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Reflections on the Chindwin by Pandaw Founder Paul Strachan

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Reprinted from the Pandaw Blog 'The Chindwin is the loveliest of rivers...' so wrote my late friend Alister McCrae of his 1930s trip up the great tributary as a young assistant of the Irrawaddy Flotilla*. And so it remains. I have been up a few rivers in my time and the ...

Cycling in Burma

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Step back in time and be mesmerized by spirituality and pace of life of modern day Burma. From temple hopping, exploring the countryside, and discovering the coastline, touring Burma by bike is one of the best ways to experience this truly unique destination. * * * * * 14 Day, 13 Night Burma Adventure. Guaranteed departures ...

Late Availability Cycling Adventures in Asia

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

In need of a getaway? We have an exciting and varied selection of tours that are guaranteed to depart. Get rolling and join a group today! AUGUST Bicycling Bangkok to Phuket Ride along the Gulf of Thailand and see some of the best coastal scenery in Thailand! Rest in resorts, eat fabulous seafood, go ...

Burma Earthquake, 13 April

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

A 6.9 magnitude tremor hit northern Burma (Myanmar) last night at around 8.25pm, local time. The epicentre was apparently around 74km south-east of Mawlaik and shook buildings in Mandalay, Yangon and as far away as Guwahati in India. Panic ensued in Yangon but to date there are no reports of injuries.

Some late availability bike adventures in Southeast Asia

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Looking for a great mountain bike trip over the next few months? Check out some of these late availability trips below. C is for classic tour, M for mountain bike and R of road bike tour CAMBODIA May 10 - May 12: Angkor Explorer (C) Jul 4 - Jul 10: Cambodia Heritage ...

Late Availability Cycling Adventures

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Looking for a last minute cycle tour that departs within the next few months? We have an exciting and varied selection of tours that are guaranteed to depart now. Get rolling and join a group TODAY! Road Bike Tours Feb 14 - Feb 24: Cycling Chiang Mai to Bangkok  Mar 13 - Mar 22: Bicycling Bangkok ...

Some Cycle trips in South East Asia confirmed to go

Friday, November 13th, 2015

BURMA  Dec 20 – Jan 2: Cycling the Burma Road (C) Dec 20 - Jan 2: Burma Adventure (C) Dec 31 - Jan 6: Burma Heritage by Bicycle (C) Jan 11 - Jan 17: Burma Heritage by Bicycle (C) Jan 10 - Jan 23: Biking from Bangkok to Yangon (C) Jan 17 - Jan 30: Burma Adventure (C) Feb 8 - Feb 14 : Burma Heritage by Bicycle (C) Feb 14 - ...

The Mekong River with Sue Perkins

Monday, November 24th, 2014

To those of you in the UK, please watch this - Pailinesque travelogue with lots of useful, insightful knowledge about the wonderful Mekong River and the dangers it faces from over exploitation. Watch on iPlayer

Mountain Bike rides for 2015

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Check out dates for next year's great bike rides all around South East Asia. Go to the Home page, above, select a country of interest at the top of the page, then click "sports & adventure" and "mountain bike tours". More to come too!

Burma Begins Trial Run for Online Tourism Visas

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Burma’s Ministry of Immigration and Population this week began a trial period for an online tourism visa application system that is due to be fully implemented next month. During the trial run, applicants are required to fill out an online visa form, verify that all the information entered is correct and ...

Burma River Cruise Special Offers, Aug 14 through Jan 15

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Symbiosis Custom Travel is pleased to be able to offer discount prices on these luxury river cruises along Myanmar’s (Burma’s) great waterways this summer. Pyay (Prome) to Kalay, 14 nights on the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers Vessel: RV Katha Pandaw Departs: August 16th, 2014 Offer: 20% off Price: starting at USD 3,508 ...

South East Asian Games, Myanmar, December

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

The 27th Sea Games will be held in Myanmar (Burma) in 4 locations: Nyapitaw, Yangon, Mandalay and Ngwe Saung Beach between 11 and 22 December, 2013. All hotels in these cities have received an order from the government to "block rooms", without mentioning the exact number of rooms. Hotels ...

Myanmar offers visa-on-arrival

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

April 30, 2012 by TTRweekly Staff   
Filed under Myanmar, News YANGON 30 April 2012: Business visas on arrivals will be introduced by Myanmar, 1 June, Union Minister for Immigration and Manpower, U Khin Yee, reported in a briefing to local press, yesterday, held at the Ministry of Industry in the capital, ...


Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Psychedelic gecko, “Elvis” monkey in new Mekong finds

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

A wildly-coloured gecko, a fish that looks like a gherkin, and a monkey with an Elvis-like hairstyle are among the more than 200 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region last year. The area's diversity is so astonishing that a new species is found every two days, but regional cooperation ...