The Myanmar Times
Friday, 19 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

City to expand past Mandalay hill

The area north of Mandalay Hill will transition from rice paddy to housing development over the next year, as Mandalay city will expand north of the city as a planned project goes ahead.

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Not just geckos but Gordon Gekkos

It's a dream to live near your office. No running back across town to pick up missing documents, minimal concern about sleeping in at home and missing an important meeting, or, more likely in House of the Week’s case, sleeping in at the office and missing the repeat of Rocky IV playing on satellite.

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Rent hikes send people to suburbs

Thadingyunt is a traditional time to find a new home, but it’s more difficult to afford reasonable downtown lodging

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JICA rejects link between master plan and ‘new city’ expansion

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has rejected suggestions by Yangon Mayor U Hla Myint that a controversial 30,000-acre expansion project was included in the Yangon 2040 master plan, which was jointly developed by JICA and municipal authorities.

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Property values raised for taxes

Yangon's Internal Revenue Department has changed the assessment values used to charge property taxes, though the process has been criticised for lacking transparency.

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Apartment living in Yangon's trendiest enclave

Sushi, watermelon daiquiris and a fine cup of coffee are things the Yaw Min Gyi area is rapidly becoming known for.

 

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Accor opens first Novotel since Myanmar return

French international hotel firm Accor opened its first Novotel-branded hotel in Myanmar since announcing its return to the country in 2013, at the popular tourist destination of Inle Lake.


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Beat around the bush

Having  just watched Jurassic Park, House of the Week was a little hesitant when navigating the foliage out front of this week’s home. But after certifying the bushes to be free of velociraptors, we went inside to check out the impressive home.

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