Month: February 2009

Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) Travel Story – 2

27 October 2007 9:00 AM We arrived at the main entrance of Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda. There were a lot of people here, many waiting for their friends and their luggage. Nearby was “Lady’s Changing Room”. This was the place where women…

New Mutton Barbecue Restaurant opened in Yangon

First in Myanmar, a new restaurant that serves whole goat barbecue was opened in Yangon on 31 January 2009. The restaurant serves various menus of barbecue, Chinese dishes, beer and alcoholic drinks as well as their specialty menu, whole goat…

Irrawaddy getting shallow

Due to the less water flowing into the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwaddy) River, the river becomes shallower this year. This has affected the inland waterway along the river, with difficulties encountered by the ships ad boats that sail along Irrawaddy. This year,…

Guest houses in Kanpetlet, Chin Hills

Kanpetlet is, for me, the most beautiful town in the whole Chin Hills. It is also a tourist attraction, the only tourist attract in Chin state, apart from nearby Mindat, although the yearly visitor is probably less than 100. There…

Kanpetlet, Chin State (Part-2)

The town is very poor. There is not much business to do. People are also generally poorer than other towns of Chin Hills. Population is also very small compared to other towns. However, this is a very good place to…

Kanpetlet, Chin State (Part-1)

Have you ever heard of Chin Hills? Have you ever been to Chin Hills? If you are a regular visitor to our blog, you probably might have read about Chin Hills. I posted a few articles about Chin Hills –…

Overseas job agencies closing in 2009

According to some observers from Yangon, most official overseas job agencies will not extend their license this year. There are currently 132 officially registered overseas employment agencies operating in Yangon. Among them, at least half are probably not going to…

Myanmar tourist arrival drop in 2008

According to the official figure from Myanmar Hotel and Tourism Ministry, the arrival of foreign tourists to Myanmar drop by 25 percent compared to 2007. The foreign tourist arrival to Myanmar in 2007 was 248,076 while the arrival in 2008…