Tag: Yangon

Shwedagon donation box rumour

The following is the translation from the blog by Ma Ma written in Burmese. The original article can be found at On Shwedagon. “…… I was quite inquisitive about everything. One day while I was going to Shwedagon as usual,…

Yangon Winter coldest in 30 years

According to the report from the Government Meteorology Department, the temperature of Rangoon (Yangon) during this winter is coldest in 30 years. The average temperature of Yangon is 18 degree Celsius during the winter months. However, this year, the temperature…

Season’s Bakery in Yangon

If you want to buy good quality bread and cake in Yangon at a reasonable price, go no further than Season’s Bakery. Opened together with every City Mart supermarkets, the bakery has a wide selection of bread and cake. The…

Yangon Travel Guide – Colonial Buildings

Under British rule, Rangoon (Yangon) was a major port city as well as a major financial, political and administrative center. As Burma at that time was a major exporter of oil, cotton, rice and timber, many foreign businesses open their…

Money Exchange in Yangon (Rangoon)

If you are visiting Myanmar (Burma) , you will find yourself trying to find a money exchange to change your foreign currency into Myanmar kyat. Although US dollar is universally accepted, small vendors will be reluctant to accept US dollars…

Buses in Yangon (Rangoon)

If you ever traveled to Yangon for the first time, you will be amazed by the public buses running the streets of Rangoon. Not only are they old and worn out, they are also overcrowded. And some of them date…