Fah Thai Magazine Nov/Dec 2017

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“FAH THAI” is the in-flight magazine of Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited and is edited and published by MPMI Group Ltd.

HAPPENINGS

MYANMAR

BAGAN / MANDALAY / YANGON

SPOTLIGHT

Ayeyarwady

Journey

Feel the first winter breeze greet

your face on the MGRG Express,

the popular express boat that’s

been gliding on the Ayeyarwady

River since 2001. The company that

created the cruise has launched a

new MGRG Express which brings

passengers back and forth between

Mandalay and Bagan. Outfitted

with a new attractive design, a

focus has been given to passenger

safety and comfort along the trip.

Promising a pleasant journey, this

scenic river trip passes pagodas

and Buddhist temples on both

sides of the riverbanks. Just sit

back and seek out sights of serene

river life. The one-day trip departs

Mandalay at around 7am and

arrives Bagan in the evening.

mgrgexpress.com,

+95 2 66204, +95 11 202734

BIKING IN AND AROUND YANGON

Warm up in the cooler season with

a bike ride around Yangon. Apart

from roaming around the city to

see popular tourist attractions, you

can also enjoy seeing Yangon in

a more intimate way. Bike World

Explores Myanmar (BWEM) offers

a Friday night ride in downtown

Yangon or a Sunday morning bike

ride outside of Yangon. The night

ride ambles through the downtown

area with stops at various spots

for drinks and to regroup, with a

return to the starting point around

midnight. You can also enjoy an

entire day cycling on Sunday as the

trip departs at 6.30am. Cyclists are

taken by vehicle to a destination

30 miles north of Yangon where

the off-road ride commences. The

activity ends with a vehicle trip

back to Yangon, arriving about

3pm. cyclingmyanmar.com,

+95 1 527 636

TO MARKET, TO MARKET

Visiting a local food market is one way to observe a bit of local

charm and see artisanal products invitingly displayed. Around

16 kilometres south of downtown Yangon, the town of Thanlyin

formerly known as Syriam, served as a port during the late

1500s and early 1600s. Now it is the well-known site for the

covered area of Thanlyin market. Even though it is situated

close to the country’s new Special Economic Zone, Thanlyin

market is still able to keep its original ambiance. The market

offers fresh seafood at reasonable prices, fresh fruits and

vegetables and local cooking ingredients. Even if you don’t buy

anything, the market is still worth the visit.

Open daily, 16 kilometres south of Yangon

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