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  1. Myanmar trip - Yes or No?

    I think it really depend on what you are expecting about nightlife. I have been based in Thailand for about 25 years and been travelling a lot around the world and of course SE Asia. I also feel the same that it is difficult to find similar nightlife than Thailand ( i leave in Phuket) I have been working now 5 years in Myanmar all around Myanmar and based professionally in Yangon for nearly one and half year. Myanmar is not a country where you go because of it nighlife. However, due to opening of the country and business opportunities, the expat community is getting bigger and bigger and so more and more nightlife in Yangon. But again nothing to compare to Thailand and others neighbors countries. With all my years been in Thailand, i did enjoy a lot nightlife in Bangkok, Pattaya, Samui, Patong beach...when I was younger ( I am 49 now) but this over for me now. Living in Phuket, i am not going to Patong anymore now. Last when i went there was about 4 years ago. So Yangon nightlife suit me as it is not intense as it is in Thailand and I rather go spend my weekends in Bangkok if i want to go for nightlife as it is just an hour flight from Yangon. Basically because of more variety in Bangkok than Yangon. I believe that at the moment, the highlighted spot in Yangon for nightlife are around Myanmar Plaza (Fuse, Eclipse...next to Hard Rock Cafe), Sedona Hotel, The Penthouse, some reputated bars in the town (such as 7 joints...) and of course locals discos and places which i won't mention the names. Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
  2. VAT refund worked for me. I am on Non O 1 year multi entry (based on Thai child). I came back to Myanmar today where I am working and got the VAT refund at the airport. I got back 5,700b (Surface Pro I7 500gb). As for the cover, actually for me, my wife has my Surface Pro 3 with black cover but she want a blue cover. For me, for my new Surface, I want a red cover. There was blue cover in stock but no red. So i bought the blue cover for my wife and took her black cover until i find a red one... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. To give you an update, as I was in Bangkok this week end, i bought the new surface Pro. It was more complicated than expected. Despite telling me last month that all models will be available on 15 August, i had to try many shops in Bangkok before finding what i was looking for. I was interested about the I7 model. All shops have only few I5 in stock and no accessories at all. I finally found one I7 in Emporium and I bought a SP4 cover and separate mouse. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. If i understand correctly, the down side of the MTD account is that are charging 50b per ATM transaction. Not a big deal for me as i only deposit money and never used the ATM card. Also, i understand that the maximum transfer amount is 50k per transaction (i saw that on their internet banking) The questions are: is there any limit when withdraw at the bank and is there any fees such as the 50b when withdraw at the bank? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks for this clear explanation. Yes i just don't want to bother with tax refund. I will take out cash from account and leave about 1.3M. I might check for a fixed deposit account to deposit the excess 700k and eventually add little more. The thing is that I like the MTD account system as the fund can be withdraw anytime. Even if i have no plan to withdraw the fund or use it, i found it good to have it getting 1.3% interest instead of nothing in my others saving accounts Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks. I never really checked about that. I will. I guess you are talking about fixed deposit account. Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
  7. So, in my understanding from this posts, as the interest for MTD account is currently 1.3%, if your balance exceed 1.3M let's say for a year long, you can expect to pay 15% tax on the interest? I opened a MTB account last February and i deposit 2M. I never touch that account. So i might expect some taxes coming soon? Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
  8. Latest smart TV 4k

    I am considering to replace one of my TV 55" samsung. Not sure exactly which model it is but: 55" Samsung UHD 4k About 4 years old. I am looking at similar specs (latest specs) but not necessary Samsung. Looking at 55". Any recommendations about the brand? Samsung, LG, Sony... Budget is not an issue but of course would consider price vs quality / standard Thanks Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
  9. As far as i know, motorbikes are not allowed on highway. I am not riding bikes in Myanmar so I am not 100% sure of that. What I am sure is when I was based in Mandalay for 3 years (I am based in Yangon since 1 year), i was doing often Mandalay- Nay Py Taw by car through the highway and saw motorbikes stopped by the police. When I asked my driver what was the problem, he told me that the motorbikes was not allowed on the highway. Indeed, i never saw much motorbikes on the highway. This was mostly between the first toll gate from Mandalay and the toll gate at Mandalay airport. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I am in Bangkok today. Went to IT city and Banana IT in Paragon but not much information from them (they were not looking motivated...) However, went to IT section of Paragon (I think it's Central where they sell all about computers, TV's, camera's...). There is stand Windows. They confirmed that the new surface Pro will be available from 15 August and they will have all models available. Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
  11. I will be in Bangkok this weekend (am in Myanmar at the moment) and will go check directly in IT city Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
  12. http://www.itcityonline.com/search?q=surface&s_c=1 Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
  13. I see on the website of IT center that it will available on 15 August. I bought a Surface Pro 3 i7 few years ago in IT center Bangkok and really like it. My wife tried it just a month after i bought and never gave it back me as she like it very much. Never had any problem with it and my wife still use it intensively. I was planning to buy the Pro 4 for myself but didn't. I will buy the new Pro in IT center if it is available next month Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
  14. Xiaomi MI6, Mi5s, or Huawei P9?

    So it sound as per the feedback that those who have moved to Huawei are not disapointed. I think i will give a try to the P10 plus Sent from my SM-N920C using Tapatalk
  15. Xiaomi MI6, Mi5s, or Huawei P9?

    I have been using Android 7 for quite some time now on my Samsung Note 5. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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