Tourism Experience of the Year — Balloons Over Bagan with Sharky’s

The Tourism Experience of the year is not is limited to be on land, in the sky, or on/under the water, as long as it offers a moment that leaves…

Mergui Archipelago Welcomes a New Dive Center

A new dive resort has opened on the idyllic Mergui Archipelago off the coast of Myanmar. The Awei Pila Resort offers a variety of courses from Discover Scuba Diving to Dive Master. Courses and…

Awei Pila Opens Scuba Diving Center in Myanmar

The recently opened island resort Awei Pila, located in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, has debuted its own scuba program. The Awei Pila Dive Center will provide scuba certification courses, as well…

Wild Waters: Hpa-an

For the sixth installment in our travel series focused on wild swimming spots, we venture into Kayin State to clamber down mountain streams, discover deserted waterfalls and enjoy one of…

New Dive Center Opens in Mergui Archipelago

SCUBA opportunities abound in one of the world’s last undiscovered paradises Awei Pila, an exclusive resort set on a remote tropical island, has opened a SCUBA diving center in Myanmar’s…

Seeing Myanmar from A Different Angle: Hot Air Ballooning

The morning air was brisk and smelled fresh as our group huddled around a small table with offerings of coffee, tea, and biscuits. The sky was still dim as the…

New Island Paradise Mergui Archipelago: Chic Eco-resort Opening

A chic, back-to-nature resort. Awei Pila has opened recently in the remote tropical Mergui archipelago, off the coast of southern Myanmar and Thailand, offering exclusive seclusion and barefoot luxury comfort…

Glamping Arrives in Mergui Archipelago

Mergui, 13 February 2019: It’s a case of ‘take only photos and memories, leave only footprints at the newest five-star resort in the remote Mergui Archipelago, off the coast of…

Three Exciting New Hotels to Experience in Myanmar-luxe Getaways

It is a new year, and for many looking to add a Myanmar getaway to their travel itinerary, we have handpicked these exciting new hotels by The Memories Group. Regardless if…

Balloons Over Bagan Soars to New State in Myanmar — Consult Myanmar

Balloons Over Bagan, under Myanmar-based Memories Group, has launched a new hot-air balloon flight in Kayah State. Hot-air balloon rides in Loikaw take off at sunrise on a daily basis…

Balloons Over Bagan Soars to New State in Myanmar — TTG Asia

Balloons Over Bagan, under Myanmar-based Memories Group, has launched a new hot-air balloon flight in Kayah State. Hot-air balloon rides in Loikaw take off at sunrise on a daily basis…

Hot-air Balloons Head for Loikaw — TTR Weekly

Loikaw, Myanmar: Myanmar’s Balloons Over Bagan confirmed, Tuesday, it will base its hot-air balloon flights in the remote ethnic region of Kayah State.

Balloons Over Bagan Launches New Hot-Air Balloon Flight in Myanmar — Luxury Travel Advisor

Balloons Over Bagan has set sail for new horizons this month with the launch of a new hot-air balloon flight in the remote ethnic region of Kayah State in Myanmar.

Be One of the First to Discover Myanmar’s Luscious Resort Island of Pila — World Travel Magazine

Nestled amidst a network of some 800 scattered islands and vibrant coral reefs, the island of Pila in Myanmar was known only to the indigenous people of the Mergui Archipelago, the…

Balloons Over Bagan Soars to New Heights in Myanmar — Travel Daily News

LOIKAW, Myanmar – One of Myanmar’s most iconic and recognizable tours, Balloons Over Bagan, has set sail for new horizons this month with the launch of a new hot-air balloon flight in…

A Close-Up Look at Mergui Archipelago’s Nascent Eco-Tourism Industry — The Irrawady

Myeik, Tanintharyi Region—With its pristine natural islands and Moken “sea gypsy” tribes—whose way of life is rapidly disappearing—the Mergui Archipelago has long held a special fascination as a travel destination…

The 17 Most Hotly Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2019

The beach resorts, city hotels, safari camps, and adventure lodges you need to know this year. A boutique hotel with a floating spa in England’s countryside. Luxury domes in the…

中美贸易协商良好 海指四连涨

市场对中美贸易协商有所期待,本地海峡时报指数(STI)连续四天上扬,昨天起 35.13 点或 1.12%至 3158.07 点。 中美贸易协商昨天进入第三天,双方到目前为止释放的消息都属正面,美国总统特朗 普还在推特上透露“与中国的谈判进展非常良好。” 阴霾笼罩已久的股市看到曙光,区域指数昨天全面上扬。本地海指进入 2019 年以来, 首两天出现跌幅,上周五开始扭转劣势,过去四个交易日共涨了 145 点或 4.8%。 马来亚银行金英证券提出,虽然中美贸易协商进展良好,但世界银行在最新一期《全 球经济展望》报告下调今明两年全球经济增长预期至 2.9%和 2.8%,较去年 6 月的预测 值均下调 0.1 个百分点。从技术层面来看,海指突破 3150 点之后,新的支撑点是 3090 点。 星展集团研究的分析师姚启扬和蔡素珍在报告中提道,本月 22…

Myeik Welcomes Asia's First Solar Yacht — Myanmar Times

The first fully solar-run yacht in Asia will set sail this month offering expedition around the Myeik Archipelago, the operating company Burma Boating said on Wednesday. The firm, owned by…

‘Silent’ Solar Yacht Launches in Mergui Archipelago — Travel Daily News

Kawthaung, Myanmar – Burma Boating, a sailing firm owned by Myanmar tourism trailblazers Memories Group, has unveiled the latest acquisition to its fleet – the S55, a 16.7-meter solar-powered yacht,…

Asia's First Solar Yacht Launches in Myanmar — FTN News

Burma Boating, a sailing firm owned by Myanmar tourism trailblazers Memories Group, has unveiled the latest acquisition to its fleet – the S55, a 16.7-meter solar-powered yacht, which will offer…

Hot Air Balloon Tourism On The Rise — The ASEAN Post

Adventure tourism is gaining a strong foothold in ASEAN, a region that already enjoys a mature and well-developed tourism market. Blessed with jungles teeming with flora and fauna, an abundance…

14 Cruises You Should Only Take in Winter — Reader's Digest

Some destinations are best explored by boat just as snow begins falling in North America—so grab your passport and hit the high seas before spring arrives. Myanmar (formerly Burma) One…

Holiday Hit List: The 12 places to Visit in 2019 — The National

Here’s our list of must-visit destinations around the world this year. From designated cities of cultural importance to awe-inspiring resorts and regions enjoying improved accessibility, we round up the must-visit…

Living life better in 2019 — The Business Times

1. Inclusivity in, exclusivity out 2018 has been a tumultuous year on many fronts. The markets have been volatile, with the possibility of 2019 bringing more gloom. The US-China trade…

More foreigners riding hot air balloons to see Bagan — Eleven Myanmar News

More foreigners are using hot air balloons to enjoy the aerial view of Bagan, according to Oriental Ballooning. “We fly hot air balloons from October to April. We choose a…

New destination in Myanmar targets long-stay visits — TTR Weekly

Yangon, 11 December 2018: Southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region, a narrow strip down to the nation’s southern tip, recently unveiled plans to boost growth through responsible tourism. Once part of the…

Set Sail — Philippine Tatler Traveler

Founded by a group of passionate sailors, Burma Boating organises sailing holidays around Myanmar and bayonet Passengers can join one of the cabin cruises°’ charter private yachts like the 8-seater…

Aww, Yes: New all-villa resort Awei Pila to open on secluded Mergui Archipelago island — CoCo Travel

For fans of remote splendor and barefoot luxury, a new resort scheduled to open its doors next weekend may appeal. Awei Pila might not be the easiest spot to get…

Memories bets on tourist boom in Myanmar — The Business Times

Bagan, the former capital of the Bagan Kingdom, which ruled over the Irrawaddy Valley and its environs from the 9th to the 13th century, is home to more than 2,200…

Awei Pila, the exclusive luxury resort situated on the remote island of Pila in Myanmar

It’s two hours by speedboat from the mainland – but a world away when it comes to wildlife and unexplored beaches. Up to now, luxurious offerings in Myanmar have not…

Hotel investments continue to rise despite lower tourist arrivals — Myanmar Times

Singapore-listed company Memories Group Ltd yesterday launched three new hotels in Myanmar, located in Mawlamyaing, Yangon and Mergui, respectively, even as tourist numbers dip and occupancy rates fall across the…

Memories expands presence in Myanmar — TTR Weekly

Mawlamyaing, Myanmar 15 November 2018: The 72-room Hotel Suggati officially opens 15 December in Mawlamyaing, the capital of Myanmar’s Mon State. Located next to the Salween River, the waterfront property…

Hotel Suggati seeks to put Mawlamyaing, Myanmar, on map — Breaking Travel News

Designed by US-based architect Daniel West, the 72-key Hotel Suggati is set to celebrate its grand opening on December 15th in Mawlamyaing, the capital of Myanmar’s Mon state. Commanding a…

72-room Hotel Suggati opening in Mynamar — Hotel News Resource

Designed by US architect Daniel West, the 72-key Hotel Suggati is set to celebrate its grand opening on December 15 in Mawlamyaing, the capital of Myanmar’s Mon State. Commanding a…

Memories Group Q2 loss widens to $2.3m on administrative expenses, cost of sales — The Straits Times

Singapore – Myanmar-focused tourism player Memories Group posted a net loss of US$1.7 million (S$2.3 million) for the second quarter ended Sept 30, 2018, from a net loss of US$713,000…

Memories Group Q2 loss widens to US$1.7m on administrative expenses, cost of sales — The Business Times

Myanmar-focused tourism player Memories Group, posted a net loss of US$1.7 million for the second quarter ended Sept 30 from a net loss of US$713,000 in the year ago period…

Memories Group buys out Samena Capital-backed Myanmar firms for $41m — Deal Street Asia

SGX-listed Memories Group – which operates tourism businesses in Myanmar – has completed the acquisition of SM Asset Holdings Pte Ltd and Mokan (S) Pte Ltd, that own islands and…

Memories Group acquires hotels, island development rights; posts US$1.7m Q1 loss — The Business Times

Myamar-based tourism firm Memories Group, in its first earnings report since its Catalist debut in January, posted on Wednesday a net loss of US$1.7 million for the three months ended…

银行股劲涨推动 海指成功回返 3300 点以上 — 联合早报

本地银行股劲涨推动海峡时报指数昨日成功回返 3300 点以上,海峡指数全天上扬 1.04%或 34.18 点,闭市报 3326.83 点。 海峡指数上个月跌破 3300 点后,处于这个价位之下长达 25 个交易日。 其间,在 7 月 6 日更被政府出台新一轮房地产降温措施震跌至 3200 点以下,但迅速回 弹。近日海指表现强劲节节攀升。 不过,昨日交易活动一般,全场成交量约 15 亿 8640 万股,总值约 13 亿零 600 万元,…

Memories Group posts net loss of $2.3m — The Straits Times

Myanmar-based tourism firm Memories Group, in its first earnings report since its Catalist debut in January, posted yesterday a net loss of US$1.7 million (S$2.3 million) for the three months…

Memories Group acquires two Myanmar hotels, island development rights for US$40.7m — The Business Times

Myanmar-based tourism firm Memories Group, in its first earnings report since its Catalist debut in January, posted on Wednesday a net loss of US$1.7 million for the three months ended…

Memories Group acquires two Myanmar hotels, island development rights for US$40.7m; posts US$1.7m Q1 loss — The Straits Times

Myanmar-based tourism firm Memories Group, in its first earnings report since its Catalist debut in January, posted on Wednesday a net loss of US$1.7 million for the three months ended…

今日可关注股票 – 联合早报

受到意大利政治局势影响,美国隔夜股市重挫,道琼斯工商指数下跌接近 400 点 或 1.6%,标普 500 跌 1.16%,纳斯达克指数跌 0.5%。 昨天本地股市休市一天。 今日开市之后可关注的股票如下: 1. 创值科技(Addvalue Technologies)今早要求延长暂停交易。公司于 5 月 24 日要求暂停交 易。 2. 亚联盛控股(Accrelist Ltd,前称 WE Holding)和千禧业工艺(Jubilee Industries)今早要 求暂停交易。3. 宏利美国房地产投资信托(Manulife US REIT)的优先发售将于今天早上 9…

Looking forward to creating new memories — Aspire Financial Freedom

Myanmar-based tourism-focused company Memories Group posted its first full-year results since completing the reverse takeover of SHC Capital Asia last year. The group comprises entities with interest in the hot-air…

Memories Group makes $4 mil acquisition of Kayah Resort in Loikaw — The Edge

Memories Group, the tourism-focused company based in Myanmar, is acquiring a boutique hotel in Loikaw, Kayah State, Myanmar, for US$2.9 million ($3.9 million) from the Wa Minn Group of Companies…

Myanmar tourism stock soars away from crisis — The Edge Singapore

A Myanmar tourism company soared up and away from the country’s humanitarian crisis. Tycoon Serge Pun’s hot-air balloon operator Memories Group had a strong debut after reversing onto Singapore’s junior…

Memories Group surges 30% on first trading day Following a reverse takeover, the firm is now focused on Myanmar tourism-related business — The Business Times

Memories Group, formerly known as SHC Capital Asia, began trading on the Singapore bourse at 28.5 Singapore cents on Friday after completing a placement to meet public-float requirements. The counter…

It’s a party across the region but S’pore is sober — The Straits Times

STI slips 11.71 points, with damage seen in share falls by DBS, UOB and Singtel Cai Haoxiang Markets across the region kept up the jovial new year spirit yesterday but…

记忆集团首日交易股价涨近三成 — 联合早报

本地首只专注经营缅甸旅游业的记忆集团(Memories Group)昨天首日交易,上涨 近 30%,收报 0.37 元。 集团于本周三(3 日)完成以每股 0.25 元私下发售 5000 万股,集资 1065 万元。其中 4260 万股是新股,740 万股是股东献售股(Vendor Shares)。 根据彭博社报道,集团是缅甸蒲甘(Bagan)最大的热气球运营商,祐玛战略(Yoma Strategic)持股 47.6%。祐玛战略通过反向收购四海栈亚洲(SHC Capital Asia),将旅 游业务分拆上市。 祐玛战略控股执行主席潘继泽接受媒体采访时指出,旅游业是最容易实现爆发性增长的 业务之一。“我们认为,目前正是时候设立一个独立专属的平台发展旅游业务。” 在缅甸,每人每一次搭乘热气球收费 450 美元(约 600…

STI dips below 3,500 as banks, Singtel pull back — The Business Times

You know it’s a party when beer shares in the region are rallying hard with almost every other neighbouring market, but Singapore is still the serious, sober guy ready to…

Myanmar’s Memories Group debuts on Singapore Exchange — Deal Street Asia

Memories Group, which operates a series of tourism-related businesses in Myanmar and is the largest operator of hot air balloons in that country, will debut on the Singapore Exchange today.…

Myanmar’s first tourism stock starts trading in Singapore — TODAY

Thousands of tourists have floated in a hot-air balloon over Myanmar’s historic Bagan plains dotted with more than 2,200 ancient Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries. Chances are they rode one…

Myanmar’s first tourism stock starts trading in Singapore — Bloomberg

Thousands of tourists have floated in a hot-air balloon over Myanmar’s historic Bagan plains dotted with more than 2,200 ancient Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries. Chances are they rode one…

Myanmar’s first tourism stock rises 30% in Singapore debut — The Edge Markets

Thousands of tourists have floated in a hot-air balloon over Myanmar’s historic Bagan plains dotted with more than 2,200 ancient Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries. Chances are they rode one…

Myanmar’s First Tourism Stock Rises 48% in Singapore Debut — Bloomberg

Thousands of tourists have floated in a hot-air balloon over Myanmar’s historic Bagan plains dotted with more than 2,200 ancient Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries. Chances are they rode one…

Serge Pun goes where others fear to tread — The Business Times

His tourism firm, which starts trading on Catalist today, is the first such Burmese firm to list on a foreign exchange. Where others see operational and regulatory risks in setting…

Memories Group begins trading on SGX at S$0.285 after reverse takeover of SHC — The Business Times

Memories Group, formerly known as SHC Capital Asia, began trading on the Singapore bourse at 28.5 Singapore cents on Friday after completing a placement to meet public-float requirements. As at…

Memories Group begins trading on SGX at S$0.285 after reverse takeover of SHC — The Straits Times

Memories Group, formerly known as SHC Capital, began trading on the Singapore bourse at 28.5 Singapore cents on Friday (Jan 5) after completing a placement to meet public-float requirements. As…

Memories Group – First to Debut on Singapore Exchange in 2018 — Aspire Financial Freedom

Memories Group is slated to be the first company to debut on the Singapore Exchange. Listing on 5 January 2018 after completing a compliance placement of up to 50 million…

圣诞节长周末结束 投资者未返市场 海指交易淡静 — 联合早报

新加坡海峡时报指数( STI )止跌回升,昨天起 13.51 点或 0.4%,唯交易十分淡静。圣诞节长周末虽已结束,许多投资者还没有回归市场。昨天新加坡股市总成交额只有约12.5 亿股,交易额仅超过6 亿元,这比11 月近13 亿元的日均交易额少了一半以上。 海指在圣诞节过后恢复交易时,表现受岸外与海事股拖累。海指昨天成功收复部分失地,全天起 13.51 点或 0.4%至 3391.61 点,但还未能重新攀上 3400 点以上水平。油价昨天回弹对海事股起一定提振作用。吉宝企业( Keppel )前天跌 2.4%至 7.29 元, 昨天起 0.41%至 7.32 元。 其他领涨的海指成份股还有大华银行( UOB )起…

Memories Group placing out shares to keep public float — The Business Times

Placement of up to 50 million new shares at S$0.25 each follows reverse takeover of company. MEMORIES Group, the former SHC Capital, has launched a compliance placement of up to…

SHC Capital Asia lodges circular for placement of 50 mil new shares at 25 cts each — The Edge Markets

SHC Capital Asia announced on Monday night it had lodged a circular for the proposed acquisition of MM Myanmar for $69.7 million. The group will be acquiring the shares from…

SHC Capital to acquire MM Myanmar for S$69.7m — The Business Times

Singapore Catalyst-Listed SHC Capital Asia Ltd said it has lodged a circular with the Singapore Exchange for the proposed acquisition of MM Myanmar Pte Ltd (MM Myanmar) for S$69.7 million.…

SHC Capital Asia proposes to buy MM Myanmar for $51m — Deal Street Asia

SGX-listed SHC Capital Asia Ltd, an investment holding company backed by See Hoy Chan Sdn Berhad Group has said it plans to acquire MM Myanmar Pte Ltd, for about S$69.7…