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  1. Vietnam's Phu Quoc named among top honeymoon placesRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

    British popular travel site Rough Guides has named Vietnam's biggest island Phu Quoc among the world's best honeymoon destinations. The top-20 list describes the country's southern island as one of the most appealing honeymoon islands among abundant candidates in Asia.

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  2. Top travel photos of the weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Stuff.co.nz

    Due to a number of media clips of badly behaved tourists going viral on Thai social media over the past few weeks, the Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association had an urgent meeting to try to find solutions for the problem. A tourist poses for a picture at Wat Doi Suthep, the temple where another tourist kicked a holy bell causing a furor on Thai social media.

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  3. Myanmar Times: Kokang needs a political solution - Sithu Aung MyintRead the original story

    Thursday | Burmanet

    Fighting between government forces and the army of Pheung Kya-shin - known as the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army - has resumed in the Kokang region of Shan State for the first time in more than five years. The Kokang region traces its roots to the anti-Chinese riots that broke out in June 1967 under General Ne Win.

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  4. The Irrawaddy: Lawmakers push for betel nut awareness campaign - Nobel ZawRead the original story

    Thursday | Burmanet

    Burma's Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday chewed over a proposal about how to reduce the consumption of betel nut, a mild street-side stimulant known for leaving a blood-red trail on the lips of users and the sidewalks they travel. Parliamentarian Phone Myint Aung said the habit should be reined in because of health risks and cosmetic damage to streets and vehicles, arguing that many users are still unaware of effects of the product.

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  5. Myanmar's largest international airport to open in 2020Read the original story

    Wednesday | Newkerala.com

    According to the Department of Civil Aviation, Myanmar is seeking $700 million loan with low interest rate from Japan for the Hanthawaddy International Airport project in Bago region, Xinhua reported. The $1.4-billion project will be built on 3,645 hectares of land where the Japanese army built an airport during the second World War.

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  6. Myanmar's largest int'l airport re-scheduled to open in 2020Read the original story

    Wednesday | Xinhuanet

    Myanmar's largest international airport project, the Hanthawaddy, will be put into service in 2020, one year later than targeted due to delay in the implementation process, official media reported on Thursday. Myanmar is seeking 700 million U.S. dollars' Official Development Assistance loan with low interest rate from Japan for the Hanthawaddy International Airport project in Bago region.

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  7. A girl wraps betel nuts in a shop in Naypyidaw.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Burma's Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday chewed over a proposal about how to reduce the consumption of betel nut, a mild street-side stimulant known for leaving a blood-red trail on the lips of users and the sidewalks they travel. Parliamentarian Phone Myint Aung said the habit should be reined in because of health risks and cosmetic damage to streets and vehicles, arguing that many users are still unaware of effects of the product.

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  8. SEOUL: Korean firm pushes for Myanmar's first cable car projectRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | Asia News Network

    A Korean company is helping develop infrastructure for the rising tourism industry on Myanmar as it plans to build and operate the first cable car in Mount Kyaiktiyo in Mon State next year. "The cable car will give easier access to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, better known as the golden rock, located at the summit of the 1,100-metre high mountain,'' Sky Asia CEO Yoo Sun-ha said in a recent interview with The Korea Herald .

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  9. Wish You Were Here: Vacation tips from fellow travelersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Times-Standard

    MYANMAR: This fall, Martinez resident Stephen Lao returned to Myanmar, where he was born, to visit family. The highlight of his trip was a hot-air balloon ride over the ancient kingdom of Bagan, which dates back to the ninth century.

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  10. Survey finds international brands a big hit with upwardly mobile middle classin MyanmarRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | The Nation

    THE expanding middle-income bracket in Myanmar's three major cities, Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, means there is great potential for international brands, a new survey has found. The study by US-based Environsell Thailand, which aims to forecast consumer trends in 2015, has found that the number of middle-income earners in the country is growing and they are more open and eager to try new things.

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  11. Sky Asia pushes for Myanmar's first ca...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Korea Herald

    A Korean company is helping develop infrastructure for the rising tourism industry on Myanmar as it plans to build and operate the first cable car in Mount Kyaiktiyo in Mon State next year. "The cable car will give easier access to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, better known as the golden rock, located at the summit of the 1,100-meter high mountain,'' Sky Asia CEO Yoo Sun-ha said in a recent interview with The Korea Herald.

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  12. Thaksin seen in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Bangkok Post

    There has been an apparent sighting of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Myanmar, a merit-making trip he said. People's Power Party, said he got the pictures from a friend who is a businessman who went to Myanmar to to see Thaksin at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon on February 5. Mr Surachet said the friend introduced himself to Thaksin as his .

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  13. Take me to the River - in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Boston.com

    A forest of pointed spires rises above the scrub treetops stretching across the pancake-flat plain on the eastern banks of the river. This is my first glimpse of Bagan, an unparalleled collection of temples, pagodas, shrines, and monasteries.

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  14. 'Burmese Days'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | The Daily Star

    There was a time when stylishly penned travelogues enjoyed immense popularity. These were not just descriptive accounts of places and events, but skillfully crafted chronicles of the author's experiences and impressions.

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  15. Amay's House: A fragrant and rare Myanmarese findRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Globe and Mail

    Aung San Suu Kyi stares down serenely from a framed portrait hung on a neon-tangerine wall. Her placid image, a cherished fixture in most Myanmarese homes and restaurants, doesn't help calm our mounting impatience.

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  16. Wish You Were Here: Vacation tips from fellow travelersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | The Daily Democrat

    MYANMAR: This fall, Martinez resident Stephen Lao returned to Myanmar, where he was born, to visit family. The highlight of his trip was a hot-air balloon ride over the ancient kingdom of Bagan, which dates back to the ninth century.

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  17. New Zealand appoints new Ambassador to Eth...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Walta Information Centre

    Addis Ababa, 20 February 2015 - New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as New Zealand's new Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union. "Addis Ababa is the home of the African Union, and is a base for engaging with all the states of Africa.

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  18. New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AURead the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | Scoop

    Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as New Zealand's new Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union. "Addis Ababa is the home of the African Union, and is a base for engaging with all the states of Africa.

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  19. The Irrawaddy: Observers weigh FDI impact of ongoing ethnic conflict - Kyaw Hsu MonRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Burmanet

    Recent conflicts between the government and armed ethnic rebels in Burma are not expected to have an impact on foreign investment inflows over the next year, economic observers told The Irrawaddy this week, though broader turmoil could presage a negative long-term outlook. On a visit to promote British investment in the Southeast Asian nation, City of London Alderman Alan Yarrow told The Irrawaddy in Rangoon that he did not think ongoing clashes in Burma's northeast would impact foreign direct investment in the country.

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  20. 10 tips to avoid blowing your travel budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    You see it on their faces - the grimace while checking their account balance at an ATM, the wince when handing over cash for accommodation or activities, or the look of despair when their bill from dinner is more than they anticipated. Money sucks.

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