Myanmar

Myanmar Pagoda re-clad with Gold
uk.news.yahoo.com

Teetering on bamboo scaffolding, expert craftsmen are busy attaching blocks of gold to a Buddhist pagoda in downtown Yangon, burnishing one of the city’s major landmarks and racking up spiritual credit for devotees.┬áThe five-yearly renovation at the Sule Pagoda sees the monument shed its weather-damaged frontage. It is re-clad in several hundred solid gold plates […]

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Myanmar Approves National Minimum Wage
uk.finance.yahoo.com

Myanmar’s government has approved the country’s first-ever national minimum wage, state media reported on Saturday, after months of bitter negotiations with labour groups and employers. The wage has been set at 3,600 kyat ($2.80) “for a standard eight-hour work day” and takes effect from Tuesday, said the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper. It […]

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KFC Opens in Myanmar
asia.nikkei.com

For international restaurant chains, the race is on to get into Myanmar. Following the recent opening of a KFC restaurant, Japanese trading house Sojitz Group announced a partnership with a Myanmar company to provide logistics for refrigerated deliveries of temperature-sensitive foods. Myanmar’s first KFC opened July 7 in the Yangon commercial hub of Bogyoke Aung […]

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Mobile and Internet in Myanmar
www.go-myanmar.com

Telecommunications in Myanmar are several steps behind most developed countries, and also lag behind neighbouring Southeast Asian countries: generally, you may find that systems are antiquated and access is patchy and slow. Only a small percentage of the population has access to a fixed telephone line, and internet and mobile penetration are also low. However, […]

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Myanmar On A Budget
www.goatsontheroad.com

Myanmar has recently become the most searched country on this website, so we thought a budget guide was in order. We hope this guide to Myanmar for budget backpackers to will help out all those people who plan on visiting this amazing country. In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know about […]

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Myanmar Travel Guide
wikitravel.org

Myanmar, or Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar which is derived from the Burmese Empire (1500-1000BC) is a country in Southeast Asia. It lies on the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea coast with Bangladesh and India to the west, China to the north, and Laos and Thailand to the east.┬áLike most […]

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