Myanmar

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From the snow-covered rugged Himalayas in the north to the pristine deep blue waters in the south, Myanmar is a land blessed and abundant.

Basic Info

Food
Rice with accompanying dishes of fish or meat cooked in onion and garlic-based gravy. Tea is a staple drink in Myanmar.
Accomodation
A 1 bedroom apartment can cost from $230 to $ 1,030 per month, while a 3 bedroom is around $500 to $2,400 per month.
Transportation
Travel around in the city bus for under $1. Other modes include horse carriage taxi, shared taxi pickup or auto taxis.
Healthcare
“Vision 2030” Myanmar’s healthcare system is an incredible beginning to the transformation of the country’s healthcare.
Safety
Petty theft is almost non-existent. Often, the worse that you’ll have to deal with is the occasional overcharging.
Cost
Myanmar costs on average $35 per day, including food and drink. 50,838.62 Myanmar Kyat = $35 US dollar
Warm Climate
Monsoon climate with three main seasons. The hottest period is between February and May; the rainy season is generally from May to October.
Network & Internet
The country's three major operators delivered not only fast speeds but also a high level of LTE access.
People
The people of Myanmar are also known for its ethnic diversity and warm hospitality.
Power Outlet
In Myanmar the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, F and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Rich Nature
Myanmar’s diverse beauty is absolutely unbelievable. From snow capped Himalayan mountaintops to vast underwater reefs teeming with abundant life.
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About

Myanmar is the northernmost country of Southeast Asia; it is shaped like a kite with a long tail that runs south along the Malay Peninsula. The country is bordered by China to the north and northeast, Laos to the east, Thailand to the southeast, the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal to the south and southwest, Bangladesh to the west, and India to the northwest.
Video from Myanmar Ministry of Hotels & Tourism

Companies

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Viber
Viber is a free messaging and calling app that allows people to connect with friends and family - no matter who they are or where they are from.
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Grab
Grab is a ridesharing company. The company also offers food delivery and digital payments services via mobile app.
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Flexible Pass
No. 1 Health and Fitness app in Myanmar that gives users access to over 80 gyms, fitness centers and hotels.
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Global & Tech Landscape

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Seed Myanmar
Provide seed and growth capital for disruptive and innovative technologies helping Myanmar make the leap into the digital economy.
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Impact Hub
The world’s largest networks focused on building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale
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Visa Application

A foreigner working in Myanmar will require a Stay Permit. The Stay Permit allows the foreigner to work for three months or one year without re-entry to Myanmar. A Stay Permit, together with a valid Multiple Journey Special Re-Entry Visa allows a foreigner to work, whilst travelling in and out of Myanmar. Holders of a Multiple Journey Special Re- Entry Visa must also have a valid Stay Permit.

For foreigners seeking to work in Myanmar, a number of supporting documents are required for the applications for Stay Permit and Multiple Journey Special Re-entry Visa. They include, but are not limited to, a copy of the passport, photos, curriculum vitae, cover letter from the sponsoring company, authorisation letter notarised and legalised by the Myanmar Embassy or Consulate in the applicant’s country of residence, along with a number of company documents including the certificate of registration, permit, company affidavit, and recommendation letter from the respective authority. The authorisation letter may take several weeks to be obtained; hence, it is advisable to take this into consideration and plan well ahead of the move to Myanmar.

Similar requirements will apply for foreigners employed by companies set up under the MFIL to obtain the necessary Work Permit, Stay Permit, and Multiple Journey Special Re- entry Visa.

Source from Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population

Location

Myanmar is situated in Southeast Asia and is bordered on the north and north-east by China, on the east and south-east by Laos and Thailand, on the south by the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal and on the west by Bangladesh and India. Myanmar is the largest of the Mainland Southeast Asian states by area. Its capital and largest city is Yangon.

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