The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 04 August 2015
The Myanmar Times

Feeling a little myopic at the Kachin Cultural Museum

During a recent visit to Myitkyina in Kachin State, I was invited to attend an outdoor gospel festival at which Kachin musicians performed alongside Christian singers and evangelists from Europe.

 

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Visa-free deal signed with Cambodia

Myanmar nationals can visit Cambodia for up to 14 days without a visa under a new agreement signed earlier this month.

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More to be desired in Myeik

Competition can’t come to Myanmar’s skies fast enough, writes Stuart Read, as domestic flights reach exorbitant new highs.

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Tour agency to launch airport shuttle bus

Travellers flying in or out of Yangon International Airport will be able to take a shuttle bus to and from the airport starting in August.

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ANA offers daily flights to Tokyo from September

Japan’s largest airline group, All Nippon Airways, is going to dramatically boost capacity on its Yangon-Tokyo route from the end of September by offering daily flights with more seats, its Yangon office said.

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Seeking bliss in war-torn territory

Swimming along the bottom of the saltwater pool at the Memoria Palace & Resort, I open my eyes and look at the neat blue-and-white tiles spread out before me, trying to square the pristine sight with what I’d heard a few hours earlier about the land beneath the water: It used to be chock-full of mines.

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Thai king’s tomb to become historical park

The tomb of a Thai king who died in Mandalay will be renovated and turned into an historical park.

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Travel industry slams Myanmar tourists over rubbish

Travel companies bitter over littering at Taungthaman Lake, beside the picturesque U Bein Bridge.


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Chinese tourism agents eye Myanmar

Chinese tour companies are looking for ways to attract Chinese tourists to visit Myanmar.

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Bagan zone fee rises to US$15

The Myanmar Hoteliers Association has announced tourist entrance fees in Bagan rose from US$10 to $15 from June 1.

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