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A new way to learn Burmese

By at February 19, 2016 | 6:28 am | 0 Comment

Burmese A Gateway to an Intriguing Language

The new book, ‘Burmese, a Gateway to an Intriguing Language,’ was born in order to fulfil the needs of Burmese learners, especially the speakers of English and other Western languages, who are struggling with complexity and ambiguity of Burmese script and pronunciation system. Many Western learners, beginners in particular, seem to be overloaded with too much

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Yangon’s Best Coffee

By at March 31, 2014 | 1:45 pm | 2 Comments

Yangon Coffee

Myanmar produces some fine coffee, but it can be a little trickier to find a good cup of it in Yangon. Below are the best five coffees in town, according to the editors of Yangonite. 5. Bar Boon Dutch Deli and Espresso Bar: Actually, the coffee here isn’t brilliant, but it sneaks into the top five due to its location, which is great for people-watching. 4. Nervin

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Insider’s Guide: Toddy Huts of the Myanmar Countryside

By at March 4, 2014 | 11:22 am | 1 Comments

Toddy Pot

Often overlooked by visitors but well known to locals, Toddy huts are the perfect place for country travelers to take a break with a cup of fresh palm wine and to soak up the peaceful countryside surroundings. Before I discovered the simple pleasures of these field-side shacks, my visits to the country had always been punctuated by “destinations”. I traveled from one

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Yangon’s Social Enterprise Restaurants

By at February 7, 2014 | 12:49 pm | 0 Comment

Entree at Shwe Sa Bwe

While Yangon might not boast the world’s most sophisticated dining, it does have a robust scene in at least one category: social enterprise dining. As home to four restaurants that are run in order to give employment and skills to disadvantaged people, Yangon stacks up well against any city in the world for feel-good dining options. And, moreover, they are some of the

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Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary

By at December 29, 2013 | 2:31 pm | 1 Comments

Baby Crocodile at Meinmahla Kyun

As the most interesting nature reserve within an accessible distance from Yangon, Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta provides a great long weekend getaway. The main attraction at the Sanctuary is the saltwater crocodile population - Meinmahla Island is the best place in Myanmar to observe these imposing reptiles. Crocodile spotting by canoe can

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