Yangon Coffee Shop Guide

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Yangon Coffee Shop Guide

A decent coffee shop is hard to come by in the burgeoning city of Yangon (Myanmar). And it’s no surprise, seeing the country has only recently opened up to the outside. I mean, in 2012 Myanmar ranked in as the #7 most censored country in the world. All things considered, Yangon as a city is doing quite well.

History of the worst storms in Southeast Asia

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Typhoon Haiyan Destruction in the Philippines

The typhoon that hit the Philippines in this past November made up the bulk of international news. As of very recently, the Philippine government confirmed that Haiyan killed more than 6,000 inhabitants. 1,800 people are still missing. More than that, Haiyan drove nearly four million Filipinos out of their homes. But, it’s not the first storm

Percent of Internet Users in Southeast Asia (GIF)

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Internet Usage in Southeast Asia (1990-2010)

Before the early 2000s, internet penetration in Southeast Asia was virtually nonexistent. Heck, that was the case basically everywhere in the world. Fast forward to 2010 and the majority of SEA nations have a population of internet users above 10%. The obvious exceptions are Cambodia and Myanmar. However, if you consider more recent findings (especially

Mobile Usage in Myanmar: INFOGRAPHIC

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Mobile Usage in Myanmar: Infographic

All of the development occurring in Myanmar amazes me– especially what is happening in the telecom industry. Just in the last several years mobile usage in Myanmar has increased tremendously. Hopefully this trend will continue as the government moves forward. Embed This Infographic On Your Site Please include attribution to laurencebradford.com with this graphic. Links

Looking Forward: Technology in Myanmar/Burma

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barack-obama-myanmar

Just when I sat down to write about Myanmar/Burma’s recent pivot towards technological advancement, I saw online that the country’s President was visiting the White House at that very moment. Ironic. And quite suggestive that Myanmar is taking strides towards openness–and not just technology-based. For starters, Myanmar finds itself in a completely contrasting position compared to last posts look at