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Visa On Arrival (VOA) now available for ...

Visa On Arrival (VOA) now available for foreigners visiting Myanmar

Beginning June 2010, Myanmar immigration , tourist department and airlines confirmed that the new on arrival VISA will be issued for all foreigners at both entry points of Yangon and Mandalay  international airports.  Previous practise is that you are required to apply upfront in your home country Myanmar visa prior to departure — airlines flying […]

“Whats is our core business?”

“Whats is our core business?”

14th May 2010: Today I traveled to Kanbauk, a small village in southern Division of Thanintaryi in southern Myanmar, to attend to some staff problem. The flight time was 1 hour and 20 minutes on Twin Otter 300 series and throughout the journey, some 10000 feet above the fertile delta area of  Ayeyarwaddy, I dozed […]

“Book me AirAsia free ticket, please.”

“Book me AirAsia free ticket, please.”

May 2010: In this country banks are owned by the Government. Banking system is traditional and primitive. Read my previous post on this.  Only 2 banks can deal with foreign currencies. Banks have no products. No credit cards.  No debit cards. No ATMS. No housing loans. No car loans. All transactions were in cash. Even […]

Monsoon’s coming to Yangon, finally

Monsoon’s coming to Yangon, finally

May 17th 2010: It has been hot, really hot in Yangon for the last couple months. Temperature rised up to 46C in some areas. They expected rain during last Thingya n Water Festival, but God said NOT YET. A mosque near Aung San Stadium conducted special hajat prayers to call for the rain last FRiday. […]