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Suu Kyi Tourism on the Burma Itinerary

Western tourists check out t-shirts bearing the image of Aung San Suu Kyi at a stall outside the NLD headquarters in Rangoon (PHOTO: Hpyo Wai Tha / The Irrawaddy) RANGOON—If you are currently visiting Rangoon, perhaps it’s an idea to leave your guide book behind...

Surin satisfied with Myanmar ASEAN chair prep

ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan (L) and Aung San Suu Kyi speak to the media in Yangon on February 22. Pic: AFP By Kyaw Hsu Mon Volume 31, No. 616 February 27 – March 4, 2012 THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations was satisfied with the preparations...

Medical tourism in the pink of health

Medical tourism in Malaysia hit record levels in 2011 and is on track to achieve yet another year of healthy numbers in 2012. Receipts from foreign patients spending on medical treatment in Malaysia 2011 stood at RM509.77 million, while foreign patients count was...