Yangon Orders Closure of Unlicensed Luxury Spa in Myanmar’s Historic Secretariat

YANGON—A newly-opened deluxe spa at Yangon’s Secretariat will have to be closed because it has no operating license, according to the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). “We have not officially issued a business license to the spa at the Secretariat. As it is operating without a license, it has to be closed,” U Than, the […]

Myanmar’s hero was killed here. Now U.S. brands are setting up stalls.

The Secretariat, a building in Myanmar’s former capital where the independence hero Aung San was assassinated in 1947, is a powerful touchstone for the country’s history and identity. Next week, the Secretariat’s grounds are scheduled to host a night bazaar promoting ties between Myanmar and the United States, with Krispy Kreme doughnuts and other American […]

Yangon Heritage Building Reopens to Public

Tourists can now explore one of Myanmar’s most historical colonial buildings as Yangon’s iconic Secretariat opens to the public for the first time in decades. Now high hopes are being pinned on the 120-year-old building becoming a major tourist draw to Yangon, with the launch of tours led by Asia Tours Myanmar while work gets […]