Bogyoke Aung San Market

Notes by yeyette on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 under A Week in Myanmar, Yangon

Standard Post with ImageI was standing in a park, sipping the redbull which I bought in a small shop, thinking where to go. Then I remember my colleague told me to go to Bogyoke (pronounced as Bo-chok) Market. I tried to talk to the owner of the shop but she only smiled at me. She don't speak English. The younger lady, who happens to be her sister, smiled at me and told me she can speak English. I did not ask at how to go to Bogyoke Market first. I told her how beautiful and amazing Shwedagon is, which is true. She was…more

Shwedagon Pagoda

Notes by yeyette on Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 under A Week in Myanmar, Yangon

Standard Post with ImageI arrived in Yangon at 11AM via Jetstar. I booked the ticket for only SGD165 (USD117), during Singapore's SG50 promotion. What a steal! My Burmese friend told me that they never get this low amount before. It's always SGD300 above. My Burmese colleague told me that it's a bit hard to get a taxi in the airport for foreigners. Taxi drivers will give you a high price so you have to haggle with the driver. By the way, Philippine passport don't need a visa if you visit for less than 14 days. For other nationals, you can check Myanmar's embassy website for more…more