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Mandalay-Bagan-Yandabo Day Cruise

Mandalay-Bagan-Yandabo Day Cruise trip which runs every Tuesday and lasts twelve hours is described for audiences who enjoy cruise trip. Detail information of the trip is to give informa­tion of visitors at Gawwane Jetty, Mandalay at 6am and the cruise trip will start...

Myanmar enjoys upswing in golf tourism

Oliver Slow, Yangon, 2015 MORE golfers are teeing off on Myanmar’s greens as the country continues to report strong growth in tourism. “Since the country began opening up, we have seen a great increase in golf tourism. I’d say 15 per cent a...

ASEAN delegation visits new Dingli plant

Chinese aerial lift manufac­turer Dingli has moved into its new production plant this week and at the same time hosted visit from an ASEAN – the Association of South East Asian Nations- commer­cial delegation with repre­sentatives from China, the Philippines,...

The Myanmar Habit of Being a Vegetarian

Since olden days the Myanmar Buddhists have kept the stricter observance of five precepts. They haven’t dare to take dead animals as food by killing them. They didn’t want to eat (meat) the fresh of animals killed by other people. When they accidentally...

Mandalay (1892) Rudyard Kipling

By the old Moulmein Pagoda, looldn’lazy at the sea, There’s a Burma girl a-settin’, and I know she thinks Wme; For the wind is in the palm-trees, and the temple-bells they say; “Come you back, you British Soldier; come you back to...

VJ Day: Veterans at 70th anniversary commemorations

Veterans of World War Two have taken part in events to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, when Japan surrendered and the war ended. A memorial event was held at Horse Guards Parade, attended by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. And the Queen and Duke of...

Traffic pass new Insein Railway Overbridge

New Insein Railway overbridge costing Ks 5.8 billion, was open to traffic on 17th August. “Traffic congestion will decrease as vehicles can drive on the bridge. It also has sidewalk”, said a responsible person of Myanmar Railway. The new bridge was jointly...

Hledan foot bridge to open in September

To ease traffic congestion, footbridges are constructed in over-crowded places inYangon. The present Hledan footbridge construction is nearly 70% completed and, the bridge will be in use in September, per source of Engineering Department (Road and Bridge) ofYCDC,. The...

Kokine Overbridge to complete in March – 2016

Preparations are underway for the construction of 4 -way Kokine over bridge at the junction of Kaba Aye Pagoda Road and University Avenue Road at Yankin Township to finish in March, 2016. The first land survey has already finished and now it is second time for more...

Violators of Commercial Tax Law to be Fined

If hotel and guesthouse entrepreneurs and restaurateurs who fail to produce payment receipts or producing the receipts without sticking duly paid tax- stamps to the custom­ers in compliance of commercial tax law will be fined, announced by the Internal Revenue...

MNA’s second ATR 72-600 arriving in December

Among six ATR 72-600 planes purchased by Myanmar National Airlines from ATR France Company, the first one landed in the morning of 8 August, 2015 and the second one will be arriving in December, per source of MNA. It left Paris, France at 8:00 am (local time) on 5...

Early English Missionary Schools in Myanmar

MAUNG KHINE ZAW          Dear Readers, please note that since 1995 the old English spellings and pronunciations of some geographical names in Myanmar had been offi­cially changed to comply with Myanmar dialect.          In this article old names “Ava”...