Myanmar http://nhpr.org en Myanmar, Inc. http://nhpr.org/post/myanmar-inc <p>A country rebrands itself in a changing world.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:07:52 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3150 at http://nhpr.org Myanmar, Inc. Myanmar's Isolation Gives Way To A Flood Of Visitors http://nhpr.org/post/myanmars-isolation-gives-way-flood-visitors Here's a word of advice for those who might be considering visiting Myanmar: Hurry.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/09/150268417/rebels-meet-with-opposition-myanmars-government">The rapid pace of political change</a> in the past year — capped by the recent election to parliament of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — has many tourists and foreign investors rushing to Myanmar, also known as Burma. And it's starting to get a little crowded.<p>The Strand Hotel in Yangon, built in 1901, is arguably the city's finest. Mick Jagger stayed here. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 19:39:00 +0000 Michael Sullivan 3116 at http://nhpr.org Myanmar's Isolation Gives Way To A Flood Of Visitors How Far Will The Changes In Myanmar Go? http://nhpr.org/post/how-far-will-changes-myanmar-go Once an international pariah ruled by a repressive military regime, Myanmar has in recent months become one of Southeast Asia's hottest destinations.<p>Last year, a nominally civilian government took over and began political changes in the country also known as Burma. Now, foreign investors and tourists are flooding in, and foreign governments are considering lifting their sanctions.<p>In stark contrast to the uprisings that have shaken the Arab world, Myanmar's metamorphosis is occurring from the top down. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:58:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 2199 at http://nhpr.org How Far Will The Changes In Myanmar Go? Opposition Leader Bets On Myanmar Reforms http://nhpr.org/post/opposition-leader-bets-myanmar-reforms The military-backed government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has surprised many skeptics with the pace of its political reforms — releasing political prisoners, easing censorship and making peace with ethnic insurgents.<p>But none of these reforms have won it as much praise as its efforts to mend fences with opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 1892 at http://nhpr.org Opposition Leader Bets On Myanmar Reforms