Rangoon Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Money Matters.

    YANGON(RANGOON) THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT..When travelling in Burma ..as US Dollars are the currency of choice...make sure firstly that you have enough for your trip. (cash). I carried with me...

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  • 2. Footpaths / pavements.

    The footpaths in Yangon are highly irregular to say the least! There are a range of pavement styles, and few are without major subsidence, large cracks, uneven joins, and/or gaping big holes! Most of...

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  • 3. Power cuts.

    ALWAYS CARRY A TORCH WITH YOU HERE Due to the fact that the electricity can be turned off at any time of the day or night ..to carry a torch with you here is imperative..You will notice here that all...

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  • 4. Water / hydration.

    BURMA I found travelling in Burma (Myanmar) to be the hottest place that I have ever been anywhere that I have travelled. When "out and about" for the day ALWAYS make sure that you carry with you...

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  • 5. State of the pavements (sidewalks)

    The state of the pavements in Yangon is bad. You need to be careful where you are walking. This is especially at night when I would recomend you have a torch...

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  • 6. BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS AND BAG THIEVES..

    YANGON (RANGOON) I beleive that this is a normal warning!! Prior to getting to Yagon (Rangoon) I was warned about thieves and pickpockets by other travellers...

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  • 7. Dont be tricked into staying at the Thammada Hotel

    This hotel which is owned by the Military along with Inya Lake Hotel does have a lamentable service and is managed by incompetent people. For the money you pay...

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  • 8. Heed what the people tell you

    I have always enjoyed a little ride on the Yangon River.. you can rent a whole boat for the journey for 1500 kyat one way or they charge you 100 kyat per ride....

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  • 9. Respect while visiting the Shwedagon Paya

    It is important to keep in mind that Shwedagon paya is a sacred and holy place, so a visitor so keep in mind: Always keep your voice lowered and at a respectful...

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  • 10. Footpaths-be careful

    Unfortunately, not much has been done to manage the upkeep of footpaths so you will find all sorts of holes, jagged pieces sticking out and especially dangerous...

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  • 11. Stop calling it Rangoon!!

    This city has been known as Yangon for about 15 years. All the locals call it Yangon. The government changed the name to Yangon, so it's Yangon. You can't...

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  • 12. Chocolate problem

    My wife is the one who likes sweets, she can`t live a day without chocolate. But trying hard she couldn`t find some kind of good chocolate in Yangon and pined...

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  • 13. NO INTERNET ?!? Communication Blackout

    Access to the internet is severly restricted by the junta. I was able to find one "black market" internet cafe that got me access to yahoo mail but don't count...

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  • 14. The Junta

    You're actually pretty safe from any problems unless you try to see the lady on University Ave or start a revoltuion yourself. The gov't is pretty hungry for...

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  • 15. US Dollar

    It is illegal for a local to be caught with foreign currency - especially the US Dollar.Try to convert your US Dollars to Kyat at the airport, or you might just...

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  • 16. Melting ice

    Well this isn't a warning tip for any traveler unless you are hauling ice! LOL But this poor guy had his ropes come loose in the traffic and he had to stop to...

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  • 17. Avoid accepting FEC...

    Avoid accepting FEC money...for which you can onlyget 330 kyats for against the US dollar.Hold on to your US dollars in cash..or exchange them before you go....

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  • 18. Just know that nothing is free...

    Just know that nothing is free in Burma. When someone is really nice to you, they are usually hoping, if not expecting, to get something in return. Not that...

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  • 19. If you're going to visit...

    If you're going to visit Myanmar, you are doubtless aware that a military regime is currently in power, and that there is an ongoing democracy movement. Said...

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  • 20. This is Burma. It is still...

    This is Burma. It is still controlled by the military government. Hence, please be careful wherever you go. DO Take heed of their curfew hours. I've heard scary...

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