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  • Tips for smart street eating in Southeast Asia
    Tips for smart street eating in Southeast Asia
    Smoky chicken sate plucked from a grill and dipped in sweet-spicy peanut sauce in a Jakarta alley. Steamed ground rice and jaggery cakes eaten from a banana leaf on a street corner in Penang. A mound of sticky rice drizzled with coconut cream and topped with juicy mango slices spooned up at a stall in a Chiang Mai market. For the Asia-bound traveler keen to know the region’s diverse culinary cultures, these are essential experiences.

    In this part of the world the term “street food” (or “hawker food,” as it’s referred to in Malaysia and Singapore) denotes not just a cheap and quick way to fill one’s belly. It also describes a repertoire of dishes prepared by experienced specialists, dishes rarely duplicated successfully in restaurant kitchens. Eating on the Asian street offers the opportunity to observe cooking techniques up close and to engage with strangers over a meal in a way that would be difficult in a proper brick and mortar eatery.

    - By Robyn Eckhardt -http://zesterdaily.com/
  • Myanmar E-Visa to Be Introduced by This Year: Official
    Myanmar E-Visa to Be Introduced by This Year: Official
    The Department of Immigration and Population (DIP) under the Immigration Ministry by this year will finally implement an E-Visa system which was initiated in 2011, a top official said.The system will enable a visa applicant to receive Myanmar visa within three days of submitting application, thus saving time and costs, U Maung Maung Than, Director of DIP said.“This will not only benefit foreign businesspeople but also tourists,”
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  • Yangon: Colonial buildings, artisan cheese and local art
    Yangon: Colonial buildings, artisan cheese and local art

    Enjoy with Sisters Tours to explore this evolving yet well-preserved Myanmar city. The city of golden pagodas is opening to the outside world and they can’t wait to show off a blossoming arts community, a growing preservation movement and a small but committed group of foodies.

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  • 8 Reasons To Go To Myanmar Now
    8 Reasons To Go To Myanmar Now

    For decades, Myanmar has isolated itself from western eyes. The junta-controlled country began to open to tourism in 1996, but its use of forced labor and the imprisonment of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi led to international economic sanctions and an unofficial tourism boycott.
    Now though, things are changing for the better.  Aung San Suu Kyi is free, the country's opening up to the west, and an official visit by Hilary Clinton recognizes the Junta's efforts to bring Myanmar -- often called Burma -- into the modern world.  Myanmar is finally ready for its moment in the spotlight - and it can be an ideal destination for your next travel plan.

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  • Kayin New Year
    Kayin New Year
    Kayin New Year day is a National Public Holiday in Myanmar....
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  • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival (Inle Lake)
    Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival (Inle Lake)
    One of the famous principal shrines in Myanmar, this pagoda...
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  • Myanmar New Year Festival
    Myanmar New Year Festival
    Myanmar New Year Festival is held after the consecutive...
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  • Maha Muni Pagoda Festival
    Maha Muni Pagoda Festival
    February is the coldest month in Myanmar and at the Maha Muni...
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