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One of Yangon's most prestigious shopping malls! - Reweireview of Junction City, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
While visiting Bogyoke Aung San Market we had seen the recently constructed, almost finished Junction City Shopping Centre, which is situated in the immediate vicinity of Bogyoke Market. This very large shopping centre will sometimes open in March 2017 and offer a varied and thrilling selection of fashions, cosmetics, technology, grocery and life-style shops from all over the globe, among them multinational flag store chains and renowned labels.
Thinking it' gonna be a great place to shop in Yangon. We' d like to pay a short trip to the mall the next time we come to Yangon. Opposite the old Bogyoke (?) fair. The Junction City is directly opposite Bogyoke Mar. You need to chill out, go to Junction City.
It is not only the shops that are good, the air conditioning pumps harsh and very cool / invigorating. Now, I think Junction Town is the largest commercial center in Yangon. Have you been to Junction Town?
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The name Rangoon is actually a little outdated. One of these was the move to rename Rangoon (Burma's biggest city) to Yangon. Much of the world' s population, but also many minorities within Burma, did not agree with this name chang.
That' s why you will still be hearing the name in both directions.... I stay with "Rangoon" because I simply like the name more. The book was published at the end of a long chronicle of my adventure through Burma. Now, you'll be happy to know I got a cab, and everything's fine.
When I first came to Rangoon, I was a little at a loss. Well, I was. but I wanted to go back to Rangoon. After I had 3 working nights until my plane to Bangladesh, I chose to use this period to snoop around the town and find out once and for all.
With 13 US$ per overnight it is one of the lowest cost places in the town and it was great - certainly better than Backpacker Myanmar, where I was for the first case. So first I have to make the greatest call and thank my friend Alexis for taking me under her wings and showing me the true Rangoon.
This was a very different one than the first one, and one I definitely could never have had without help. Turns out Rangoon is the Brooklyn of Southeast Asia. It' still a rather rough place, but in a few years the fun stuff will be here.
Well, some of it was really cool. It is usually quite costly, at least in comparison to traditional food, but this is to be found in this part of the globe. That' s not all Rangoon has to show, but it should give you a good insight into the game.
While these issues are usually contentious, Burma has a history of forced censure and police prosecution. Yangon Tea House is the first'upscale' tea house in Rangoon, but I'm sure more will be. For Burma, this place could be the primordial "hipster".
The Rangoon Tea House also has a number of regularly hosted fun activities for the area. It is definitely deserving a look if you are ever in Rangoon! At its heyday, it was apparently the "place of being" in Rangoon. That' s right: there is now a ban on companies from 11 p.m. in Rangoon.
As I was dropping off, I felt like I was in a local Riviera place. It' Rangoon's first (and, I'm fairly sure, only) roofing place. It' obviously not quite on the standard of the roof top restaurants I went to in Bangkok and Singapore, but Vista has a much more exciting prospect to offer: front rows of nighttime SWEDAGONS.
If you go, I suggest that you say a strong and immediate no to the cabbies outside. Cabmen, who wait in front of upmarket facilities like this, want to rob someone. This boutique is Pomelo, and if you're ever in the monsoon, you should see it!
Established by Miraqi Judaic transplantations to Rangoon, Gekko is actually a traditional Chinese cuisine. I' m sure there's a great storyline there, but unfortunately that's all I know. But the end product of this must have been quite good, because Gekko is one of the hottest little places I've ever seen.
They have a great place, and they have a fairly large liquor menue, if that's all you're interested in. That' more or less his only goodness. But if you are not and still want to be away for a long time, you have no good in Rangoon. It' cost a lot, and they let you examine your pocket at the front of your room, which has advantages and disadvantages that I appreciate.
However, even on the night when there is no incident, they fill up quite quickly, so if you want to be sure, it's best not to be overdue. One goes there to buy a pail of flesh and throws it into the river to observe the inebriation.
Organizing a provocative cab trip was a challenge because it is quite far away from the well-trodden paths. I' ve got no home for you this one. and the gators were quite inert. And the other one was holding a fairly large area of slimy, bay waters. Look at that. Look at that: During my last few outings in Rangoon I've explored a great deal more, but I've mostly kept away from the touristic rush.
To be honest, the Shwedagon Pagoda is the only "attraction" in the classic meaning of the term, but I chose to jump it over, and in hindsight I like it. I' d also thought about taking the Yangon but when I got to the Yangon I found that the whites are charging almost ten times the regular fare for a one-way crossing.
During most of my experiences in Burma I have found that human beings are much less discriminating against me than in other places like Vietnam or Indonesia. In order to give you a few samples, we got a long free cab trip in Mandalay at one point, if you recall this one. In Rangoon, at another point, some of us were sitting in a cab that was jammed.
One of them is the secretarial office where Aung San, who brought Burma to the liberty of the British, was murdered. Have a look at my nice pictures: Most of the Rangoon period was fine but towards the end I ran out of happiness and was hit by a rainstorm.
But that doesn't mean I liked ALL the foods I've tasted. So I was ready to take my plane to Bangladesh (my next destination).... but then, the eve of my departure, I really ran out of happiness. Burma's tourist industry is not a big deal yet.
To find out more about the Rangoon foodies community, take a look at Yangon Foodies. If you want to know more about Burma as a whole, take a look at the Burma Index, where all my quests are filed by place.