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by Admin
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: Dutch tourist faces jail time for insulting religion
Replies: 0
Views: 1566

Dutch tourist faces jail time for insulting religion

A court in Mandalay’s Maha Aung Myay Township accepted a case against a Dutch tourist for violating visa regulations and insulting religion after he disrupted a Buddhist ritual last week. The township’s immigration department and the leader of the Buddhist group that performed the ritual filed the c...
by Admin
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Overland borders to Myanmar open to e-visa travellers
Replies: 0
Views: 1645

Overland borders to Myanmar open to e-visa travellers

Burma’s Ministry of Immigration yesterday announced that three border checkpoints are now open to foreigners entering from Thailand with e-visas. “We are pleased to announce that starting from 1 September 2016, e-visas can be used to enter Myanmar [Burma] from the following three land border checkpo...
by Admin
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Money transfer help!
Replies: 1
Views: 2404

Re: Money transfer help!

You may want to try one of the 5* hotels, they can charge the card for a "bill" and give you the cash.
by Admin
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: Myanmar races ahead as Thailand back-pedals
Replies: 0
Views: 2609

Myanmar races ahead as Thailand back-pedals

All eyes have been on Myanmar this week as it finally voted a new president, Htin Kyaw, into office, in so doing becoming the latest debutante into the democratic club. A close aide (for many he is a proxy) of democracy icon Aug San Suu Kyi, who is blocked from taking up the role due to constitution...
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Business and Commerce
Topic: Myanmar grants operating licenses to four more Asian banks
Replies: 0
Views: 2700

Myanmar grants operating licenses to four more Asian banks

Myanmar has granted operating licenses to four Asian banks, bringing to 13 the number of foreign banks allowed to conduct business in the previously isolated country. Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, State Bank of India, Taiwan's Sun Commercial Bank and South Korea's Shinhan Bank were...
by Admin
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Dawei-Kawthaung ferry suspended as roads improve
Replies: 0
Views: 2687

Dawei-Kawthaung ferry suspended as roads improve

Express ferry services between two major towns in Tanintharyi region in Myanmar have been forced to close as the region’s road network improves, rendering the service unnecessary, according to local operators. The boats made their last journey in January after operating for nearly two decades, the M...
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Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Burma stops tourists scaling prized pagodas
Replies: 2
Views: 1873

Re: Burma stops tourists scaling prized pagodas

Myanmar backpedals on temple-climbing ban Myanmar has backpedalled on a ban on climbing temples at the tourist hot spot of Bagan, following fears visitors would no longer be able to enjoy the ancient capital's famed sunsets. The Ministry of Culture on Monday barred visitors from clambering over the...
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Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Industrious Myeik: Gateway to an island paradise
Replies: 0
Views: 2306

Industrious Myeik: Gateway to an island paradise

Long neglected under the military regime, Myeik seduces the first tourists to find their way here. Between the picturesque islands of Pahtaw and Pahtete, opposite the seafront of Myeik, there is a soft-shell crab farm. Its products can be enjoyed at nearby Yadanaoo restaurant, along with a wide vari...
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Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Overland in Myanmar, and the lack thereof
Replies: 0
Views: 2259

Overland in Myanmar, and the lack thereof

Few places in the world conjure up such images of the exotic as Myanmar. Before we started looking into the possibility of travelling to such (for us) mysterious lands, most of what I knew about this stunning and unique country was that my grandfather had once flown over it in a Spitfire. He had tol...
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Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Business and Commerce
Topic: Fourth Telecoms Operator to Be Revealed This Month
Replies: 0
Views: 3023

Fourth Telecoms Operator to Be Revealed This Month

Burma’s fourth telecoms operator will finally be revealed in February, a ministry official told The Irrawaddy on Monday, after months of delays following a hotly contested bid for the final permit. “We will choose the foreign partner from seven applicants. I can say now that we’re finalizing the pro...