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The beginning of the end? Junction City, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 27, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
The beginning of the end? Junction City, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

One of the things I really liked about Myanmar was the lack of the ‘big’ companies, you know, the usual ones you see on your travels – Starbuck, MacDonalds, Burger King, Costa, Pizza Hut etc. On my last visit to Myanmar in 2015 I was amazed that I only saw one such company, KFC. That was […]

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Around the streets of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 27, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Around the streets of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

I was last in Myanmar in 2015 and it was great to be back. One of the things I really like doing in any city is just wandering around looking at what is going on and taking photos. Everywhere I go there is a fascination with mobile phones…. And life is lived on the streets in […]

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Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – 2017 – part 1 of 2

By on March 26, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – 2017 – part 1 of 2

I first visited the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 – see Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 1 of 2 and Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 2, and it was great to be back. And this time I took two of my visit […]

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Where can you find the 10 Courts of Hell in Singapore?

By on May 23, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Where can you find the 10 Courts of Hell in Singapore?

Well the answer is, of course, the 10 Courts of Hell can be found in Haw Par Villa (虎豹别墅), 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore, and you even get free entry to experience them! I really don’t know what to say about the Courts other than they are extremely weird as they show scenes depicting bizarre […]

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Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore – free entry

By on May 23, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore – free entry

Now Haw Par Villa (虎豹别墅) – 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore – is, well, weird. I have never seen anything like it, and I may not want to see anything like it ever again! It is one of those places that leaves you thinking “Why?” and “How much did that cost to build?”. Haw Par […]

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Heading to the airport at 5 am in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 4, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

Far, far too early to be up and about. And far, far too early to be in a taxi going through Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma). However, it is interesting to be up this early and to see the city waking up (or possibly just going to bed). Surprising number of people on the streets exercising. […]

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Myanmar or Burma? Burma or Myanmar? Yangon or Rangoon?

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

That is a good question… Which is it? Burma or Myanmar? Yangon or Rangoon? In terms of the Internet it can be any one of them, and that can make life difficult when searching for information. What do you type in? Yangon or Rangoon? Burma or Myanmar? In Yangon (Rangoon) the airport goes by the […]

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Summary of my trip to Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Summary of my trip to Myanmar (Burma)

Well, it was very interesting and enjoyable ten-day trip to Myanmar (Burma). Myanmar (Burma) was as I expected, but at the same time different. Having spent quite a bit of time in Malaysia I was expecting Myanmar (Burma) to be very similar, which is was, but at the same time there were noticeable differences. There […]

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Travel Tip: Taxis in Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

Taxis in Myanmar (Burma) don’t appear to be metered, seat-belts are optional, and the vehicles are in various states of repair. You will often get approached on street for a taxi with a ’taxi sir?’, but beware, some taxis are motorbikes. I found taxis to be much more common in Yangon (Rangoon) than in Mandalay, […]

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Odd buildings in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Odd buildings in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

There are a number of odd looking buildings around in Yangon (Rangoon). They seem to be abandoned, and, judging by rifle slots, military in nature… If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on Twitter: @nickswanderings.  

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