Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cliff Richard To Visit Myanmar

The famous British singer from the 60s. Sir Cliff Richard , is to visit Myanmar at the end of October according to local news reports.

Sir Cliff will be boarding the “Road To Mandalay” tourist cruiser to sail along the Ayeyarwady River and also visit Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake areas.

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source”Eleven Media Group

Awakening in mysterious Myanmar by: By Di Morrissey

IT IS still something of a surprise and delight when I see ads and offers for travel to Burma.

The mysterious golden land of Rudyard Kipling’s and Somerset Maugham’s writings, with its troubled history of ancient civilisations, colonial occupation and decades of a repressive socialist military regime, is a tribute to the inspirational leadership of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the reforms towards democracy of the new government led by President Thein Sein.

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source:The Australian

Update on Rakhine State, Western Part of Myanmar

Due to the public unrest between the Rakhine ethnics and Bengalis in June, a state of emergency was declared in the whole State of Rakhine, in the western part of Myanmar bordering with Bengaladesh.

Since the situation has calmed down, the curfew order in the seven townships of Rakhine State has been reduced by four hours for the period from 22:00 hours to 04:00 (formerly from 17:00 to 05:00) on 08 October, 09 October and 10 October respectively according to the local news.

The situation in Thandwe (Sandoway) has been normalized and the curfew order in that particular township has not been renewed.  Therefore, there is no more curfew order in Ngapali Beach and it is safe for the visitors to go out for dinner at the local restaurants in the evening.

As at 16 October

Source : Myanmar Marketing Committee

ANA resumes Myanmar flights after 12-year hiatus


NARITA, Chiba Pref. — All Nippon Airways Co. on Monday resumed direct flights between Japan and Myanmar for the first time in 12 years amid an increase in the number of business travelers to the Southeast Asian country.

Tourist and business passengers are expected to rise in line with Myanmar’s democratization.

The three weekly round-trip flights between Narita and Yangon will use the Boeing 737-700ER, equipped with only 38 business-class seats.

“Myanmar has high potential for economic growth. A lot of Japanese firms have already decided to make inroads into Myanmar and many others are planning to do so,” ANA President Shinichiro Ito said at the inauguration ceremony at Narita International Airport.

“We aim to increase our service on the route to seven days a week and use bigger aircraft down the road,” Ito said, expressing hope that economy-class seating will be available in the future if Myanmar’s tourism potential grows.

ANA halted flights to Myanmar in March 2000 due to political instability in the country.

According to the Asian Development Bank, Myanmar’s economy, as measured by gross domestic product, is expected to see 6.5 percent growth in 2013, with revenues from its rich natural resources, including natural gas, and an increasing number of tourists to the country boosting its development.

At the ceremony, Myanmar Ambassador to Japan U Khin Maung Tin said the average number of visa requests for Myanmar increased from around 80 to 200 a day since the country has taken a series of political and economic reforms. “We hope to contribute to further enhance economic ties between Japan and Myanmar,” he said.

Among the 38 passengers who boarded the first flight, which took off at 10:50 a.m., Ichiro Tanaka, 63, who has been engaged in agriculture- and resource-related business activities in Myanmar, hailed the resumption of the direct flights, which shorten flight time from a total of more than 10 hours to around seven.

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MAI Daily Flights

Chinese Taiwan airlines launches direct flight to Yangon

EVA Airways Corp. (EVA), Chinese Taiwan’s second largest carrier, launched direct flight between Taipei and Yangon on Tuesday, according to airline sources.

EVA is another foreign airline that has extended wing to Yangon in two months after Korean Air and Qatar Airways.

Using MD-90 jets, EVA Air will operate the Taipei-Yangon route three times a week.
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source:Myanmar Business Network

MAI To Extend Service To Hong Kong

Myanmar’s national carrier, the Myanmar Airways International (MAI), will launch direct flight from Yangon to China’s Hong Kong before the end of this year, according to airline sources Monday.

Using A320, the Yangon-Hong Kong route will operate three times a week, the sources said, adding that the date of its maiden flight has not been set yet.

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source:Myanmar Business Network

Nyi Nyi @ Frankie of Myanmar, One of the winners of the best guides in the world

Nyi Nyi (Frankie) is a colourful and engaging character. A former teacher, this intelligent and worldly guide lets his clients feel genuinely connected to the

local communities and cultures they visit. Perceptive, selfless and seemingly tireless, Frankie also helps run Travel Myanmar Tourism Group and volunteers with an orphanage. Frankie is a tour professional and true humanitarian, for whom nothing is too much trouble.

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Qatar Airways Resumes Doha-Yangon-Doha Flights

Qatar Airways resumes direct Doha-Yangon-Doha flights from today(October 3). The direct flight from Doha arrived at Yangon International Airport at 0700hrs today( October 3)and was welcomed by Yangon Region Chief Minister, U Myint Swe and other ministers from the regional government, Qatari Ambassador to Myanmar. responsible officials from the Directorate of Civil Aviation and other guests.The service resumed after 4 years of suspension

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source:Eleven Media group