A prayer vigil on Tuesday was held at Rangoon’s Shwedagon pagoda for victims of the catastrophic earthquake that shook the Himalayan country on 25 April.
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More than 30,000 foreigners visited Rangoon’s famed Shwedagon pagoda in May this year, according to Myanmar Business Today. Numbers from the pagoda’s Board of Trustees showed that Thai tourists were[…]
The number of tourists visiting historical Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon reached a record high in 2014, according to one of the pagoda’s trustee committee members, who told DVB 442,947 tourists[…]
Feb 11, 2009 (DVB), While pagodas damaged by Cyclone Nargis in May last year remain in disrepair, the military regime has spent millions of dollars on building a replica of[…]
Feb 4, 2009 (DVB), Shwedagon pagoda authorities have been working for the past five months to repair damage caused in May last year by Cyclone Nargis, which dislodged precious gems[…]
Dec 7, 2007 (DVB), Police officers assigned to Shwedagon pagoda have been given a salary increase to counter discontent among the officers following the crackdown on protestors in September. The[…]
Myanma Railways has selected a consortium led by Singapore-based Oxley Holdings to carry out a $2.5 billion redevelopment of the Yangon Central Railway Station. The project is expected to turn the station and surrounding area into a futuristic transportation hub along with commercial amenities and housing.
The under-pressure developers of a controversial housing and commercial district in Rangoon say the government supports continuing the project.
Student protestors have been allowed to pass through police lines in Letpadan where they have been embroiled in a week-long standoff with police. Following talks on Tuesday morning, the education[…]