Best Western Hotel in Yangons Chinatown

Best Western Ushers in Yangon’s Chinatown

 (Bangkok – March 31, 2015): Best Western International is delighted to announce the launch of a new hotel in Yangon’s vibrant Chinatown!

The new BEST WESTERN Chinatown Hotel is located in the heart of this bustling downtown district, close to many of Yangon’s most sought-after attractions.

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Startups in Myanmar Land of temples and tech

The Economist – 28. März 2015

REMARKABLE views greet visitors to Phandeeyar, an open-plan office and events space which sits atop a tower block in the centre of Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city. Its north windows frame golden pagodas and colonial mansions; to the south weather-beaten cargo ships glide up the Yangon River. The room is much-loved by the gaggle of computer programmers, entrepreneurs and digital-media types who have lately begun to congregate there—but it would be better still if Yangon’s power were more reliable. It is a long way down when the lift is out of action.

Taking the Machismo and MSG Out of Myanmar’s Tea Shops

27. März 2015

Burmese tea shops are manly joints. The tiny cups of sweet tea, the miniature stools that require some awkward squatting, and even the underage boy waiters that you beckon with kissy sounds—yes, cat calls—might not seem all that outwardly macho, but tea shops are where the men of Myanmar spend a good deal of their free time.