He is a freelancer who develops web-based ap plications. After deciding to work for himself, he quickly discovered that the costliest part of his business was not investment in technology or software, but rather the high rents for office space. This is particularly true of the apartment rental market in Yangon. “The monthly rents for a low quality apartment are between K200,000 and K300,000. It’s not convenient for me to rent long term either,” said Ko Lwin Maung Maung. Such high rental prices are a hurdle for many people wanting to run their own businesses in Yangon. After searching the market, and looking around the city, he finally found a solution – but it wasn’t through a real estate agent. He operates his business from a new working rental space service called “Co-working Space” with Phandeeyar. It’s a new type of service not previously seen in Myanmar and, as work practices become more international (and … [Read more...] about The thriving co-working space industry
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SINGAPORE: During Chinese New Year last year, retiree Kenneth Tang wanted to visit his sister-in-law at her home in Upper Bukit Timah, in a relatively secluded area he was unfamiliar with.Instead of getting driving directions with a few taps of his smartphone, the 64-year-old sat in his living room, put on his reading glasses and studied the route on the pages of his 2018 street directory.“I think GPS is more convenient and better in many ways, but I use road directories because I can have a better idea of how to get to the place I am going to,” he told CNA.Mr Tang said the directory allows for more flexible alternative route planning in the event of congestion, and gives a clearer picture of nearby car parks – crucial for peak times when every lot has been snapped up.“I use road directories also because I have been using it for years, long before GPS was available,” he added. “My friends and I who are from the older generation have been … [Read more...] about In the age of online maps, who needs street directories anymore?
As the first and only street venue in Thailand to be awarded a Michelin star, the queues outside Jay Fai’s shophouse are long as gourmets from around the world flock to taste her signature dishes. Since that win a little over a year ago, Supinya Junsuta, or Jay Fai as she is more commonly known, has been no stranger to the media but now she’s getting more exposure that she ever dreamt of with her inclusion in Netflix’ latest |documentary series “Street Food Asia”. Netflix worked with the creators of Chef’s Table on the series, which explores the rich culture of street food in Thailand, Japan, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, and the Philippines, and goes beyond the famous dishes to the sweat and tears that has made the eateries so iconic. Thailand opens the series and takes viewers behind the scenes to listen to the lady herself. “I feel sorry for myself,” says Jay Fai after a long pause when asked … [Read more...] about The lady behind the wok