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News: Face mask price rocketing in Yangon

After the announcement of the country’s first H1N1 influenza by the state media on Sunday, face mask price in Yangon suddenly increases dramatically. According to one of my friends who wrote “Face mask price skyrocketing in Yangon and even shortage.…

First H1N1 influenza in Myanmar

Myanmar’s State media announced the country’s first swine flu case on 28 June 2009. The patient is a 13 year old school girl who came back from Singapore after a short visit. She arrived without showing signs and symptoms of…

News: Myanmar visa on arrival

According to a news report from Xinhua News Agency, Myanmar (Burma) is planning to issue visa on arrival service to foreign visitors in order to promote the country’s tourism industry. Diamond Palace and Travel and Tour Co. Ltd has got…

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,…

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…