Secretariat Building

The recently reopened secretariat building has witnessed the most dramatic moments of Myanmar’s history. A short tour inside the building is an eye opening experience due to its grandeur, colonial architecture, and interesting stories behind each of its walls. The Secretariat was the home and administrative seats of British Burma and is the spot where General Aung San and six […]


The Shan make up approximately 10% of Myanmar’s population. The Shan, or Tai Yai as they call themselves, are the second-largest nationality in the Union of Myanmar. Close relatives of the Thai, the Shan mainly inhabit the upland areas of northeast Myanmar. They work mostly as wet-rice farmers and practice Theravada Buddhism.

Shan Noodles

Originating in Shan State, this noodle dish has become a highlight of the local cuisine throughout Myanmar. Served in a noodle soup ingredients usually added are vegetables, chili, and marinated chicken or pork.


Sharky’s is a Yangon institution. From ice cream to steak, tortillas to pizza, and even a bakery, Sharky’s is the premier gourmet deli in Yangon. Their artisan deli and restaurant source all their ingredients from local farms. Their authentic homemade gelato and waffle cones are made fresh and available at all their locations.

Shwe Taung Tan Street

Shwe Taung Tan Street  is a great little two block slice of Yangon culture. They have a bevy of restaurants with a wide selection of foods and the architecture is worth checking out as well. This link will provide additional information.


Signature sits in the Kandawgyi Lake Park and serves a selection of American, Italian, and Myanmar cuisine. The atmosphere feels like old world British and the staff are very friendly.

Su Zin Pet Hotel

Spa | Daycare | Taxi Service | pet Burial and cremation No. 1392, Padouk Myaing Street, 41-wards, North Dagon Township, Yangon. Phone: 09 782000 916

Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda is situated right in the center of Yangon. The Sule Pagoda is said to be over 2,000 years old and to enshrine a hair of Buddha. Its ‘Mon’ name ‘Kyaik Athok’ translates as “the pagoda where a Sacred Hair Relic is enshrined.” The pagoda is unusual in that its octagonal shape continues right up to the bell and […]