Golden arches not coming to the golden land: Thousands fooled by fake McDonald’s Myanmar page leave angry reviews

You know the old adage “If it’s on the internet, it must be true”? Well, thousands of Myanmar social media users live their lives by it… and thousands also found out yesterday that maybe they shouldn’t. Yesterday afternoon, ‘McDonald’s Myanmar’ set up a Facebook page that garnered nearly 10,000 likes in less than 24 hours …

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A guide to Sydney’s seafood culture

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