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by Burmacuda
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trash Hero Myanmar
Replies: 0
Views: 1234

Trash Hero Myanmar

Started in Koh Lipe, Thailand, the Trash Hero movement is gaining momentum across Asia and now has a chapter in Myanmar. Want to help reduce plastic, improve the environment and clean up Burma a little? Join the movement and become a Hero!

https://www.facebook.com/trashheromyanmar/
by Burmacuda
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet Cafe in Yangon
Replies: 2
Views: 1907

Re: Internet Cafe in Yangon

I always go to the Gecko Bar on Merchant Road, nice colonial deco and pretty good internet.
by Burmacuda
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Business and Commerce
Topic: Burma can overtake Singapore in 20 years
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

Re: Burma can overtake Singapore in 20 years

Only if the junta can stop the cronyism and corruption and give foreign investors a level playing field (not selling out to the Chinese).

In other words unlikely, maybe 50 years,
by Burmacuda
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone I am considering coming to Myanmar for work
Replies: 4
Views: 15154

Re: Hello everyone I am considering coming to Myanmar for work

Most of expats I know works for NGOs. Yes you can teach but there are few schools that can afford foreign teachers and those that do demand good qualifications. At the moment Cambodia is a lot easier and more welcoming to foreign workers, Burma has a long way to go. Banking and money is easy, there ...
by Burmacuda
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Burma stops tourists scaling prized pagodas
Replies: 2
Views: 1873

Re: Burma stops tourists scaling prized pagodas

That will be the Chinese then.

Maybe I will be one of the last to get a shot like this (sunset from the top of Buledi):
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by Burmacuda
Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Business and Commerce
Topic: Beach Property For Sale in Dawei
Replies: 1
Views: 1984

Re: Beach Property For Sale in Dawei

I think foreigners can get a 50 year lease on land in Burma (which is better than Thailand's 30 years).

Sands are ever shifting though so would highly recommend a good real estate lawyer so you know where you stand.
by Burmacuda
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Gaming Laptop is Best in Myanmar
Replies: 4
Views: 2897

Re: What Gaming Laptop is Best in Myanmar

You shouldn't really look at 'brand' when deciding on a computer - it is whats inside that counts. For gaming you'll need a decent graphics card and lots of RAM, a top end CPU such as i7 will also help. I have no idea on availability and prices in Burma though, Thailand next door has thousands of co...
by Burmacuda
Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: Report: Billions lost in corruption
Replies: 2
Views: 3133

Re: Report: Billions lost in corruption

The sad thing is that it looks like neighbouring Thailand is following suit, the military junta there are meddling in things to keep them in power longer. Burma may well be a democratic country before Thailand is!
by Burmacuda
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Photo trip report (Sept 2014): Inle Lake
Replies: 10
Views: 10530

Re: Photo trip report (Sept 2014): Inle Lake

Here is an article on the street food around Inle: http://www.dvb.no/news/discovering-inle ... food/54904

Loved the 'Som Tam Tea' myself!