KAMARYUT

Farther west along University Avenue road is Kamaryut Township. Judging by the name, you may not be surprised to discover that this is the home of Yangon University, a sprawling campus that dates back to the British colonial era. Here we have the southwestern shores of Myanmar’s biggest body of water, Inya Lake, and the quarter of Hledan, a funky neighborhood full of street food and bookshops and even a mini-mall, Hledan Centre. The area is popular with artists.
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Augustine’s Antiques: Stewards of Myanmar history

Augustine’s Antiques: Stewards of Myanmar history

The family behind Augustine’s Antiques have been collecting rare and beautiful objects from throughout Myanmar’s history for more than 50 years. In a cramped,...

Half-price dim sum at Paradise Dynasty until Sept. 14

Half-price dim sum at Paradise Dynasty until Sept. 14

In honor of its one-year anniversary, Paradise Dynasty (“Legend of Xiao Long Bao”) is offering everything at half price until Sept. 14. The Yangon branch of this Singaporean...

Women’s group says rape, child abandonment linked to girls ‘losing values and virginity’

Women’s group says rape, child abandonment linked to girls ‘losing values and virginity’

Representatives of the Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation (MWAF) told a gathering of young people last weekend that unwanted conception, infant abandonment, and child rape can...

Buddhist monk jailed for a month for anti-Rohingya protest

Buddhist monk jailed for a month for anti-Rohingya protest

Ultra-nationalist Buddhist monk Pamaukkha was sentenced to a month in jail by a Kamayut Township court yesterday for leading a protest outside the US embassy in Yangon last year...

Police officer killed by drunk driver while investigating car crash

Police officer killed by drunk driver while investigating car crash

A police officer was killed on Monday by a drunk driver who drove onto the scene of an earlier car accident. Around 2am on Monday, the Kamaryut police station was informed of a...

Skateboarding group beat up by 20-strong mob in skate park

Skateboarding group beat up by 20-strong mob in skate park

Five teenagers were beat up by a mob of about 20 people at the skate park under the Hledan flyover over the weekend, police confirm. The incident took place around 4pm on Sunday...

Driver hits pedestrian, flees scene, hits another pedestrian

Driver hits pedestrian, flees scene, hits another pedestrian

You know how some really awful people commit hit-and-runs? Well, Kamaryut police are now prosecuting a woman who committed a hit-and-run… and then hit another person and (tried...

NLD official sentenced to 6 months in prison over Facebook post

NLD official sentenced to 6 months in prison over Facebook post

Political scientist and NLD official Myo Yan Naung Thein was sentenced to six months in prison today after the Kamayut Township court found him guilty of violating Section 66(D)...

Chinese students dominate the Burmese language classroom

Chinese students dominate the Burmese language classroom

Students from China outnumber other groups of foreign students at the Yangon University of Foreign Languages, Eleven reported this week. Among the 249 foreign students...

Strangers offer family a way out of poverty, now Yangon residents want to help

Strangers offer family a way out of poverty, now Yangon residents want to help

The story of a single act of kindness went viral in Yangon last week, and now residents are clamoring to get involved in poverty alleviation projects in the city. “Dear people...