Reimagine your Happiness with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir – A day in Yangon

Reimagine Happiness - Yangon

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Yangon

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Mohinga

08:00

START YOUR DAY

For the ultimate morning pick-me-up, tuck into Myanmar’s national dish, mohinga – a steaming bowl of rice noodles soaked in a hearty herbal fish broth. Enjoy it with sliced hard-boiled egg, deep-fried crispy vegetables (akyaw) for some added crunch, and season with a squeeze of lime and dash of dried chilli. For the perfect pairing to your morning tea or coffee, opt for a bein mont instead. This Burmese pancake is fluffy on the inside, and crispy on the outside. Order the savoury version with an egg or potato filling, or satisfy your sweet tooth with almonds, poppy seeds and a light dusting of jaggery sugar.
Yangon Circular Train Railroad
Yangon Circular Train Railroad
Yangon Circular Train Railroad

10:00

RIDE OF YOUR LIFE

Take a break from city life as you hop on the Yangon Circular Train for a scenic three-hour ride that offers you a peek into old Yangon as it loops around Myanmar’s biggest city. Soak in the picturesque countryside through the big open windows of your cabin. Enjoy a rich history lesson as you get a glimpse into their laid-back and stress-free lifestyle. The train makes quick stops at 39 stations, and peddlers hop on and off to sell you everything from live chickens to tea and fruits. Mingle with the friendly locals on the train, or hop off the train to experience authentic Burmese life up close. The train starts and ends at Yangon Central Railway Station, where you can buy tickets for 200 MMK (S$0.20) per trip. The train leaves every 45 to 60 minutes.
Karaweik Palace

14:00

TAKE A POST-LUNCH STROLL

Spend a lazy afternoon taking in the sights and sounds of Myanmar’s largest city at the scenic Kandawgyi Lake. It is home to one of Yangon’s iconic landmarks, the Karaweik Palace – a golden replica of a traditional Burmese royal boat. Not too far from the lake is the Bogyoke Aung San Park, an area dedicated to national hero Major General Aung San. A statue of the icon takes pride of place in the park. You can find a relaxing spot for a picnic, and sit back with a cold beer and a good book after your stroll. Or explore the charming lakefront cafes, restaurants, and the Bogyoke Aung San Museum in the park’s vicinity.
Colonial building along Pansodan Street
Old Supreme Court Building
Left: Colonial building along Pansodan Street Right: Old Supreme Court Building

16:00

UNCOVER ARCHITECTURAL GEMS

Yangon’s colonial buildings were built as early as the 19th century and many of these masterpieces sit along Pansodan Street. At Bogalay Zay Street, you will find more colourful versions that are rough around the edges, but rich in history. To visit Myanmar’s only Jewish temple, head to Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue. Built in 1896, the beautifully-maintained interior is inspired by the blue and white Star of David. For an off-the-beaten-track option, check out the Ancient Portuguese Church. Built in the 18th century, the country’s first ever Catholic church was destroyed by the Burmese king, but its ruins still stand majestically and are worth exploring.
Shwedagon Pagoda

17:30

BASK IN SHWEDAGON PAGODA'S BEAUTY

Myanmar’s most revered and iconic shrine sits on top of the Singuttara Hill. The shrine’s 99-metre high bell-shaped stupa ensures you can spot it from almost anywhere in Yangon. Plated with thousands of solid gold bars and encrusted with precious stones, diamonds and golden bells, the pagoda sees many flock to bask in its majestic beauty. Head over during sunset during which the holy site transforms into a glorious gilded work of art; participate in an oil lamp-lighting ceremony and stay on to soak in the serenity.
Streetside barbecue
Chinatown at night
Left: Streetside barbecue Right: Chinatown at night

19:30

PARTAKE IN THE NIGHTLIFE

As the sun sets, Chinatown comes alive offering you the perfect spot to kick back with some beers, tuck into delicious street food and engage in the sport of people-watching. Head to the famous streetside barbecue at 19th Street for the highly raved-about Shwe Mingalar Restaurant. From spare ribs and sweet pork, to broccoli and mushrooms, be spoilt for choice with a wide array of freshly-prepared, cooked-to-order skewers. Chinatown also boasts plenty of stalls serving tasty and reasonably-priced seafood. Round off your evening with a quick browse at the street shops selling electronics and clothes, and sneak in a late-night massage after all that activity!

Explore the destination

Yangon

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Shwedagon Pagoda

Kandawgyi Lake

Yangon Central Station

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1Mohinga

Lucky 7 Tea House 49th Street, Mahabandoola, Yangon

Daily 06:00 - 17:00

2Yangon Central Railway Station

Kun Chan Rd, Yangon, Myanmar

24 hours

3Kandawgyi Lake

Kan Yeik Tha Rd

Daily 04:00 - 22:00

4A Colonial buildings

22-24 Pansodan Street, Yangon, Myanmar

24 hours

4BMusmeah Yeshua Synagogue

No. 85, 26th St., Yangon, Myanmar

Daily 09:30 - 13:00

5Shwedagon Pagoda

Bahan Rd, Yangon, Myanmar

Daily 04:00 - 22:00 (last admission at 21:45)

6Chinatown

Maha Bandula, Yangon, Myanmar

24 hours

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