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Silicon Valley firm bets on Myanmar

Myanmar Times — The company behind Myanmar-language news application Bindez Tha Din has now raised more than US$500,000 over three rounds of funding, with previous seed and angel financing adding up to $120,000 together.  24 more words


One of the world’s last great boomtowns

From Sovereign Man, by Tim Staermose

Since so much of Asia is on holiday for the Lunar New Year, I decided to travel to Myanmar to check out how the economy is developing. 586 more words


day 199: democracy

Here comes my last old photograph from Myanmar. The flag in the background is the flag of the National League of Democracy, the party fighting and working for democracy in Myanmar.


day 197: old gems

In the heat of Yangon I stumbled into another photo exhibition, with old photographs of people in Myanmar.

Another gem.


The Random Myanmar Trip

Last night, after a full 24 hours of flights and sitting-around-airports, Fang Deng and I finally got back to my apartment in the boonies outside of Beijing. 333 more words

day 196: Deitta

Deitta is a non-profit organization in Yangon, that works to develop documentary photography and filmmaking. They, together with (National Geographic) photographers make workshops with kids and other people in Myanmar. 77 more words