Tag: Information

Myanmar lottery

There are a number of lotteries in Myanmar (Burma), both legal and illegal ones. The legal lottery in Myanmar is the famous, nearly century old Aung-bar-lay Government lottery. The Aung-bar-lay lottery is open once every month. Tickets are priced at…

Mandalay Map

The following is a map of Mandalay. It was originally produced by Myanmar Travel Information website, and reproduced here for the sole purpose of promoting tourism in Myanmar. The large Mandalay map can be downloaded at Myanmar Travel Information website.

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…

Myanmar currency – kyat and pya

Myanmar currency is based on kyat and pya. The basic unit is kyat, with one kyat divided into 100 pyas. There are a number of different Myanmar currency notes and coins circulating in Myanmar. Myanmar kyat currency notes currently in…

Internet cafe in Hakha

The first time I traveled to Hakha was in 2004, December. It was cold, dark and wet. The city was constantly under blackout, and there was no internet connection. The next time I went there was in May 2005. The blackout was worse now, with no electricity for the whole city at all for the whole day. Internet was still unheard of for most people.

I traveled back to Hakha again in 2007. This time, things were changed. There was now one internet cafe opened in Hakha. The internet cafe was at Shine Store

Falam – Former capital of Chin Hills

Falam is the capital of Falam District, Northern Chin State. There are two districts in Chin State, Falam in the north and Mindat in the south. Falam, Tiddim, Tunzan and Htantalan constitute Falam District. Before 1965, Falam was the capital…

Myanmar Currency Exchange Rate

As of 1 April 2012, Central Bank of Myanmar has officially float the kyat in the market. Currently, there is not much difference between the official rate and black market. Official rate now reflects the actual market rate. If you…

Kalay Falam Hakha Road

Buses leave Kalay to Hakha everyday from Tarhan Bus Terminal. There are two bus lines, Chin Taung Tan and Shwe Chindit. One bus each leaves from each line everyday except Sunday. The buses leave the terminal at 5.00 AM in…