Hello, I am an ESL teacher in Thailand who is seriously considering working in Rangon for a company called 'Horizon School'. Does anyone know anything about it? How much will my living expenses be? How much is a reasonable ammount of pay to live ok. (my needs are little) and to save a little bit? Any information would be greatly apreciated.
Source: irrawaddy.org/article.php?ar... Scroll to last paragraph of article. Quote: According to the Rangoon-based Eleven Media Group, Mandalay International Airport and Yangon International Airport will stop issuing visas on arrival to tourists on Sept. 1.
Hi all, me and a friend are visting Rangoon for the first time, we are spending 3 days in the city can you please suggest things to see and do? and maybe some advice. Thanks!
Thanks to the people who helped out on exchange rates. As a newcomer to the tropics. What sort of clothes should I pack for October-November. Most of these questrions comew from women. What should a man pack? Thanks.
I am going to Mynmar later this year. With the official rate the cost of a bus ticket Yangon to Mandalay works out atUS1600 at the official exchange rate. Is this for real or is there a better price? Thanks a lot.
can you just get visit visa on arrival and is it worth visiting?
Hi, I would like to get from Yangon to Inle Lake. I know that it takes around 18 hours by bus. Does anyone know more or less the bus schedule? Do buses leave in the morning/ evening? Are there any recommended buses and from where they leave? Kind regards, Pat
Anybody can inform me where I can buy good quality of burmese knife / sword called "dha" in Rangoon? Many thanks!
hi, i will be going to yangon on the 1-6 dec 2008 alone...anyone going there on the same date? probably we can meet up and hang around there...i will be staying at traders hotel...do contact me as we can plan to meet up...cheers
After I returned from a wonderful trip from Mayanmar, I decided the make a journal. But I missing a picture of the strings outside the windows into the street where people haul up goods, post etc. Can anybody help, thanks, Angie
Intend to travel to Yangon coming august, spending one-and-a-half week in Myanmar. Are the Myanmar people ready to welcome tourists again, after the ordeal of the cyclone? Or is it too early to travel there? I'd love to hear from local folks and farangs.
I am planning a trip to Burma later this year (hopefully the recent situation will improve over the next months). I plan to purchase some souvenirs and gifts in Burma to take back to the US with me but I am hearing that no Burmese-made goods are allowed into the US by CBP. Does anyone have any recent experience they can relay to me or tips on bringing Burmese goods into the States. I would certainly appreciate any feedback. Thanks. ptharri Gainesville, VA
Is there much in the way of nightlife in Yangon? I was there 2 years ago and it was dire.
Has anyone recently lived and worked in Yangon and can tell me about their experience? What kind of jobs are available? How to rent accommodation? What kind of visa is required? Thanx
Hi All, Will be in Yangon next week from 23-26 Jan '08 and am wondering if it's worth to make a full day excursion to Twantay to see the cottage industries (pottery, weaving, fishing village & market? Anybody know how to get there, how long it takes & aprox costs? I heard the easiest way is to take a ferry but I don't know from where in Yangon?
Hi, I and my husband will be in Rangoon during 5-12/02/08, and Bagan during 13-19/02/08 we would like to have someone who can speak english to help us communicate with locals, we pay your reasonable wage include meal,student is also welcome. please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org thank you
Does any body know how foreign tourists are being affaected under the current situation i Yangon?
Hi all, I have read on some site that an indipendent tourist is only allowed to use the airline to travel between cities in Burma, is this info correct? I'll be going to yangon first and from there I would like to visit mandalay but I would like to go by bus or boat because of the better view,I will be traveling alone and I want to be sure that once there I can book a bus or boart without problems, can anyone informe me on this? Thanks
My guidebook is from 2002 and is probably wrong about most things. I´m needing to know if and where I can find a automatic teller machine in Yangon or at the airport where I can draw money on my Visa Debit card. Do they still use the system of exchanging for FEC´s? What´s the best for me? I could just pay with cash US dollars? Dres
We are going to Rangoon in August. What is a must do and see and what should we avoid seeing or experiencing? Thanks, Dres
A question regarding use of money in Yangon. As a visitor, when mustUSs be used when is it possible to use local currency for eg. internal air flights, hotels (mid ranged), taxis, etc? And finally, does it make any difference in terms of actual out-of-pocket expenses? Vic
I noticed that there are at least a dozen good golf courses around Yangon. Does any one know of any 'golf societies' (like in Thailand), where expats and others who love to golf can link-up for matches (often discounted), transportation, socializing etc? Thanks Vic
Hi! Is end November/ December a nice season to visit burma? will it be cold? is the sunrise / sunset early? is it safe to travel to burma alone? is it safe to travel to around burma by trains / buses? thanks!
Can any one tell me something about how to go towards Akyab - north west from Rangoon ! Thanks
I am coming to Rangoon from bkk on July 3rd morning. Want to go towards the Bangladesh border to find out how much work is done for the road between Bangladesh & Rangoon. Or atleast will like to have some idea about the part where the new road is expected to join with the Burma highway. If any one have any knowledge in this are - please write me . Thanks
Hi wow I just stumbled on this site it is great and so is all the useful information on Yangon Is this airfare correct, I will be in bangkok to visit friends in april and have visa to Yangon but had almost decideing not to come as it seems all airfares and tours are inUS and very expensive/Im australian and when I compare this to USdollors I can not afford to come, Bangkok is so much cheaper. but your airfare seems to good of offer. thanks Charz
Is there easy to get internet access in Rangoon? Thinking of bringing my notebook with me during my visit to Rangoon, but cant seems to able to use IPASS roaming service according to my ISP.
half january i'll be near Kyaikhtiyo and would like to visit the gold pagoda but j know that ,at present ther's work in progress and the pagoga is hidden? is it true? i would like some news about this fact. thanks v.m.
what are your favorite disco? the BME,Pioneer club, the best 69,or........................?????????????? tell me your advices , thanks
I am a thirty-something female and will be in Myanmar from December 13 until December 24. I have a few family members in Myanmar, but I’ll be traveling there solo and will be on my own most of the time. I’ve traveled all over the world, but I’ve never traveled by myself. I must say, I’m excited yet nervous. If anyone is going to be in Yangon around the same time, I’d love to meet up with you and explore Yangon a bit (including restaurants, nightlife, pagodas, etc.). I speak a little Burmese and have been there before; so that should be good. A little bit about me: I’m passionate about fitness (I stay active and love to go skiing, hiking and whitewater rafting). I’m passionate about food (I love eating out, especially at intimate BYOB’s and the new “it” restaurants. I also love to cook, especially Asian fusion). I am even passionate about my job (I’m an attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Just so that it’s clear: I’m not looking to hook up with anyone; I do have a serious boyfriend. I just want to meet new friends to hang out with while in Myanmar. I’d love to meet other professionals, male or female, around my age (25-40 years) - and I'd especially love to meet American expats living in Yangon. I hope to hear from you soon! :)