Yangon (Rangoon)

Type: City
Name: Yangon (Rangoon)
Country: Myanmar/Burma
Latitude: 16.790001
Longitude: 96.150002
population: 4,477,782
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Rangoon MPs to Discuss Controls on Rising Rents

Apartments are seen in a residential neighborhood of Rangoon. (Photo: Steve Tickner / The Irrawaddy)RANGOONRangoon Division parliamentarians plan to discuss how to curb skyrocketing rent rates in the commercial capital on Wednesday, a regional MP told ... [Published Irrawaddy - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Yangon heritage walks kick off in September

THE non-profit Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) will launch heritage tours in Myanmar's gateway city for tourists on September 3.Walk With YHT tours offer two separate routes – from Strand Road to Scott Market, and the East Downtown and Secretariat tour, which ... [Published TTG ASIA - 2 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

Myanmar divers claim legendary bell found

A team of Myanmar divers claims to have discovered a legendary bell in the murky depths of the Yangon river -- with the help of dragon spirits -- in the latest twist to a 400-year-old drama that has gripped the nation. Duration: ... [Published Malaysia MSN - 2 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 3 reports

Ethnic armed groups in Myanmar urged to work for nation's development

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.YANGON, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar President U Thein Sein has urged ethnic armed groups in the country to work for the development of the nation, saying that all the national brethren have a common aspect of patriotic spirit ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Aug 26 2014]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Contraband seized at Yangon ports

:58Mobile teams seized about Ks 90 million worth illegally imported goods at Hteetan Port during an operation on August 22, according to the Customs Department.The officials also took action against illegally imported farming machines and other goods ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 8 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Patience, logistics and law in Yangon

.Wednesday, 27th August 2014Source : Terry Blackburn ~ Property ReportWhy fortune will favour the brave in Asia’s final real estate frontier;Following three years of constant chatter and speculation about Myanmar being the final frontier in Asian real ... [Published 4Hoteliers - 9 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

UK Listed Myanmar Investments International Invests in New Microfinance Joint Venture in Myanmar

A combination of foreign capital and a major local platform create a significant force in Myanmar's microfinance sectorA well-run microfinance business in a well-regulated environment represents a socially responsible investment as well as an attractive ... [Published Ein News - 19 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

Myanmar, India push for stronger bilateral trade

The Myanmar Trade Ministry and Indian Industries Association (IIA) have recently signed a Memorandum Understanding (MoU) that aims to accelerate the two countries’ bilateral trade volume.Prior to the signing of the document, both sides discussed steps ... [Published VietnamPlus - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

UN advisor Nambiar concludes trip to Burma

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Burma Vijay Nambiar on Monday concluded his eighth official visit to the country in the past year, after a week in which he met a host of senior officials in Naypyidaw, discussed the resumption of international ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 4 reports

Myanmar seizes 2.4m ecstasy pills

MYANMAR’S navy has seized around 2.4 million ecstasy tablets hidden in a ship, a record haul of the drug in the country, police said yesterday.The tablets were found on board a ship intercepted by the navy near the town of Kawthoung at the country’s southern ... [Published Brunei Times - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Calls on Writers, Artists to Spur Democracy

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday called on the country’s writers and artists to join the push for political reforms which she said have stalled under President Thein Sein’s administration.The leader of the popular National League for ... [Published Radio Free Asia - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 2 reports

Pandaw Coastal Expeditions offering coastal cruising delights in MY Callisto

Pandaw Coastal Expeditions is offering delightful coastal cruising off Burma in its newly acquired MY Callisto which will be officially launched in 2015.Built in Hamburg in 1963 the Callisto is a   motor yacht boasting of classic beauty and elegant experience ... [Published Travel and Tour World - Aug 25 2014]

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...to continue our strategic growth in Myanmar," Martin Rinck, president of Asia Pacific at Hilton Worldwide, said at a June 11 press conference. "(We aim) to significantly increase our footprint with this landmark deal, which will allow us to contribute economically and socially to this great country."
"Though new Japanese restaurant players continue to make their debuts in Thailand, the market still has huge room to grow in the future" Mr Paisarn said
"In addition to Myanmar, we are also negotiating with potential partners for joint-venture possibilities to open our restaurants in other neighbouring markets, comprising Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia" said the executive
"I came here to encourage the salvage operation - I really want them to get it" said housewife Aye Aye Mar, who had travelled for hours from her home to witness the salvage attempt...

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Rangoon MPs to Discuss Controls on Rising Rents [Published Irrawaddy - 1 hour ago]
Worker benefits increase but awareness stays low [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 1 hour ago]
Ethnic bloc to meet NLD, 88 Gen in Thailand [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 2 hours ago]
Yangon heritage walks kick off in September [Published TTG ASIA - 2 hours ago]
Myanmar divers claim legendary bell found [Published Malaysia MSN - 2 hours ago]
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Myanmar parliament voices support of domestic p... [Published New Europe - 3 hours ago]
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Airbus taps Myanmar’s tourism [Published TTRweekly.com - 5 hours ago]
Sprouting Crunchy Goodness [Published Irrawaddy - 5 hours ago]
Myanmar struggles to kick a deadly addiction [Published GlobalPost - 6 hours ago]
Legendary bell found in Myanmar [Published The News International - 6 hours ago]
Will Foreign Policy Success Of Obama Place Burm... [Published Eurasia Review - 6 hours ago]
XINHUA - Myanmar parliament voices support of d... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 6 hours ago]
Myanmar parliament voices support of domestic p... [Published China.org.cn - 8 hours ago]
Search team confirms fabled Great Bell of Dhamm... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 8 hours ago]
Contraband seized at Yangon ports [Published Eleven Myanmar - 8 hours ago]
Patience, logistics and law in Yangon [Published 4Hoteliers - 9 hours ago]
Oishi to splash out B3bn on 5-year expansion ... [Published Bangkok Post - 10 hours ago]
Thai AirAsia Launches Big Sale Promotion [Published Asia Travel Tips - 10 hours ago]
U.S. Business and Government Unite to Support S... [Published US Aid - 14 hours ago]
‘Game-changing’ mobile network to release wave ... [Published Red Herring - 15 hours ago]
India-Myanmar: Economic Bonhomie? – Analysis [Published Eurasia Review - 17 hours ago]
JWD logistics firm looks to Asean leadership by... [Published The Nation - Thailand - 17 hours ago]
Oishi, Ichitan branch out within Asean [Published The Nation - Thailand - 17 hours ago]
Myanmar divers claim legendary bell found [Published Channel NewsAsia - 18 hours ago]
Air China Limited Announces 2014 Interim Results [Published Aviator Aero - 18 hours ago]
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Worker benefits increase but awareness stays low [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 1 hour ago]
Burma’s workers are losing out on social benefits because they are not aware of their privileges, according to a labour official. In a Wednesday briefing with the Rangoon regional parliament, Zaw Aye Maung of the Social Security Board under the Ministry ...
Ethnic bloc to meet NLD, 88 Gen in Thailand [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 2 hours ago]
The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), an umbrella organisation of ethnic armed groups, is to hold an official meeting with the National League for Democracy (NLD) and other Burmese pro-democracy groups for the first time. The meeting has ...
Phoenix Elite Security Services™ Issues 2014 Co... [Published PR.com Press Releases - 3 hours ago]
Yangon, Burma, August 27, 2014 --( PR.com )-- Phoenix Elite Security Services™ (PESS) today issued its annual Corruption Management Policy Statement, which details the company's policies and procedures to combat bribery and corruption in the workplace. ...
Will bell-searchers claim ring true? [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 23 hours ago]
The Dhammazedi Bell, for centuries believed to be lost beneath the silt at the confluence of the Pegu and Rangoon rivers, may at last have been found by a team of local divers. “We have found it!” search team leader San Lin told DVB by phone on Tuesday. ...
UN advisor Nambiar concludes trip to Burma [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - Aug 26 2014]
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Burma Vijay Nambiar on Monday concluded his eighth official visit to the country in the past year, after a week in which he met a host of senior officials in Naypyidaw, discussed the resumption of international ...
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2NE1 greets fans in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Entertainment - Aug 04 2014]
Water shortages in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Top News - May 07 2014]
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