Prized since colonial times as a resort of great natural beauty and fine weather, Pyin Oo Lwin is still a great place for a family holiday or for an adventurous single. The mountain city, located 3538 feet above sea level, attracts holidaymakers back year after year.
Ronnie and Thida live in an old colonial building on 491-501 Merchant Street.“This was a dangerous building,” he says of his home. “Water always leaked from the roof, so it was difficult living here. Our room was constantly wet. The stairs were very rotten and slippery.”
Famous actor and philanthropist Kyaw Thu has made a comeback in the detective film Professor Dr Sake Phwar after being forced to take an eight-year break from acting by the former military-led government.
Ray Cook, a New Zealand native, outlines his pan-Eurasian road trip casually. “I’ve driven from Singapore to Malaysia to Thailand to Cambodia to Vietnam to Laos and now Myanmar,” he says, ticking most of the region off a mental checklist.