The Myanmar Restaurant Association is helping villagers who live near three ancient Pyu cities to develop restaurants and souvenir shops in anticipation of a rise in tourist numbers following recent international recognition of their importance.
Hounded in Thailand and persona non grata in Nay Pyi Taw, migrant-rights campaigner Andy Hall reflects on the past year.
Parliament could consider a petition by the National League for Democracy (NLD) calling for an end to the army’s veto on amending the constitution, the house speaker said last week.
One month after a local charity in Mandalay began teaching a group of poor children by the side of a major city street, authorities have stepped in and promised them free schooling.
Braving fierce currents, sceptical historians and, they believe, the watchful eye of the spirit world, a team of enthusiasts has embarked on the latest attempt to salvage the Dhammazedi Bell from the murky waters of the Yangon River.
Travellers entering Myanmar by land, sea and air are being monitored for the deadly Ebola virus after the World Health Organisation (WHO) said last week that the scale of the outbreak was “vastly underestimated”.
How fitting it would be if the latest visit to Asia, including Myanmar, by America’s top diplomat, US Secretary of State John Kerry, on behalf of America’s first African-American president, also helped push the region to move beyond stereotypes.
A new report on managing Myanmar’s extensive waterways will be issued by the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) research team in November with the help of the Dutch government.