Walking into the Rose Garden Hotel Yangon, I immediately absorbed the luxury hotel’s two distinctive vibes: business and leisure. The juxtaposition between super-efficient conference rooms and art galleries where guests could linger unhurriedly over paintings, put this hotel right between both worlds.
Words: Stuart Danker
PARKROYAL Yangon is ensconced in the heart of the financial centre of the largest city in Myanmar, within the vicinity of La Pyayt Wun Plaza, Prime Hill and Sakura Tower. It is no wonder then that it is the accommodation of choice for expatriate and local movers and shakers, as proven by the multitude of businessmen in suits and local dignitaries in flowing longyi (traditional Burmese sarong) schmoozing at the lobby bar.
Words: Ari Fajar
There is little doubt that Myanmar, the former British colony once known as Burma, is rapidly changing. Left behind by its Southeast Asian neighbours after over two decades of military rule, Myanmar is now opening up to the world, yet the deep spirituality that remains the centre of daily life is still intact. One can’t help but feel that the longer you stay, the closer you can get to enlightenment.
Words & Photography: Abby Yao
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