm of all of the delights you wish to experience in Myanmar without the hassle of traveling from village to village. Although accommodations are plentiful in the surrounding areas, the best location is to be lakeside.

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  7. Discover Myanmar on the Irrawaddy Explorer with Haimark TravelRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Examiner.com

    You will start your nine-night "Treasures of Golden Myanmar" itinerary Haimark Cruise in Yangon or Mandalay. Your guide for the journey will greet you and accompany you to "your home on the river."

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  8. Myanmar: Plain of golden spiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | The New Zealand Herald

    It's reckoned more than 4000 Buddhist temples were erected in a 230-year building frenzy on the plains of Bagan from the early 11th century. Brick, stone and wooden stupas - humble and ostentatious - arose at an average of one every two weeks, creating loads of work for local tradies, and transforming the human landscape of dusty lands bordering the fertile river valley of the Irrawaddy.

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  9. 'Too few trickle-down benefits' in SEZ plansRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 22 | The Nation

    This is the third in a series on special economic zones, which the government is promoting for deepening economic integration in the Asean Economic Community and border development, The Nation's Wiraj Sripong reports. THE special economic zones in border provinces, as heavily driven by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha's government, would not fully trickle down benefits to local industries - and to small and medium-sized enterprises , in particular - according to the business community in one of the selected areas.

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  10. Myanmar: The best of MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | The New Zealand Herald

    The kinetic change of fascinating Yangon, the staggering spectacles of Inle Lake and Bagan, and the warmth and gentle grace of the Burmese people all make Myanmar the next essential Southeast Asian destination for savvy travellers. Formerly the British imperial capital of Rangoon, Yangon is emerging from Myanmar's decades of isolation with energy and verve amid poignant echoes of the past.

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  11. Solar Impulse 2 Safely On The Ground In MyanmarRead the original story

    Friday Mar 20 | Aero-News Network

    Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard safely landed Thursday at 7:51 pm local time Myanmar at the Mandalay International Airport with Solar Impulse 2 as it continues its journey around the world powered only by the sun. The solar aircraft departed Varanasi at 5:22 am local time India .

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  12. The ghost cities with no peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | NEWS.com.au

    THEY are the big cities and towns filled with museums, huge buildings and even mega highways. The only thing they are missing is people.

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  13. Couple eats way through 20 countriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | CNN

    "Hands down our favorite Chinese dumpling," say Funnelogy founders Gabriella Zanzanaini and Nicolas Petit. "Usually filled with minced pork and leeks or mushroom, the sight of a tower of bamboo steamers is enough to pull us running toward it."

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  14. Huge solar plane lands in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | HeraldNet

    A solar-powered plane landed in Myanmar on Thursday night, the latest leg of a round-the-world trip aimed at highlighting clean energy. Dozens of trees had to be cleared ahead of the Solar Impulse 2's arrival at the Mandalay International Airport for its giant mobile hangar and exhibition tent, said Taik Aung, the country's director of air navigation and safety division.

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  15. Solar-powered plane lands in Myanmar on 3rd leg of journeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | KNDU

    The solar powered aircraft is Wednesday headed to the northern Indian city of Varanasi on the third leg of its' historic round-the-w... . Swiss pilots and founders of Solar Impulse 2 Andre Boschberg, left and Bertrand Piccard pose for media before the Solar Impulse-2 took off from Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

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  16. Solar Impulse 2 reaches MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Times of India

    The Si2 project has already set plenty of world records, including the greatest distance covered in a single solar-powered flight. MANDALAY: The Solar Impulse 2 , a solar-powered aircraft on a mission to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, has landed here on Thursday, completing the fourth leg of its historic flight, according to media reports.

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  17. Solar Impulse flies over BangladeshRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Daily Star

    The world's only solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse-2 was flying over Chittagong Hill tracts in Bangladesh on its way to Myanmar this afternoon, sources at the Swiss Embassy said. The Si2 entered Bangladesh air space around 1:30pm and crossed over Bangladesh around 3:00pm on its way to Mandalay in Myanmar after taking off from Varanasi in the morning.

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  18. Burma: Challenge yourself with a mountain trek or let a truck do the hard workRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Independent

    From overlanding trips to meeting the nomadic Moken tribe, now is the time to plan a visit, writes Sarah Baxter Sarah Baxter is part-time Associate Editor of Wanderlust travel magazine and a part-time freelance travel journalist and editor. She has written many features for The Independent, as well as for other newspapers, magazines, blogs and books.

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  19. Up the Irrawaddy: glamour and grit on a Myanmar river cruiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Miami Herald

    The driver swerved around pedestrians, motorbikes and mules as our hired SUV sped through Mandalay on a hot July day. Riding in the back seat, I gripped the headrest in front of me and hung on for dear life.

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  20. Solar Impulse Attempts to 'Achieve the Impossible' by...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | AccuWeather.com

    Last week, Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and AndrA Borschberg, from Solar Impulse 2 , launched their attempt to become the first explorers to "circumnavigate the world using only the sun's energy, demonstrating the power of clean technology," United Arab Emirates Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, said. The plane took off from Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, on March 9 and completed its first leg of the journey by landing in Muscat, Oman.

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