San was arrested and put in prison for three years because the art center where he was studying created the poster for the U Thant crisis where several other university students were jailed for political dissidence in Yangon, Myanmar.
Exploring 28th Street in Yangon Travel and Adventure MyanmarIf you are in Yangon and are looking for more off the beaten path areas of the city with charm and a feel of old Yangon, walk down to 28th street.
You can find pickups to Bagan, Potato and eggplant curries, Pakistani Merchants, and Science supply stores all surrounded by colonial buildings.
This is the easiest of three full day trails from Ywangan. The 15km trail offers a good mix of cultural and natural experiences, passing through several Danu villages and stopping at picturesque monasteries.
A number of trade or industry associations have been formed in recent years including the Lao Coffee Association, Coffee Exporters Association, Association of Coffee Producers Groups, Lao Wood Processing Industry Association, and Lao Tree Plantation and Cash Crop Business Association.
By 2020, it is expected that commodity associations will be in place for maize, coffee, rubber, rice and livestock.
This is a very useful interactive website of businesses and services in Mandalay. If you are going to travel in northern Myanmar, I have also linked directly to emergency services for Mandalay in the event you need help while traveling.
This is a very useful list of eye clinics in Mandalay if you are going to travel in northern Myanmar. They can replace prescription glasses, remove debris from your eye if something gets in while on a motorbike or open air bus and have the essentials for saline solution and a small range of disposable contact lenses.
This is the latest version of Yangon Travel Information and busses operating out of Yangon which I picked up my last time in Yangon. Contains the usual travel destinations and timetable that may be of interest to travelers visiting Myanmar.
If you are looking for a unique way to view the scenery of Myanmar’s waterways or rich historical and cultural landscapes that lie along the Yangon River, you have two choices Sunset Cruises or Multi-day sailings.
This is a list of River & Sunset Cruise Operators in Myanmar, or you can be a bit more adventurous and visit the docks and hop any boat leaving for regional ferry service around sunset. Most return to the same point on 2-3 hour routes.
Myanmar Cities and Towns which have a development plan for an Economic Corridor or Agribusiness Industrial Zone: Mandalay, Myingyan, Meikhtila, Monywa, Yae nan Chaung, Pakokku, Pyay, Patein, Myaungmya, Hinthada, Myeik, Taunggyi, Mawlamyine, Bago, Yangon (East), (West), (North), (South).
As Myanmar focuses on increasing livelihood development and economic prosperity for its rural population engaged in agriculture, the main areas for expansion are: Pulses & Bean Milling, Edible Oil Mills, Cotton Weaving Industry, Wine Making, Coffee & Tea Processing, Agricultural Inputs & Food Processing.
During the last week of January 2016 Myanmar experienced its coldest weather in memory. Along with the cold was unseasonable torrential rains that normally fall during the monsoon, there is a change in weather patterns across the region as well.
Using an overlapping set of data points including Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), Atlantic Multi Decadal Oscillation (AMO) Southern Oscillation Index (SOI), and Solar Cycles I show the Earths climate will cool significantly beginning 2017.
Public Finance: Myanmar Fiscal Decentralization Reform, Tax Revenues, Commercial Tax
Capital Market: Myanmar’s Stock Market, Private Equity Funds, Sovereign Bonds
Banking: Depreciating Kyat/Dollar Exchange Rate, Myanmar FOREX, Retail Payment, Mobile Payments, Microfinance