Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Indonesia beginners’ guide: Bali, Lombok, Java and Flores

This vast country’s 17,000 islands would take years to explore. Here’s what to do and see in four popular destinations.

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Bored of Bagan? Sneak off to Salay

The sleepy town of Salay is just a day trip away from Bagan, but few tourists make the effort. It’s their loss.

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Golden Land Voyage: Cruising the Ayeyarwady

I admit, the notion of luxury travel in Myanmar initially troubled me. If you don’t have to use a squat toilet or eat arguably-dangerous-to-digest street food, did you really travel in the “real” Southeast Asia?

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The man who walks the earth

Meet Mark Meigo. He’s from Estonia. Let me put that another way. Mark Meigo walked here from Estonia. And he’s planning to keep walking until he gets back to Estonia.

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Undiscovered beaches, foodie adventures and prison islands: Lonely Planet's top Asia destinations

Been there, done that, got the conical hat? Lonely Planet’s Best in Asia 2016 list takes a fresh look at the world’s largest continent.

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Street art spotting in Penang

For Myanmar’s expats, Bangkok has long been the default destination for a weekend getaway, its glitzy shopping malls and ubiquitous coffee chains providing a welcome respite from the chaos of Yangon – not to mention an essential source of tahini, plus-size underwear and IKEA home wares.

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Mandalay MPs take on ‘limbo hotels’ issue

The future of Bagan’s “limbo hotels” hangs on Mandalay Region MPs. They are expected to recommend changes to a 1998 law so as to clarify the status of the hotels, some of which are still under construction. Local villagers are also complaining they have been caught in the legal crossfire.

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Trekking in the Himalayas: how to do it

Since the first successful ascent of Mount Everest more than 60 years ago, the Himalayas have become far more accessible to walkers. We round up this amazing region’s best treks, across Nepal, India, Pakistan, Tibet and Myanmar.

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Community-based tourism coming to Chin State

The least developed state in Myanmar, Chin State, is implementing community-based tourism (CBT) in Kanpetlet township.

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Travel agencies leaving Myanmar ‘tourists’ overseas to be punished

Travel agencies will face blacklisting if they allow any of their customers to stay behind overseas when their vacation is over, the government has warned. U Myo Win Nyunt, director of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, told The Myanmar Times last week that it will take legal action against tour companies that facilitate the travel of illegal workers overseas.

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