Thousands of Myanmar Catholics marked 500 years of the church’s presence inside the country in a lively celebration at a Yangon cathedral held four years late because of religious restrictions under the former military government.
Most bus lines in Yangon confirmed last week that they would consider running women-only bus lines in Yangon during the morning and evening rush hours. But there’s a catch – the tickets may end up costing more.
Restoration efforts are ongoing on the centrepiece building of a major development project in Yangon backed by business tycoon Serge Pun, despite continued difficulties in securing a critical lease extension for the mixed-use property.
Restoration work is never straightforward but the former Burma Railways headquarters poses particular challenges for those hoping to turn it into a luxury hotel in the coming years.
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.