Month: July 2009

Travel to Burma by land

A number of people have shown interest in travelling to Myanmar (Burma) by land. Many people have asked questions in comments about travelling by land, mainly driving their own car, to Myanmar. I will sum up these questions and will…

News: Start of Taung Pyone spirit festival

Tens of thousands are gathering in Taung Pyone (Taung Byone) near Mandalay to celebrate the annual nat pwe (festival for spirits). The week-long festival starts this week with as many as 100,000 believers gathering to celebrate in the grand festival…

9 H1N1 in Myanmar

Myanmar health officials have confirmed the country’s ninth H1N1 patient. The last two H1N1 infected patients were coming back from abroad. One is coming back from India while the other is coming back from Malaysia. All of the H1N1 patients…

Myanmar lottery

There are a number of lotteries in Myanmar (Burma), both legal and illegal ones. The legal lottery in Myanmar is the famous, nearly century old Aung-bar-lay Government lottery. The Aung-bar-lay lottery is open once every month. Tickets are priced at…

Two more H1N1 in Myanmar

Myanmar (Burma) Ministry of public health has announced that there are two more confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza in Myanmar, raising the total H1N1 infection in Myanmar to six. The two new patients are 42 year old man and his…

19 July, Martyr’s Day

Arzarni Day Today is the 62nd years after General Aung San and the cabinet ministers were assassinated. On the morning of 19 July 1947, a group of gun men stormed into the cabinet meeting room at the Secretariat Office in…

4 H1N1 in Myanmar

Myanmar official media has announced that there are now four H1N1 infected patients in Myanmar. The official media announcement stressed that all of them are coming back from abroad. A 22 year old woman who came back from on July…

Mandalay – Indian Restaurants

Mandalay has a number of good Indian restaurants which sell delicious chapati, puri, dhals, roti, chicken curry, mutton curry, potato curry and various vegetable curries. Most of these Indian restaurants are clusttered around 27th Street, between 80th and 81st streets.…

Mandalay Map

The following is a map of Mandalay. It was originally produced by Myanmar Travel Information website, and reproduced here for the sole purpose of promoting tourism in Myanmar. The large Mandalay map can be downloaded at Myanmar Travel Information website.