Tag: yangon

Myanmar’s military launches coup: Aung San Suu Kyi and state leaders arrested

Myanmar’s military has seized power in a coup in the early hours on 1 February and placed Myanmar’s state counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s President Win Myint, and other senior members of the country’s ruling party under military arrest. Hours after the arrests, military TV confirmed that it had taken over the country…

Denmark participating in sustainable urban planning in Yangon

The Royal Danish Embassy in Yangon has announced a green initiative plan in Myanmar. The statement said: “Earlier in May, Denmark signed an agreement for support to @DohEainYGN, a social enterprise working to protect and develop Yangon’s architectural and cultural heritage. The new project will focus on developing the historic Bank Street in down town…

Denmark donates 50,000 masks to Hlaing Tharyar community in Myanmar

Denmark has donated 50,000 medical grade masks for the vulnerable community in Hlaing Tharyar Township, which is one of the most populated townships in Yangon Region with a large number of internal migrant workers. The masks will be distributed through the township’s Covid-19 Prevention and Control Committee to the street vendors and daily wage earners…

Martin’s Myanmar mission: Getting a grip on the work place hierarchy

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“I felt I came too late,” Martin Hamann says about his arrival in Myanmar in 2014. He felt that it was too late to experience the real, unspoiled Myanmar. “I guess I had a fear of missing out and major transitions had already taken place by the time I arrived. People said expats were rolling…

Asian adventures: The sun always shines on Birgitte

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Birgitte Weeke might just have the most genuine smile I have ever seen despite the fact that I’m late due to Yangon’s morning traffic. She’s sipping coffee as she sits by the window in a modern café with cakes and quiches on display. “52 this Christmas. Or 53. You would have to ask my son,”…

Dane about life in Myanmar in 1991: “My phone was tapped”

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No shops, no good restaurants, no super markets and no private satellite dishes allowed, so no international news. That was the reality when Jørn Kristensen and his wife, Astri, arrived in Myanmar in 1991. “It was an isolated and broken country in many ways,” Jørn Kristensen says. Only few years before his arrival, a devaluation…