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Yangon in 12 hours

January 20, 2015

Yangon is just another big city, I would recommend that you don’t spend too much time in this city and head out to visit other parts of Myanmar. Yangon is currently served by budget airlines such as Tigerair, Jetstar, Airasia, and national airlines such as Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, MAI. The duration of the flight is …
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more than I Bagan for

January 19, 2015

For our second day at Bagan, we rented an ebike for the whole day because it is so much more convenient to get around. Our first stop was the chldren’s house. The three local children (Yiyi, Junjun and Somsom) whom we met randomly yesterday and had lunch together, had agreed to bring us out. We …
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Bagan and the mysterious temples

January 18, 2015

Upon arriving at Nyuang-U, the bus station that leads to Bagan, we were immediately faced with numerous touts trying to sell us their taxi, bicycle, trishaw or horse carriage into the town. It was 3am and we were still quite groggy when we arrived in Nyuang-U and I didn’t like how pushy the locals were. …
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Inle lake boat tour

January 17, 2015

On our second day in Inle we took a boat tour because we realised that’s the only way we can see the floating villages. In the morning it was raining and I felt disappointed because of the bad weather and we could not see much. Luckily the boatman had prepared umbrellas and blanket for us …
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Nyaung Shwe

January 16, 2015

The overnight bus from Yangon to Inle took about 12h with pit stops along the way. The bus was quite comfortable, with snacks and water served and the seats were spacious. We arrived in shywen yang, the town closest to Inle around 530am and a local person solicited 10 usd from us for the tourist …
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First impressions of Myanmar

January 15, 2015

The plane was quite empty, so I changed from my allocated seat along the aisle to an empty row behind with my favourite window seat. I was not tired despite sleeping for only four hours the previous night. As the plane was landing, I peered out of the window and saw many flood ricefields and …
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How to apply for a Myanmar visa in Singapore

December 12, 2014

Although Myanmar is part of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), but for Singapore passport holders, we still need to apply for a visa before entering the country. There are two ways to do so – either in person at the embassy (cost $45) or apply for an e-visa online at http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/NewApplication.aspx (cost $65). The …
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The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

July 25, 2014

So I’ve visited 25 out of these 50 cities..I need to continue traveling more!!! With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we’ve gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the …
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