Mandalay & Upper Myanmar The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:15:23 +0630 en-gb Skaters descend on Mandalay for comp

Skaters from all over the country will be converging on Mandalay this week to take part in Myanmar’s first skating competition.

]]> (Kyay Mohn Win) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:02:52 +0630
Myingyan farmers dispute ownership of alluvial plain Farmers in Myingyan township, Mandalay Region, are complaining that they are being forced to share their fields with landless people.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:07:22 +0630
Mandalay: Braving 21st century challenges Mandalay has been added to the list of the world’s most “resilient cities”, joining the 32 that had been named during the first round in 2013.

]]> (Stuart Alan Becker) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:28:29 +0630
‘Nothing has changed’: Land activist stages solo protest through Mandalay

A land and labour rights activist has staged a solo protest in five Mandalay townships, criticising the slow pace of the government’s reform program.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:26:00 +0630
Tree-planting ceremony honours Mandalay environmentalist

Mandalay residents have paid tribute to one of the city’s first environmental activists by planting trees to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:24:00 +0630
MCDC evicts families for road project Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) said last week that it will go ahead with plans to demolish nine homes in Chan Mya Tharsi township to make way for a road extension project, despite petitions from the people who live there.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:16:09 +0630
Former ambassador reflects on past while eyeing the future Mandalay bureau chief Stuart Alan Becker interviews Vicky Bowman about the reforms occurring in Myanmar, her affection for Mandalay and her new job promoting responsible business practices.

]]> (Stuart Alan Becker) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:09:53 +0630
Floating hotel aims for October launch

Mandalay’s first floating hotel is likely to open in time for this year’s peak tourism season, its owners say.

]]> (Kyaw Ko Ko) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:47:37 +0630
Soldiers, civilian arrested after death in Mandalay Three people, including two Tatmadaw soldiers and a Maha Aung Myay township resident, have been arrested in connection with the death of a man late on September 18.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:01:00 +0630
Mandalay to get street lights in bid to cut crime Lights powered by 80-watt LED bulbs are to be installed on some of Mandalay’s major streets in a bid to cut crime – but residents have been told to pay for some of the installation.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:54:48 +0630