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Visiting Myanmar - Jun 2016
Taoiseach Lee Hsien Loong paid an offical visit to Myanmar from June 7-9, 2016. Nay Pyi Taw attended PM from 7 to 8 June 2016 and Yangon from 8 to 9 June 2016. The Prime Minister's visit marked the fiftieth centenary of the establishing of the Singapore-Myanmar Diplomacy Association.
At Nay Pyi Taw, the Prime Minister held meetings with President U Htin Kyaw, State Councillor, Union Minister in the presidency and Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as the Chairman of the Union Solidarity and Development Party and former President U Thein Sein. At Yangon, the Prime Minister was involved in the founding of the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute and participated in a welcome with Singapore.
U-Turn in Myanmar bans Bagan temples from being climbed
Burma has renounced a prohibition to climb a temple at the touristic hotspot of Bagan because it is feared that it will no longer be able to watch the famous sunset of the old city. On Monday, the Ministry of Culture prevented the public from climb over the memorials. However, by the end of Tuesday she had changed the order in which she allowed people to climb five of the biggest Buddhist peaks - in a group of more than 3,000 Buddhist buildings.
"We' d like to substitute the testimony about the ban on pagoda climbers with an exemption for five specific Bagan pagodas," the department said on its Facebook page. - Can I visit Burma separately? Since then, the number of tourists has increased and the number of international tourists has doubled in the last five years.
Over 500,000 visitors visit Myanmar's world-famous Shwedagon Pagoda last year - Xinhua
Yangon, January 15 (Xinhua) -- More than 517,000 visitors from over 40 nations came to Myanmar's world-renowned Shwedagon Pagoda last year, according to the Pagoda Board of Trustees on Friday. Most of the visitors come from Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Germany and China. Sixty-three thousand 644 visitors from 35 different nations came to the country in December 2015 alone, 15 168 of them Thai.
In December, the revenues of international tourism totalled over 385,000 US dollar. During the opening period, the Shwedagon Pagoda is usually overcrowded with domestic and international people. SWEDAGON Pagoda is the best replica of Myanmar's legacy, art, architecture and sculptures. Shedagon Pagoda is home to several hundred colourful shrines, Stupa and sculptures that represent the architectonic epoch of almost 2,500 years.