YANGON, Burma (AP) — Hilton Worldwide has signed a contract to operate five hotels in Burma , which is emerging as a popular Southeast Asian tourist destination after military rule was lifted in 2011. Hilton is teaming up with Eden Group, a Burma conglomerate with businesses from hotels to energy. Hilton says it will rebrand...
FOR a taste of rural Burma and the opportunity to enjoy homestays in villages along the way, head to Shan State in the country's northeast. With rolling hills, few roads and welcoming locals, it's an experience not to be forgotten....
By Sarah Waldron I HAD a plan. And I only had 48 hours to do it. Get myself from Bangkok to Bagan, a small ancient city southwest of Mandalay, Burma and back to Bangkok in just over two days. Was it ideal, this slapdash trip to one of the world’s most fascinating countries? It certainly...
MRAUK-U, Burma (AP) — It was dusk in a corner of Burma recently shaken by some of the bloodiest sectarian violence in a generation, and a dozen Canadian tourists climbed to the top of a grassy hill, cameras ready to capture the sweeping view. Moss-covered pagodas rose from foggy hilltops all along the horizon, their...
BURMA is seeking local and foreign investors to fund construction of a second airport for the country’s largest city Yangon. The head of the civil aviation department said Monday that the planned Hanthawaddy International Airport will cover an area nine times the size of Yangon International Airport. Construction work on the airport originally started in...
South Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 6:39PM UTC
North Korea: Kim Jong-un’s sister named senior official
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 6:23PM UTC
India tour match suspended after Phil Hughes death
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 6:08PM UTC
Malaysia leader Najib Razak reverses pledge to scrap sedition law
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 5:50PM UTC
India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists, say investigators
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 4:16PM UTC
Toyota recalls more cars for air bag problems
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 4:10PM UTC