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Updated: 2017-12-17T13:51:34.455+07:00


Myanmar Election 2015 in Numbers


Myanmar will hold its first nationwide free and fair election (sort of) in 25 years on 8th of November 2015. The main opposition party led by the Nobel laureate Aung San Su Kyi is poised to win a landslide election. It is interesting to see the election in the numbers. Read the full article here at Myanmar Election 2015 in numbers.

How to go to Inle Lake


Myanmar Today has published information on travelling to Inle Lake. Travelers to Inle Lake can take direct flight to Heho near Inle Lake, take a bus to Taunggyi and drop on the way in Nyaungshwe or hire a car directly from Yangon, Mandalay or Bagan. Visitors can travel to Inle from Mandalay or from Bagan also. Details can be read at How to Go to Inle - guide to travelers.

Inle Lake Travel Guide


I have started writing articles about Inle Lake and Shan State on Myanmar Today. The series starts with an introduction to Inle region, followed by tips on going to Inle Lake and Nyaungshwe, finding a budget hotels and guest house in Inle and Nyaungshwe, mid range and high end hotels in Inle, restaurants, places to visit in and around Inle and other tips for foreign visitors. You can see all the

Maymyo (Pyinoolwin) travel guide


Myanmar Today is currently publishing series of articles on travel guide to Maymyo. These articles include introduction to Maymyo (Pyinoolwin) as well as how to go to Maymyo, where to stay in Maymyo, where to eat, where to go, and tips for travellers. You can read all the articles about Maymyo (or) Pyinoolwin on Myanmar Today.

Web hosting for Myanmar


I am writing a series of articles in Myanmar (Burmese) about webhosting. These articles are intended for the Myanmar audience who have very little or no experience in web hosting. This week, I starts with an introduction to web hosting in Myanmar. The articles will include choosing a good web host, setting up an easy to run blog, setting up wordpress, customizing wordpress, wordpress as CMS,

Mandalay Travel Guide


Currently, Myanmar Today website is running a series of articles about Travel guide to Mandalay. From back ground history of Mandalay to how to go, where to stay, what to see, where to eat to detailed guides about famous places in Mandalay such as Maha Myatnuni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, and many other famous pagodas in Mandalay. This is the free and detailed tour

Myanmar Thingyan


Myanmar Thingyan is coming! Now is the time for celebration for all Myanmar - whether poor or rich, educated or none. Burmese communities all over the world will also be celebrating Thingyan in their places also. This is a great time, the most joyous time for the Myanmar people. Thingyan, or Water festival is the most important and most celebrated event in Myanmar. This is the celebration for

Complete Shwedagon Pagoda guide


A complete guide to Myanmar's famous pagoda - The Shwedagon Pagoda can be found on Myanmar2day at Shwedagon. All the articles are original articles, and all the information is based on reliable sources as well as the actual research done at the Shwedagon Pagoda by the author. The Shwedagon Pagoda Guide starts with the history of Shwedagon (not just the popular legend but also the opinions of the

Shwedagon Pagoda Guide


I am writing a series of full length articles on Shwedagon Pagoda in next few days on Myanmar Today. The articles include brief history of Shwedagon Pagoda, stairways, terrace, details of the structures on Shwedagon, interesting places, wonders of Shwedagon and a floor pland of Shwedagon Pagoda for visitors to guide them in their visit to Shwedagon Pagoda. The series will run over two weeks. The

Myanmar's famous and popular tourist attractions


I have written about Famous and popular tourist attractions in Myanmar. These include Shwedagon Pagoda, Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda as well as those around the country like Inle Lake and around Mandalay. This is just a brief description of those places and is not a complete description. I am planning to write about these places in details in later articles. Read about Myanmar's Famous and Popular Tourist

Myanmar Throne by Than Tun


An account of various thrones used by Myanmar kings King Badon (Bodawphaya, 1782-1819) moved to the new palace on 17 May 1783 and Amarapura (the City of No Death) on 1 June 1783. One of his ministers called Jeyasankhaya (Zayyathinkhaya) compiled An Account on Golden Palace (Shwebon Nidan) and he completed the work on 21 February 1784. This work was used a handbook on the paraphernalia of



Myanmar Trishaw Trishaws (or Side-car as it is known in Myanmar) are the easiest and most convenient mode of transportation in Myanmar, especially outside of Yangon. Although buses are the major mode of travel in Yangon, very few buses run the streets of other major cities and towns in Burma. In smaller towns in Myanmar, there is no public bus service. People in these smaller cities and

A visit to Inle, Shan State


This time when I went back to Taunggyi (the capital of Shan State), I visited Inle Lake. I didn’t have enough time this time so I could only visited Inle. Otherwise, I would have visited Pintaya and Kattu. Inle is my favorite: never feel bored how many times I visited. The most crowded time in Inle is during the Thadingyut festival (the candle light festival celebrated during the month of October

Beer culture in Myanmar


Last 20 years saw the establishment of beer culture in Myanmar. Before 1988, beer is a rare commodity in Myanmar. The government produced Mandalay beer was always in short supply. It was available only in a very few hotels and restaurants. Foreign brands like Heineken and Tiger beer were available in black markets at a high price. Most Myanmar people cannot afford to buy a can of beer then. With



Mrauk U was the old capital of Rakhine (Arakan) Kingdom. Established in 1431 by King Min Saw Mon, the city grew to a population of 120,000 in 16th century. It was a major trading port in the Bay of Bengal, and was always crowded with foreign traders - Europeans, Arabs, Indians, Mon from Hansawaddi, Burmese from Ava. Hundreds of trading ships, on their way from Europe to the exotic eastern trading

Telecommunication in Myanmar


Ever traveled to Myanmar (Burma)? Ever traveled outside of major tourist destinations in Myanmar? Ever tried to call home from Myanmar? Ever got the feeling of total cut off from the rest of the world? Ever experience frustration for not being able to call home and know what is happening at home? Welcome to Myanmar. Telecommunication in Myanmar is probably the lowest in South East Asia. Auto

Myanmar Blogger Society


Myanmar Blogger Society is a non-profit organization for Myanmar bloggers all over the world. It promotes friendship and cooperation among Myanmar (Burmese) bloggers worldwide. The group has set up a web site for the Myanmar Blogger Society on Ning. Those Myanmar (Burmese) bloggers can join the Myanmar Blogger Society by signing up at the MBS website. Approval is needed before you could become a

Make yadayar to promote your luck


Yadayar is a custom of Burmese people, done to promote one’s luck. Originally a belief of Indian Hindi Brahmans , it has established itself as a Burmese custom, even incorporated into Buddhist belief of Myanmar people (although it is a total contradiction to the teachings of Lord Buddha). It is a concept which has no equivalence in the western culture, and one difficult to explain to foreigners.

Domestic Air Travel in Myanmar


There are now a number of domestic airlines operating in Myanmar. Although few in number and only fly to a handful of popular tourist destinations in Myanmar, they serve as a very convenient way of travel for tourists coming to Myanmar. Because of the inconveniences associated with land travel in Myanmar, air travel is the most comfortable and convenient mode of travel. For those foreign visitors

Myanmar currency exchange rate


If you look in the currency exchange rate websites on the internet, you will see the official currency exchange rate for Myanmar kyat at about 6.50 kyats per 1 US dollar. However, if you really try to buy US dollar at this rate, you will not be able to buy anywhere. Try to buy one US dollar at this rate in one of the banks in Yangon, and you will be looked at like a lunatic. In Myanmar, the

Rhodendron of Chin Land - Another song by Salai Thaw Na


Here is another song about Chin Land by the same Chin song writer, Salai Thaw Na. This is about the famous flower Rhodendron which is also the national flower of Chin State. This song is also in Burmese.

Public Health in Myanmar


I recently come across a very informative blog on health in Myanmar (Burma). Written in Myanmar (Burmese) language, this site aims for the Myanmar (Burmese) people, to distribute and educate health problems encountered in Myanmar to the Myanmar people. The site is written by a group of Myanmar (Burmese) health professional, and moderated by an experience doctor from Myanmar (Burma). The aim of

Free (Low Cost) Phone Call to Myanmar


Yesterday, I got an email invitation from one of my friends to use a new online telephone calling service. This low cost VOIP internet telephone calling service is different from other services in that it can be used to call Myanmar (Burma). Apparently intended for Myanmar people inside and outside of the country to call each other at low costs. It uses Gtalk to connect to a phone in Myanmar, or

Thingyan Sar


The following is my contribution to the blog Myanmar2day.What is Thingyan Sar? Probably you might never heard of this term before. It might be a strange term and concept for outsiders, even for our South East asian neighbours from Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Actually, thingyan sar is an integral part of Myanmar people. Thingyan sar literally means words of Thingyan, which is Myanmar counter part

New Prepaid GSM Mobile phone cards in Myanmar


Finally, at last, prepaid GSM mobile SIM cards are available to the general public in Myanmar. With the official price of post paid GSM phone cards at around 1,500 US$ in Myanmar, the new cheaper GSM cards become the hype among the general public. According to one news story, the sale of cheap handsets goes up in recent weeks in Myanmar. However, there are also some draw backs with this cheaper