Entries relating to purchasing and selling consumer goods.

Bogoyoke Market

This historic market is often people’s first thought for shopping. It is an interesting large tourist market though it can be hot or overwhelming for visitors. Be aware that the market’s hours are approximately 10 am to 5:00 pm. The market is closed on Mondays, holidays and every full moon day. We recommend some of the following shops: Golden Myanmar […]

Green Electronics Store

Green Electronics Store is a small shop that supplies an array of electronic components from resistors, to Arduino’s, to LED’s and 3D printers. They will deliver if your order exceeds 20000 Kyat. The owners do not speak English.

Myanmar Lacquerware

Myanmar Lacquerware (commonly called 13th Street Lacquerware) is located at No. 17, 13th Street near Strand Road. This shop has set prices but is known for quality, pure lacquerware. Look at the teacup samples on the raised counter which shows the process of creating lacquerware. Here you will also be able to find the cups woven from horsehair and […]

Nagar Glass Factory

Opened in 1948 by a master glass craftsman and his wife, the factory was left to their family of five daughters and two sons who made the factory famous for its hand-blown designs. Over the years, Nagar Glass received high-profile commissions, such as the 5ft glass eyes of the Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha. It has done work for the Strand and other high-end […]

Pearl Condo

When it was first built the Pearl Condo complex was the destination for food, entertainment, and quality apartments. It was, I am told, the best place to live. While I’m sure that was true under the rule of the Tatmadaw and when sanctions were in full effect, Pearl Condo is a shadow of its former glory. Despite its crumbling veneer, […]


Pomelo is great for one-stop shopping with beautiful, high-quality items made by local craftsmen which you will not find anywhere else.  The bonus is one knows that all the money goes to the producers and daily shop operations. Pomelo is a project providing a sales space as well as assistance with designs and education for basic business principles. After opening […]

Pro Mart

Pro Mart is a Korean Grocery store located across the street from the Pearl Condo Shopping center. Pro Mart is probably the best in Yangon to buy Chicken, beef, and pork in Yangon.  

Retro Retro

Retro Retro is a fantastic little home decor store. It’s tucked away on a side street a few kilometers behind Myanmar Plaza. Their stock is from Thailand, Taiwan, and other points on the map. The shop is filled with everything from candles and scents to bowls and plates, to artwork for your walls. Phone: 09-954-285-337 or 09-964-285-337  


This family-run handicrafts store offers traditional arts and crafts such as lacquerware, puppets, and stuffed “gold thread” applique tapestries. The shop also offers a wide selection of jewelry, gems, and jade that have been sourced from across Myanmar.


Yangoods has shops in several locations across Yangon, with stores in Bagan and Mandalay as well. From their website: Yangoods is a lifestyle brand that specializes in the blending of historical art with 21st century sensibilities to revitalize Myanmar’s heritage.