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Have you ever wondered why Thingyan, also known as Burmese New Year or Water Festival, starts on April 13 every year? A recent article by Myanmar News Market explains that the date has to do with the discrepancy between the lunar and solar qualities of the traditional Burmese calendar.
Yangon residents felt a slight earthquake of 4.2 magnitude scale on April 18. The quake hit Yangon centering about 35 miles east-southeast of Pyapon latitude 16.20°N, longitude 96.19°E, depth 10 kilometers about 46 miles south of Kaba Aye seismological on April 18, announced Department of ...

England championship club Leeds United will visit Myanmar to play two friendly matches in Yangon and Mandalay next month. ... The visiting team will play against MNL All Stars team at the Thuwunna stadium in Yangon on May 9 and the Myanmar national team on May 11 at Mandalar Thiri stadium in ...
By Myo Pa Pa San 19 April 2018. YANGON — More than 6,000 Yangon residents have submitted applications to purchase 1,000-plus low-cost apartments put up for sale by the Yangon regional government, according to the government Public Housing Sale Committee. “Over 20,000 people bought application forms, but ...
YANGON, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's Yangon region has attracted about 60 percent of total investments from both home and abroad in the fiscal year 2017-2018, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Friday. During the period, the region attracted 54 million U.S. dollars' foreign investment ...
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck Yangon on Wednesday, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology. ... In Yangon, some of the people in several townships felt the earthquake, such as in Kyeemyindaing township, Thaketa township, Insein, Shwe Pyi Thar, Hlaing Tharyar, North Dagon, ...

The project will include construction of a jetty, storage tanks, loading and unloading facilities and a gas-filing plant. It will involve an initial investment of $60 million and be developed across 32 acres of privately-owned land near Bogyoke Village, which is in Thalyin township, Yangon. The permitted duration ...
By Wei Yan Aung 3 April 2018. Lethwei Fight | April 8. Boxers from Myanmar, Thailand, China and elsewhere will face off in the ring, with the main event between Myanmar's Soe Lin Oo and Thailand's Payak Samui. April 8, 2 p.m. Theinbyu Stadium. Ticket information here. Ni Ni Khin Zaw: Retro REDVolution Show 2018 ...
On March 31, the regional government launched the New Yangon Development Company (NYDC). NYDC was incorporated under the Special Companies Act and 100pc owned by the regional government. Infrastructure works related to Phase 1 are expected to amount to a sum in excess of US$1.5 billion.
The development comes after the new Yangon taxation law was submitted to the regional parliament on March 21 with updates to 38 existing regulations, including the collection of wheel tax. Before the changes, Yangon had been collecting the various taxes based on 1997 legislation, which is now ...
Safety in Yangon has been an increasingly discussed issue in recent months. Many Yangonites – men and women – report regular cases of harassment, both verbal and physical, when travelling around the city by public transport. Sexual assault of women is rife on the city's buses and because of this many ...
This includes the new township of Kyee Myin Daing at the west of Yangon River. “It will be good to develop the western side of the river as Yangon city is still small. The city needs to expand beyond its current boundaries or the congestion will get worse,” said U Ye Lin, executive committee member of the ...
The other concern is whether the high-rise development will obstruct views of the Shwedagon Pagoda, as the area is actually located on Yangon's second highest point after Shwedagon Pagoda. Locals are also concerned of the potential damage that could be done to nearby heritage sites. These include ...
A long-stalled Yangon “new city” development project is moving forward again, with a development company involving Mr Serge Pun and former Singaporean foreign minister Mr George Yeo set to relaunch the project later this month. Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein will deliver opening remarks at ...
Back in October, we first summarized Yangon's placement in the Safe Cities Index 2017 with an article titled “Yangon ranked second most unsafe city in the world.” We received a lot of frustrated feedback from readers who live in or have visited Yangon, most of whom professed they have never personally ...
March 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Tea Factory, Kan Yeik Tha Street, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road. Free Admission. Exo Festival Night Market | March 16-18. This night market showcases Korean, Thai, and Myanmar foods, fashion, accessories, entertainment and more. March 16-18, 1 p.m. till late night. People's ...
U Aung Myint Maw said the incineration facility has a temperature of 900-1300 Celsius and could safely dispose of highly hazardous hospital waste. Hospitals in Yangon city produce two tonnes of hazardous waste, which needs to be incinerated and 0.75 tonnes of waste that can be buried, the YCDC said.

U Phyo Min Thein added that Yangon will work closely with the MFF to raise quality and efficiency standards at the new breeding zones, enabling farmers to earn more. The Yangon government will also work to improve transport and access to the new breeding zones to facilitate exports. Currently, there ...
YANGON — The Yangon regional government will curb fuel price hikes as of this year, said Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein. The minister made the remark at a monthly meeting between Vice-President 1 U Myint Swe and businessmen at the office of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers ...
Private enterprises will be permitted to set up for-profit pavilions in Yangon during April's Thingyan festival, the city's mayor told DVB yesterday. The move marks the first time since the National League for Democracy took power in 2016 that commercial venues are to be allowed. Speaking on the sidelines of ...
The resettlement in Yangon of Kaman from Rakhine State has the USDP worrying about an influx of 'legal and illegal immigrants' in the commercial capital. By NYAN HLAING LYNN | FRONTIER. NAY PYI TAW — A government decision to resettle 55 Kaman families from Rakhine State in Yangon has ...
The ground shook in Yangon in 2013. There were strong earthquakes in Kani, Monywa, Mawleik, Chauk, Htamathi, and Taikkyi in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. Part of Myanmar's rich cultural heritage is also in danger. In 2016, 6.8 magnitude wave in Chauk caused extensive damage to a dozen ...
It was replaced in 1936 by the imposing Cholia Jamah Mosque, which today serves a community of about 100,000 people, most of whom live in Yangon. The Cholia Darga Mosque is nearby on 29th Street. On February 4, about 200 people gathered at the Cholia Jamah Mosque for celebrations marking the ...
Five years ago, I discovered my grandfather's old house near the end of a dusty and potholed lane in the middle of Yangon, Myanmar. It was abandoned and in ruins, the roof partly caved in, a termite nest four feet high underneath a sagging teak staircase, the expansive grounds overgrown with giant mango and jackfruit ...
A British resident of Yangon has created a website that highlights the dramatic changes development has brought to the former capital since the turn of the 20th century. By OLIVER SLOW | FRONTIER. IN The Silken East, a two-volume account of his life and travels in colonial-era Burma, Vincent Clarence ...
And anyway, part of the thrill of being a foreigner in Yangon is watching things sprout up and blossom from nothing. I got to be in the first little cadre of nerds who began bootlegging official rulebooks and bringing in special grid mats and tiny plastic goblins from game shops in Bangkok or Taiwan. I spent an ...
Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. along with its partners, First Myanmar Investment Company Limited and The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) have jointly announced the launch of sales for The Peninsula Residences Yangon, according to a press release. Located in the historic heart of ...
Zaw Win Htut, Big Bag, Wai La, Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein, Wyne Su Khine Thein and many others will perform. April 1, 5 p.m. One Entertainment Park. Free Admission. Summer Beach Party. There will be EDM and international DJs. March 31, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Yangon Waterboom, Tickets are 20,000 kyats.
Myanmar singer Bunny Phyo donates used newspapers for an environment campaign. He will be among the artists who will perform at the first wildlife music festival on April 7. Photo - WWF. Yangon to host first wildlife music fest. Myanmar's first wildlife music festival, 'Voice for Momos' will be held next ...
The Yangon government has finally tabled a bill to reform the city's municipal body to parliament, but lawmakers say suggestions made during a recent review process have been largely ignored. By HEIN KO SOE | FRONTIER. ALMOST TWO years after the National League for Democracy began reviewing ...
Lower House MP Sai Ngaung Hsaing Hein representing Maukme Constituency asked if there was a plan to upgrade Yangon-Mandalay expressway to the international-class facility for ensuring the reduction of car accidents. MP Sai Ngaung Hsaing Hein further asked if sophisticated security support items ...
A Yangon Water Bus vessel and a ferry boat accidentally collided near Nan Thida jetty in Seikkan Township in the evening of February 15. Both vessels left the dock at the same time and quickly collided. “Not far from the jetty the vessel crashed into the middle of the ferry boat,” said a witness. “The ferry boat ...
A petition will reportedly be sent to the Yangon Region government on February 16 for supervising the factories in Yangon disposing of waste water recklessly and a distillery in Shwepyitha Township Industrial Zone (1). "There have been about 1,000 signatures. The main problem is that Shwepyitha ...
YANGON, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Celebrations of the Spring Festival or Chinese Lunar New Year grandly kicked off in Chinatown of Myanmar's Yangon on Friday, the first day of Chinese calendar year of the Dog. Organized by the local Myanmar-Chinese community, Yunnan Natives Association, the festival is ...
Lower House MP Sai Ngaung Hsaing Hein representing Maukme Constituency asked if there was a plan to upgrade Yangon-Mandalay expressway to the international-class facility for ensuring the reduction of car accidents. MP Sai Ngaung Hsaing Hein further asked if sophisticated security support items ...
The Myanmar Federation of Persons with Disabilities will organize a charity musical show to celebrate its 16th anniversary. Feb. 17, 7 pm. National Museum, Myoma Kyaung Street. Tickets are 5,000 to 20,000 kyats at Mann Thiri Recording. Chinese Film Festival | Feb. 16-22. The Chinese Embassy will ...
Dr Phyo Mang Thet Oo, officer of FDA Yangon, said this is the first time villages will be targetted, and the program will be held in February and March. ... On Wednesday, teams from the FDA conducted an awareness campaign at Shantae village at Dagon township in Yangon, which included displaying ...
YANGON, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- A grand lion and dragon dance performed by more than two dozen groups of Myanmar-Chinese opened up the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration here on Thursday, the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year. With large traditional drums beating and colorful festive flags flying ...
YANGON — The annual Yangon Photo Festival will kick off its 10th edition on Friday with exhibits by more than 150 shutterbugs at the French Institute, Maha Bandoola Park and the old Yangon Secretariat building. “This year we hope to see there will be more audiences at the photo festival,” said ...
YANGON — Members of the Yangon Region Parliament condemned a new draft law for proposing to allow the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), the municipality's governing body, to run business enterprises with tax revenue from the city's 5 million-plus residents. The new draft of the Yangon ...
One worker has been killed with five others injured in a cargo ship explosion in Hlaing Thaya township in Myanmar's Yangon on Monday, according to the release from the Yangon Police Force on Tuesday. The explosion was caused by sparks from electric welding on the flammable turpentine paint ...
(YANGON, Myanmar) — For four straight days last month, Rahim Muddinn watched, amazed, as Myanmar's state-run newspapers published special supplements showing Rohingya Muslims accused of being terrorists — nearly 250 photos each day. For the 41-year-old Rohingya man, it was a surreal ...
Myanmar's key cities, Yangon, Naypyidaw and the northern hub of Mandalay, all sit close to the Sagaing Fault, which bisects Myanmar from northern Kachin State, through the ... With rural to urban migration increasing, the government projects Yangon's 5.2 million population to almost double by 2040.
“The international community must step up, and not just leave it to Bangladesh or Myanmar,” Bo, the cardinal of Myanmar's national capital Yangon, told Cruxnow.com on Friday. The Buddhist majority in Myanmar would not accept the Rohingyas coming back because the Myanmar community has been ...
PEOPLE from other regions who come to live in Yangon, need letters of recommendation from the wards where they live and from the police when they want to apply for jobs, loans or to buy ... I moved to Yangon after the government removed the overnight guest registration regulations imposed on visitors.
“Riding a bicycle in Yangon is like betting on your life,” he told Frontier. Zwe Pyae has never had a serious accident but is well aware of the dangers of cycling the city's roads. In December 2016, his love for cycling and a determination to promote it inspired him and a friend to launch “Bikes in Yangon”, ...
The transformation of Myanmar's colonial-era New Law Courts into the elegant Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangon will not only help meet demand for upmarket hotel rooms and function spaces in the city. It will also act as a spur to other restoration projects that will eventually dispel the ghost-town pall that ...
Chinese Lunar New Year, will be celebrated on a grand scale for the second time in several decades in Yangon, Xinhua has reported. According to the local Myanmar-Chinese community, Yunnan Natives Association has been set as the main event organizer involving all walks of life to erect a big stage in ...
Yangon's Sule Shangri-La Hotel is serving up a colorful buffet of Sri Lankan delicacies this week in honor Sri Lanka's Independence Day, which was on Feb. 4. For those who have always loved Sri Lankan food or those who want to try it for the first time, “Sri Lankan Nights” will give you what you need.
Further harmonisation is needed between the Hluttaw and the government of Yangon Region two years into the National League for Democracy government, according to NLD central executive committee members. “Yangon Region should work together with Hluttaw and need to harmonise their working ...


 

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