Kadan IslandCadan Island
Kyunsu, the "capital" of Kadan, where there are plenty of places to eat and shop. Kadan has three ferryboats a days (K1000, 45 min, 8 am, 11 am and 3 pm). Last boat back to Myeik leaves between 15.00 and 15.30.
Meral Archipelago's Kadan Island Slated for $4m resorts
Myeik Public Corporation is planning to spend $4 million next year on a Kadan Island complex in the largely pristine Mergui Archipelago. Myeik Public Corporation is planning to spend $4 million next year in a Kadan Island resource in the Mergui archipelago, according to Kyaw Myo Paing, the company's executive.
Announcing at the beginning of the year that it would lead four new tourist development initiatives in the largely pristine Mergui, the organisation said this weeks that it was reviewing these initiatives. Myeik Public Corporation originally had four archipelagic island in its sights - Chuntee Island (or Gabuza), Eastern Sula Island, Langan Island and Tanintharyi Island - but the corporation now has its sights set on Kadan, the biggest island in the island group.
It is located about 15 leagues from Myeik, a seaside city on the Burma continent that acts as the region's trading centre. "We have a final blueprint to launch our Kadan Island operation. They are expected to allow us to construct a Kadan Island residential area first," he said.
In addition, a second project was scheduled for Khuntee Island, as initially and a third for Saw Mon Hla Island. On the three archipelagos, there are plans to build buildings, gulf courts and businesses that are currently largely empty but could be used by tourism by 2018.
"We will be investing $4 million in Kadan Island alone because it is the next island from Myeik, just a 45-minute cruise there," Kyaw Myo Paing said, added that the plan is likely to take four years. Mergui Archipelago is made up of more than 800 islets covering an area of 10,000 sq. m. in southernmost Burma.
Although it is currently hard and costly to explore the area, also known as the Myeik Islands, it is becoming an important travel stop as Burma is welcoming more tourists from abroad. It is a designated main developing area under a tourism master plan presented by the Spanish authorities last year.
Burma's Union of Myanmar Travel Association chair Aung Myat Kyaw, an advisor to Burma's tourism marketing committee, said he agrees that more tourist will be seen in the islands after the Maw Daung crossing point, especially from neighbouring Thailand.