The Friendship Bridge that connects Myawaddy to Mae Sot is a sight for sore eyes after a 15-hour bus ride from Yangon to the booming Thai border town. If you travel direct from Yangon you will likely arrive at the border by late morning and will need to shed the sweater, hat, mittens and socks that kept you warm in the over-chilled air-conditioning on the bus. But don’t worry, the protracted immigration process allows plenty of time to wake up, readjust your luggage and prepare for the short walk across the Moei River to Thailand.
Myanmar Wushu gold medalists from Mandalay have been selected to take joint training in China, reports Xinhua on February 19.
Those interested in the history of the Second World War in Burma will be able to learn more following two announcements from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Thanbyuzayat provides dark memories for the few surviving slave labourers who worked on the last stretch of what became known as the Death Railway, the Japanese Imperial Army’s World War II drive to lay sleepers and rail line to link Myanmar with Thailand during its war campaign.
Now the Mon State government sees tourist potential in Thanbyuzayat, according to U Ye Aung Moe, the director of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism’s office in Mon State.
Tourist arrivals in Myanmar are certain to exceed the expected number of over 3 million with over 100,000 more arrivals in the first week of December alone, according to a press release by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on December 17.
A total of 2.7 million tourists visited the country from January to the end of November 2014.
Based on the rate of tourist arrivals up until today, the country is expected to score 3 million tourist visits by the end of 2014, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Htay Aung told Mizzima.
Myanmar have qualified for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time in the nation’s history after a Than Paing goal
“MyChat is tailored for Myanmar youth with localised language, authentic look and feel and localised stickers,”