The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

A reality check amid the hype

As Myanmar's scrambles to its feet to cater for an influx of visitors, there are several key challenges it will face to remain an attractive destination for tourists, writes development consultant Henrich Dahm.

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For Shan, a single word means much

“Nay Pyi Taw is so elegant – so different from my place,” said Ma Thant Su Sin.




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In Maungdaw, a fire still rages

Divisions, fear and mistrust run deep in the communities of Rohingya-majority Maungdaw, the site of a recent alleged massacre and blaze.


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Chaungtha beach blues

The white sands and alluring waters of Myanmar’s delta coast lie just a few hours’ drive from Yangon, and at first glance the landscape forms a rural idyll, a world away from the traffic-jammed urban centre and its dusty, noisy development sites.

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Myanmar's aquatic ambitions

The Lowy Interpreter's Andrew Selth on recent reports in the news media and on specialist websites stating that Myanmar is developing a submarine capability.

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New look for old hotels as rivals roll in

Yangon’s established high-end hotels expand and remodel as international firms begin to push into the under-supplied market.

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Children vulnerable to abuse in Myanmar

Poverty and lack of strong laws to protect children make them vulnerable to abuse, with parents sometimes complicit in their suffering writes Cherry Thein.

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No easy solutions to city’s housing crisis: Evicted squatters drawn to Pan Hlaing Bridge site by promises from a local politician

A number of people the authorities deem to be squatters have had their homes destroyed.

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India’s disabled on the move

For almost 40 years the Jaipur Foot Foundation has been providing India’s disabled with prosthetic legs so they can regain mobility and live normal lives.

 

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Nationalism: a barrier to integration?

Closer integration between ASEAN members was always going to be a challenge in a region as diverse as Southeast Asia, writes Sandar Lwin.

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