There are three things the Draper Startup House Yangon is full of – young startups, entrepreneurs and worldwide travelers. Take a seat at the hostel’s watering hole, a bar supported by HAPA Coffee & Cocktail, and the murmurs of startups, VCs, entrepreneurs and digital nomads at neighboring tables will...
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar, has pledged that no one will be left out from K40,000 assistance, the fourth batch of government financial assistance. “We will never knowingly leave anyone . If someone does not get the assistance, we will provide him or her. Therefore,...
Jason Farago (The New York Times) GHENT, Belgium – God is in the details, they assure you; but some art is so jam-packed with details, each hair so fine, each fold so painstaking, that it surpasses even the divine. Nearly six centuries ago here, the painter Jan van Eyck used...
U Ohn Maung, Union Minister of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, said that Myanmar’s dream of receiving five million tourists in 2020 was blown away by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Myanmar was on its track to receive over five million tourists in 2020 for the first time in its history....
BORN DIFFERENT Like most 3 year old, Thiha Zaw is outgoing and full of energy. He loves to run around with his neighborhood's kids to the point of skipping his meals. Unfortunately, he was abandoned by his biological parents and adopted by Daw Kyi Htay. He has been lucky that...

How Do You Follow an It Bag?

Vanessa Friedman The New York Times One evening in early December 2019, Daniel Lee, the newish designer of the Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta, went to the Fashion Awards in London to see how his brand had fared. He sat at a table with the Bottega chief executive, Bartolomeo Rongone, and...
အောက်တွင် မြန်မာလို ဖတ်ရှုနိုင်ပါသည် Recently, news of Australia-based mining company PanAust winning the exploration license on a massive area in upper Myanmar sparked online debates and concerns. One worried netizen wrote a Facebook post expressing her suspicion of the probability of extracting Rare Earth Elements by the company and warning the undesirable consequences of...
အောက်တွင် မြန်မာလိုဖတ်ရှုနိုင်ပါသည် Written by Tayzar Bhone Myint Myanmar allowed its citizens to go out and buy essential commodities during the period considered the peak of the local transmission. However, people tried to avoid going out and spent less, resulting in an 80 percent retail sales drop compared to last year, according...
As this issue goes to print, the new coronavirus has infected over 126,000 people in 124 countries around the world, with death toll topping 4,600 and more than 68,000 people now recovered. Myanmar has had no reported cases, but experts worry that there could be people who are infected...
အောက်တွင် မြန်မာလို ဖတ်ရှုနိုင်ပါသည် Ascent Myanmar Growth Fund I LP (AMGF), Myanmar-Focused private equity fund owned by Ascent Capital Partners Pte. Ltd, a Singapore-registered fund management firm, has made a combined $26 million minority investment in Frontiir Pte. Ltd, an internet service provider under the name Myanmar Net. “By supporting Frontiir, a...