Pyay (Myanmar)

Type: City
Name: Pyay (Myanmar)
Country: Myanmar/Burma
Latitude: 18.82
Longitude: 95.209999
population: 135,325
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Bus ticket prices soar as festival nears

By Aung Kyaw Min, Than Naing Soe and Kyay Mohn Win   |   Thursday, 10 April 2014As the water festival approaches, bus passengers on the Yangon-Mandalay route are getting soaked. In what some say is a tradition as venerable as drenching passers-by with ... [Published Myanmar Times - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 2 reports

Residents get ready for Myanmar Thingyan Water Festival

Yangon residents, especially the young ones, are getting ready to celebrate Myanmar's annual Thingyan water festival, which is to start on Sunday.Among the country's 12 festivals, the Thingyan water festival is considered to be the grandest since it brings ... [Published New Europe - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Pleasant Surprises In A Myanmar Visit

This is the second in a three-part series.Flying into Myanmar, the last thing I expected was to fall in love … with a river. But that I did, with the mighty Irrawaddy. It wasn’t quite love at first sight, but it didn’t take long after sitting down at ... [Published MidWeek - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Red Bridge burns bright for student activists

The students fanned out across the wide road, almost 4000 of them in total marching together behind a student union flag bearing a peacock.They had set out from Rangoon University on March 16 for Regional College 2 in Hlaing township, where they were ... [Published Myanmar Times - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Bus ticket prices soar as Thingyan approaches

By Aung Kyaw Min, Than Naing Soe and Kyay Mohn Win   |   Friday, 04 April 2014As the water festival approaches, bus passengers on the Yangon-Mandalay route are getting soaked. In what some say is a tradition as venerable as drenching passers-by with water, ... [Published Myanmar Times - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Myanmar rock bands ready for water festival

Beloved Myanmar rock bands Empire and Iron Cross will take the stage at Thingyan water festival celebrations this year in Yangon.The water festival, known as Songkran in Thailand, is the highlight of the Myanmar New Year holiday, which runs from April ... [Published Bangkok Post - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Myanmar to tender rail modernisation projects

THE government of Myanmar is expected to issue international tenders in the coming months for the upgrading of the country's main rail arteries, according to reports in the local media.A report by Eleven News Myanmar on March 22 quotes Mr Kyaw Kyaw Myo, ... [Published International Railway Journal - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Stiff fines to be imposed on non-abiding Thingyan pandals

YANGON Region govern-ment has said that permits issued to construct pandals for the Thingyan festival cannot be sold, rented or transferred to others, and that pandals must stay within the confines of the permitted area or risk paying hefty fines.An announcement ... [Published Myanma Freedom Daily - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Top 5 Expedition Cruises for 2014

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.Expedition cruising has soared in popularity in recent years, but it’s not all about Antarctica or the Arctic anymore. Purpose-built ships that weather all types of conditions at ... [Published Fodors.com - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

Myanmar hotel sector to soar

MYANMAR — The hotel sector in rapidly-emerging Myanmar will continue to be supported by strong growth in the number of visitors to Yangon as a result of accelerated foreign investment, the boom in leisure tourism, as well as a lack of quality apartme ... [Published Today Online - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

Where to stay in Yangon, Burma

First published 16th March, 2014If you’ve been hearing tales of Yangon’s crazy hotel prices, take a deep breath and relax. It's true that accommodation in Burma (Myanmar) is pricier than in neighbouring countries -- we like to say you'll generally be ... [Published Travel Fish - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 15 2014 - Updated Mar 15 2014 - 1 reports

BIKER BOY: Anywhere But South

He stained his teeth red from chewing betel nut leaves.The extreme 43 deg celcius heat and dust he has had to endure while travelling on terrain he likens to the surface of Mars, has given him a deep tan.But that’s all good for Mr Terence Tay, an ex-lecturer ... [Published Electric New Paper - Mar 15 2014]

Quotes

"My friends and I have planned to spend all days playing water at a pandal and we have already bought tickets in March as the ticket prices are going to hike when it is drawing near to the festival" said Phyo Thura, a final-year medical student, in Yangon
"We didn't know where to go - there was nowhere to escape. [Hundreds] of students were arrested" said Ko Htay Kyawl, a former Yangon UniversityUniversity student and 88 Generation leader who took part in the march
"We have singers including Lay Phyu, Ange and Wine Wine lined up for performance. We are still discussing who the female singers will be" DVB quoted Chit San Maung as saying

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Bus ticket prices soar as festival nears [Published Myanmar Times - Apr 10 2014]
Residents get ready for Myanmar Thingyan Water ... [Published New Europe - Apr 09 2014]
Roundup: Residents get ready for Myanmar Thingy... [Published China.org.cn - Apr 09 2014]
Pleasant Surprises In A Myanmar Visit [Published MidWeek - Apr 08 2014]
Red Bridge burns bright for student activists [Published Myanmar Times - Apr 08 2014]
Big hotel projects struggle [Published Myanmar Times - Apr 07 2014]
Bus ticket prices soar as Thingyan approaches [Published Myanmar Times - Apr 04 2014]
Myanmar rock bands ready for water festival [Published Bangkok Post - Apr 01 2014]
NLD patron U Win Tin still in ICU at YGH [Published Myanma Freedom Daily - Mar 31 2014]
Myanmar to tender rail modernisation projects [Published International Railway Journal - Mar 26 2014]
Stiff fines to be imposed on non-abiding Thingy... [Published Myanma Freedom Daily - Mar 24 2014]
Top 5 Expedition Cruises for 2014 [Published Fodors.com - Mar 24 2014]
Myanmar hotel sector to soar [Published Today Online - Mar 20 2014]
Where to stay in Yangon, Burma [Published Travel Fish - Mar 17 2014]
BIKER BOY: Anywhere But South [Published Electric New Paper - Mar 15 2014]
Go with the flow [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Mar 15 2014]
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