The Very First Myanmar Thanakha Festival in Yangon​

When you are in Myanmar, you will notice the yellowish paste found painted on the faces of Burmese women and children, called Thanakha, everywhere. Thanakha paste is made by grinding the bark and roots of Thanakha trees, and mixing it with water on a stone slab called a Kyauk-Pyin. This paste is applied in stripes, circular patches, or ornate leaf patterns on the cheeks, noses, and forehead leaving yellow trails. Its sandalwood scent is another reason for its attractiveness. Myanmar people wear it on face, neck, hands and legs as a natural and efficient sunscreen against the hot tropical sun.​

China's Belt and Road Initiative: How will it impact Myanmar and transform trade in Asia?​

In September 2013 at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, Chinese president Xi Jin Ping announced that China would fund a New Silk Road Economic Belt across Eurasia to connect China with Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia. Chinese officials subsequently revealed ambitious plans to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in new infrastructure investments and upgrades including highways, pipelines, railroads, and power grids, along with related port and logistics upgrades in maritime partner countries.

Rediscover the History of Myanmar in The Secretariat​

The Secretariat is a national icon that represents the story of Myanmar in the making. Currently undergoing the most ambitious restoration in history, The Secretariat is set to become the architectural marvel where culture, commercial, and education intersect. It is a dedicated space where people and communities of Myanmar can convene at the heart of Yangon.

Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw 2019

Japan-Myanmar Pwe Taw or Japan-Myanmar Festival was first started as a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Myanmar in 2014. Since then, the festival becomes a yearly event between the Japanese and Myanmar people to get to know each other’s culture.​

Invest Myanmar Summit 2019: Opportunity to Discover the Business Potential of Myanmar​

Invest Myanmar Summit 2019 was held at Myanmar International Convention Centre 2 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from 28th-29th January 2019. This two-day event was organized by the UMFCCI which is a national level non-governmental organisation representing and safeguarding the interests of the private business sector.

Where Do Key Investment Opportunities Lie in Myanmar?

For those who are seeking business opportunities in Myanmar, following sectors are highlighted to accelerate the country's sustainable economic growth.

What Is the Best Time to Visit Myanmar and Its Famous Cities? ​

Having a tropical monsoon climate, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has got three distinct seasons: the hot season from March to May, the wet season from June to September, and the cool season from October to February. Similar to most places in Southeast Asia, due to the monsoon season, timing your trip to Myanmar is essential unless you want to spend most of your time battling against torrential rains and flooding or intense heat.

Why Invest In Myanmar?​

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar warmly invites responsible investors—both domestics and foreign—to seek and seize business opportunities in Myanmar to accelerate sustainable economic growth. The Myanmar Government is reforming the required regulations to create a more attractive and accessible regulatory climate for both domestics and foreign investors. The new Myanmar Investment Law came into effect on 18 October, 2016.


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