Myanmar Info



Moving to Myanmar?  Planning to travel here?  Just interested in this beautiful, alluring country?  You've found the right page!  

If you plan to move to Myanmar, you can purchase my forthcoming eBook, "Moving to Myanmar." Available April 2013.  


To keep updated on when the book will be released, sign-up here!


Once you land in Yangon,  buy "The Golden Guide."  It's the bible for Yangon expats. You can buy it at Monument Book Store or Sharky's.

One of your first stops ought to be to Yangon's new community website and forum, What's on Yangon. Here you will find reviews of hotels +  restaurants from locals living in Yangon. There are many forums where you can post questions. And you can check out the event calendar. 


To keep updated on when the book will be released, sign-up here!


The eBook is chock-a-block full of resources including: 
  • loads of guide books
  • Buddhism info
  • List of recommend fiction and non-fiction books
  • Blogs
Not only that, the eBook book has:
  • lists of international schools
  • packing lists
  • housing agent contact info
  • local websites and forums
  • LOADS of advice from expats and locals
  • ....lots and lots more!


Here are a few resources to get you started.

Each resource links (pink) to Amazon where you can purchase the book/video.

Myanmar Guide Books:




Myanmar Photography/Coffee Table Books:

 


22 comments:

  1. Hi Becky,

    I tried that google group you suggested, but can seem to find it...could you tell me the name again?

    Thanks,
    Amanda

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  2. By the way, we will be there in a couple weeks!

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  3. Hi Amanda,
    It's possible that the expat group I mentioned to you is closed for membership now; very soon, a new website called What's On Yangon will be launched. In fact, if you google it, you may find the site (I'm not sure the date of the soft launch yet as I am traveling at the moment). It will have everything - and more - that the email group had, but much more user friendly since it will be a website.

    In the meantime, if you have any questions, please let me know. I have pretty spotchy internet service (up in some rural areas of Myanmar) until Sunday. :)

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  4. Oh my, just found your site. I live in southern China, am traveling with my 3 kids (hubby still has to work) to Myanmar next week for 13 days. So excited! Flying in to Mandalay, so won't visit Yangon - gotta limit the traveling to keep the kids happy, and budget won't allow for domestic flights - so I'm eagerly doing all my research for our trip!!! I look forward to looking through your blog - first blush, looks awesome!!!!

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    1. Hi Jane!

      I'm glad that you found the site and are finding it useful! I hope that you have loads of fun in Myanmar. Where will be you be going? If you're heading to Bagan or Inle Lake, I can give you some suggestions of places to visit. :) It's a beautiful place. Myanmar is stunning and people are so, so nice!

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    2. Becky!

      Me, Barbara and daughter Ronya is maybe moving to Yangoon! I will be in Yangoon Thursday to Sundaya to "get the feeling".

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    3. Hi Tomas!

      Thanks for reaching out. If have any questions about Myanmar or would like to meet-up while you're in town, then let me know. :)

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  5. hi! i'm planning to go to myanmar next month, but it is still not clear about how to deal with money... i read that there are atm's now, but what about using dollars to pays instead of kyat?! can u help me?! thank u!

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    1. Hello,
      So sorry for the delay in writing back. It's still primarily a cash economy here, so the best bet is to bring in lots of crisp, clean USD$ with you. Be sure there are absolutely no creases or any marks on the dollars whatsoever. That means no writing (you'd be surprised how many have marks/writing on them) and no-no-no little black spots on the top of the bills (some of them have this weird mark on the top and those won't get accepted). From there, then cnce you arrive, you could either pay most places with USD or you can convert to kyat. IT is true there are some ATMs available where you can withdraw kyat, but it's best to rely on cash.

      Hope this helps! :)

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    2. Becky, bought your book, very helpful. Just landed in yangon today, went to both monument and Sharkys, neither had the Golden Guide, and both said they had no idea when the next batch would be in. Any thoughts on where/how else I might be able to get my hands on a copy? Thanks for all the help!

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    3. Hi!
      Welcome to Myanmar!

      The new 2013 Golden Guide was meant to print in March or April. I will get in touch with someone who will know what's happening.

      In the meantime, I'd def sign-up for YEC google group. You can also email me any questions you have & I'll try to help. :)

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  6. Becky, ordered the guide, very helpful. Simply gotten within yangon right now, went along to both monument and Sharkys, not experienced the Golden Guide, and also both stated that they no idea when the following set would be within. Any kind of thoughts on where/how in addition I would be capable of geting my own on the job a replica? Many thanks for each of the help!
    RS 2007 Gold
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  7. Hi Becky,
    Is your guide Yangon-centric? We are heading up to Mandalay soon and I was wondering if your e-guide would also have stuff relevant to Mandalay? Thanks!

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    1. Hi,
      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, the guide is very Yangon-centric, I'm afraid (in terms of my experiences and also the resources in the book); however, I think some of the resources in the back of the eBook would still be very applicable to you - particularly the packing lists and Myanmar information (books, films, etc.). There is also a lot of links to websites which would help you, and where to hook-up with others living in Myanmar. :)

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  12. Mariana CifuentesJuly 17, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Hi Becky,

    My family is moving to Yangon in a couple of weeks. I downloaded your book and found it very helpful. I would like to know whether you have any ideas regarding how to get a nanny. I have 6-weeks old twin daughters and will require help as soon as I arrive as my husband will be working and you need 2 pairs of hands when dealing with twins. Would you have any ideas on how to hire a nanny that speaks English. All the help is much appreciated! My email is mzcifuentes@gmail.com in case you can send me any info there.

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