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  1. Burmese Firm Picks Puma Energy as Jet Fuel Distribution PartnerRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Burma's state-owned Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise has chosen Puma Energy Group from a shortlist of four firms as its partner to distribute jet fuel, as demand rises from new airports and a boom in tourist arrivals. MPPE is the sole distributor of jet fuel in the Southeast Asian country, providing 28 million gallons of fuel at 11 airports.

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  2. Riding Thailand's WWII Death RailwayRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | TheDailyBeast.com

    At the Kanchanaburi train station each morning, the same ritual unfolds. A woman in a smart uniform scribbles out tickets for a growing line of tourists eager to take a trip on the old-fashioned train.

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  3. Myanmar firm picks Puma Energy as jet fuel distribution partnerRead the original story

    Friday | Reuters

    Myanmar's state-owned Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise has chosen Puma Energy Group from a shortlist of four firms as its partner to distribute jet fuel, as demand rises from new airports and a boom in tourist arrivals. MPPE is the sole distributor of jet fuel in the Southeast Asian country, providing 28 million gallons of fuel at 11 airports.

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  4. Applicants Bemoan Waiting Times After Thai Embassy Changes Visa ProcessingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Thai Embassy in Rangoon said it has lifted restrictions on the number of visa applications it processes daily in an effort to grant more Burmese citizens access to the neighboring country. The new system however, has had unintended negative consequences, some of the applicants said, as waiting times have sharply increased, creating long lines outside the embassy and annoyance among those queuing up.

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  5. Mizzima News: Tourists to top 3 million by end of 2014 - Thiha Ko KoRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Burmanet

    Tourist arrivals in Myanmar are certain to exceed the expected number of over 3 million with over 100,000 more arrivals in the first week of December alone, according to a press release by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on December 17. Based on the rate of tourist arrivals up until today, the country is expected to score 3 million tourist visits by the end of 2014, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Htay Aung told Mizzima. Since the country began opening up in 2011, tourist and business arrivals have increased.

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  6. Govt Message - Contradictory' on Return of Exiles: ActivistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Former Burmese exile Aung Myo Min, middle, and current exile Khin Ohmar, left, at a press conference in Rangoon on Thursday. RANGOON - Human rights and political activists in Burma have accused the government of failing to make good on its promise to welcome the return of Burmese exiles, saying "the government's words and actions are contradictory."

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  7. Racing to save Myanmar's architectural pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | The Chronicle Herald

    The once-grand colonial building of marble floors and iron fretwork, an elegant outpost of Britain's trading empire, is now a wreck. Moss encrusts the walls, rainwater drips down rusted steel beams, flimsy lights glow yellow in dark interiors.

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  8. Loikawa s Quiet AllureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The sights I passed on the road into Loikaw, the capital of Kayah State, included gorgeous views of rice paddies and teak fields, then Christian churches, military bases, mountaintop pagodas and the lovely Moebye Lake, twice the size of the more famous Inle Lake to the north. It quickly became obvious why some effort had gone into removing the need for permits to visit Loikaw.

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  9. Myanmar national carrier in name change rebrandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Myanma Airways, the state controlled airline for the last 66 years, has changed its name in a rebranding exercise to Myanmar National Airlines . Myanma Airways has changed its name in a rebranding exercise to Myanmar National Airlines .

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  10. Most popular river cruise destinations for 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | USA Today

    Most popular river cruise destinations for 2015 The most popular river cruise route in 2015 is a Dutch waterways voyage from Amsterdam. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1AbYDyw The most popular river cruise route in 2015 is a Dutch waterways voyage from Amsterdam.

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  11. Welcome to Bagan, the most Zen place on earthRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | New York Post

    On the banks of the Irrawaddy River, several hundred miles north of Yangon in Myanmar, lies Bagan - a once secret and all-but-abandoned city, dedicated to Buddha. Covering an area of 40 miles are endless temples and stupas in varying degrees of disarray and decay.

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  12. Travel agency reports Amsterdam, Myanmar hot in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | USA Today

    Travel agency reports Amsterdam, Myanmar hot in 2015 The most popular river cruise route in 2015 is a Dutch waterways voyage from Amsterdam. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1AbYDyw The most popular river cruise route in 2015 is a Dutch waterways voyage from Amsterdam.

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  13. Mizzima News: Economic downturn -Yola VerbruggenRead the original story

    Monday Dec 8 | Burmanet

    Under the cover of darkness, fishing boats meet at sea off the Rakhine coast. Muslim fishermen, no longer allowed to enter the market in downtown Sittwe, the state capital, sell their day's catch to Rakhine Buddhist buyers.

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    Monday Dec 8 | The Washington Post

    The White House sent the Washington Post a bill this month for $89,000. That, it says, is how much it cost for our reporter, David Nakamura , to get a seat on the Delta-operated 777 that flew the media from D.C. to China, then on to Myanmar and Australia before returning back to Washington.

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  15. Visa-on-arrival launch on cards for touristsRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 7 | The Telegraph

    Dedicated counters offering tourist visa-on-arrival facility at the Gaya international airport is set to make things smoother for pilgrims and tourists visiting Bodhgaya from several countries shortly. Two personnel from Thailand have already been posted in Bodhgaya though the visa-on-arrival facility is yet to be made available here.

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  16. Bangkok Bank boosts offshore focus, plansRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 7 | The Nation

    The other two - located in Pakse in Laos, and in the former Myanmar capital Yangon - are expected to open in the second half of next year. Chaiyarit said the upcoming Asean Economic Community would bring more opportunities for Thai businesses and multinational companies, which form the bank's strong customer base.

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  17. Natural Habitat Adventures Launches First Nature-Focused Tour in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Travel World News

    Natural Habitat Adventures is debuting a brand-new trip, Exploring Nature & Spirit in Myanmar & Thailand, in 2015. This 13-day active journey showcases the little-explored wild side of Myanmar along with the biodiversity of the world's oldest rainforest, Thailand's Khao Sok National Park.

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  18. Mizzima News: France to give 100 million euro development aid in 2015 - Tin Zar AungRead the original story

    Friday Dec 5 | Burmanet

    France is committed to providing 100 million euro in aid for Myanmar's rural development, environmental conservation, health, culture and education, according to Mrs Annick Girardin, France's Minister of State for Development and Francophony. Mrs Giradin was speaking to the media at the French embassy in Yangon on December 4 during her official visit to Myanmar.

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  19. Experience Myanmar with an 11-Day Highlight Package from Far & HighRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Travel World News

    A journey to Myanmar is a trip back in time. Myanmar is the country with authentic Buddhist religion, culture and traditions, friendliest people and beautiful temples, monasteries and nature.

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  20. ~ river vendors ~Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | TrekEarth

    A different perspective on life.... This was taken from the upper deck of a ferry boat moored at a small pier - village in Myinyan during a brief stop on a twelve hour downstream journey on the Irrawaddy river from Mandalay to Nyaung U, a totally local experience requiring time, patience and a bit of roughing it. It was an interesting sight with crowds of people waiting along the shoreline to load and unload goods from the boat with passengers came and went.

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