DAGON

‘Little NGO world.’ ‘Foreigners’ ghetto.’ ‘Hipster Yangon.’ Located just north of downtown – and conveniently close to the shopping mecca of Bogyoke market – Dagon is the favored hangout for the city’s blossoming expat community. Probably because it’s one of the few places in town you can enjoy a delicious Western-style coffee and an awesome plate of local noodles on the same block. Over the past few years, zen cafes, international restaurants and yoga studios have sprouted amid more traditional Yangon features – ever broken pavements and some truly notorious stray dogs. Condos and shiny glass offices sit next to beloved local Shan joints and tea shops.
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NLD MP: ‘I fear we are returning to the age of the generals’

When three Yangon journalists were arrested this week for publishing an article that criticized the Yangon Region chief minister Phyo Min Thein, one lawmaker from the chief...

NLD fires two insubordinate lawmakers

NLD fires two insubordinate lawmakers

The National League for Democracy dismissed two lawmakers from leadership posts within the party last month for violating party regulations during their interactions with the...