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.
RECENT ARTICLES IN Dagon
Artist Chuu Wai Nyein smirks at the patriarchy

Artist Chuu Wai Nyein smirks at the patriarchy

Chuu Wai Nyein was 18 years old when she went for a motorbike ride that would carry her to her station in the fight against sexism. As she rode through the streets of Mandalay one...

Rakhine groups object to ethnic ‘masquerade’ at Rangoon rally

Rakhine groups object to ethnic ‘masquerade’ at Rangoon rally

A number of Rakhine civil society organizations (CSOs) on Tuesday released a joint-statement, saying they “strongly condemned” the inclusion of pro-military activists dressed...

Rangoon rally was a ‘masquerade’, say ethnic CSOs

Rangoon rally was a ‘masquerade’, say ethnic CSOs

Many of the participants at Monday’s rally in Yangon were not members of ethnic minorities but rather local pro-military activists masquerading in ethnic costumes, according...

Celebrate free speech with Poetry Corner this Thursday

Celebrate free speech with Poetry Corner this Thursday

Poetry Corner is coming to Yangon this Thursday, and they want you to join in its celebration of poetry, free speech and reconciliation. The group’s first event will be held...

Shwedagon Pagoda trustees awaiting police instruction to ramp up security

Shwedagon Pagoda trustees awaiting police instruction to ramp up security

U Htun Aung Ngwe, a member of the Shwedagon Pagoda board of trustees, said the board is prepared to increase security measures at the pagoda in accordance with police...

Australian tourist dies after falling from military building

Australian tourist dies after falling from military building

A 29-year-old Australian man was fatally injured after he fell from the roof of Building 97 of the Nawarat Housing Complex on U Wisara Road in Dagon Township at 11:30pm on October...

Shwedagon Pagoda collects $3.2m from foreigners in October

Shwedagon Pagoda collects $3.2m from foreigners in October

Around 570,960 foreigners visited Shwedagon Pagoda this October, reports Eleven. Although we can’t confirm whether this is the highest monthly record to date, it’s safe...

Creative space Ngar Sé is opening this weekend!

Creative space Ngar Sé is opening this weekend!

Yangon’s creative titans are finally opening the communal creative space we’ve long been waiting for. Ngar Sé, or 50, located at 50 Bo Yar Nyunt Road, will hold its...

Man nicknamed ‘Big Japan’ attacked karaoke-singing cops with a sword, Yangon police say

Man nicknamed ‘Big Japan’ attacked karaoke-singing cops with a sword, Yangon police say

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Art show captures quiet moments of beauty in Myanmar

Art show captures quiet moments of beauty in Myanmar

Painter's fourth solo