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    Rose Garden Hotel Yangon

    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

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    PARKROYAL Yangon

    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

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    Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel

    I was standing on the balcony of my cabin admiring the cocoa-coloured Yangon River when the phone in my room began to ring. Running back inside, I found myself at a momentary loss as my eyes settled on a vintage black candlestick telephone complete with a brass dial and a receiver that dangled on a fork. Unsure as to which part to speak into, I tried to recall scenes from the British period drama Downton Abbey.

    Words: Beverly Rodrigues

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    Across Myanmar

    One of Asia’s most mysterious gems awakens, welcoming visitors to explore its long hidden pagodas and vivid landscapes, and bask in its old-world charm.

    Words: Potpot Pinili 

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    Next to Nirvana

    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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    Passage to Myanmar

    From the golden pagodas that dominate the skyline in Yangon, and the vast plains of Bagan dotted with thousands of temples and ruins, to the languid waters of Inle Lake where fishermen row boats using their legs, Myanmar is still a mystery to many and an exotic destination that has only recently opened up to world travellers.

    Words & Photography: Adam Lee

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    Aquatic Shangri-La

    Located in the Shan Plateau, around 660 kilometres from Yangon, the Inle Lake is renowned for its ‘sons of the lake’ – the Intha fishermen who row fishing boats with their legs.

    Words & Photography: Edgar Alan Zeta-Yap

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