On this day in 1989, the then-military government changed the names of 165 streets in Yangon, dropping their English colonial names in favor of Burmese language replacements.
On this day in 1986, Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn made her first visit to Myanmar at the invitation of dictator General Ne Win.
The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company dominated river trade during the colonial period from its headquarters on Strand Road, which is the Myanma Port Authority building today.
On this day in 1954, Myanmar secured a pledge from Japan to pay reparations for violence and damage caused to the country under Japanese occupation during World War II.
On this day in 1942, renowned Myanmar traditional folk musician Sein Beda died of throat cancer.
Seventy-four years ago today, at the Nay Thurein Meeting, the Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League objected to Churchill’s proposal for only partial Burmese independence.
Fifty-nine years ago today, the ruthless military dictator Ne Win was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award. He refused it, believing it to be a tool of the American CIA.
On this day in 1943 Japan granted a sham independence to Myanmar, disingenuously installing a puppet government and suppressing the people.
Exactly 31 years ago today, U Sein Lwin began the shortest-lived presidency in modern Myanmar history, still managing to kill hundreds.
After decades of failed attempts, stakeholders are overjoyed. But new hotels and management transparency issues mean challenges still lie ahead.
On this day in 1975, a strong earthquake shook the country’s major tourist attraction, killing 2 and damaging hundreds of centuries-old pagodas.
Fifty-seven years ago today, Ne Win issued a bloody crackdown on Rangoon student protests. The next day, he dynamited the Students’ Union building.
National Museum show is the best-attended it has ever put on
The Tourist Burma Building, sitting on a prominent downtown crossroad, has emerged from decades of abandonment as a heritage treasure—and the public are invited inside.
On this day 89 years ago, Dobama Asiayone, or the We Burmans Association, was founded by Rangoon University instructor Thakhin Ba Thaung.