LANMADAW

Lanmadaw Township is situated on the western edge of downtown Yangon and makes up part of Chinatown, which was created when the British expanded Rangoon in the 1850s. It is home to part of the city's new, controversial night market, where vendors have been forced to sell their wares after being banned from the streets in an effort to combat traffic congestion. The night market has been the site of conflict between vendors and authorities because the market only has space for 1,600 vendors out of a total of 6,000. Lanmadaw is also where a bridge to Dala Township is expected to be built, which many fear will just make traffic worse.
RECENT ARTICLES IN Lanmadaw

Brawl breaks out between Lanmadaw street vendors and YCDC employees

Since the establishment of the night market, Yangon authorities have been making an effort to get street vendors off the main downtown roads, mostly in an attempt to ease traffic....

Brawl breaks out between Lanmadaw street vendors and YCDC employees

Foreigner detained for driving e-bike in downtown Yangon

A Scandanavian man was stopped by police yesterday afternoon while riding an electric scooter downtown near Bogyoke Road and 12th Street. The man was then taken to the Lanmadaw...

Foreigner detained for driving e-bike in downtown Yangon

6-year-old boy in Lanmadaw checked for Zika infection

Dr Than Htun Aung, the deputy director of the Public Health Department in Naypyidaw, said a 6-year-old boy from Lanmadaw Township in Yangon is being checked for infection with the...

6-year-old boy in Lanmadaw checked for Zika infection