When Singaporeans think “holiday in Asia”, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan usually spring to mind. I mean, who doesn’t love a quick weekend trip to Bali or Bangkok?
One of the most exciting things about travel though, is being able to explore somewhere new. If you’re feeling adventurous but still want to stay in the region, Yangon is worth checking out.
Let me start off by saying that this isn’t a place for a relaxing holiday. The commercial capital of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is bustling with activity, and while some parts are pretty (pagodas!), the overall infrastructure is quite worn down.
This gives the city an old-world charm and makes for a no-frills adventure to remember. Here are 10 things to do and eat in Yangon when you visit for the first time:
1. Stay In A Bed & Breakfast/Hotel With A View
Shell out for a nice hotel, or tackle your trip backpacker-style and stay in a Bed & Breakfast. I opted for the latter purely because of my budget and found a great option in central Yangon.
As the name suggests, the Backpacker (Bed & Breakfast) includes a yummy breakfast in the morning that you can enjoy with