When visiting Myanmar, if you want to enjoy the traditional music and cultural dances, please take a look at the Karaweik Palace, Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Yadanar Garden, and Lone Ma Lay Restaurant. If you are looking for something more dynamic, you can visit other Music Pubs, Karaoke Launge, Disco club etc., which is very popular in Yangon.
- Telephone system:
General assessment: meets minimum requirements for local and intercity service for business and government
Domestic: system barely capable of providing basic service; mobile-cellular phone system is grossly underdeveloped
International: country code - 95; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable that provides links to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 2, Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and ShinSat (2009)
- Broadcast media:
The government controls all domestic broadcast media; 2 state-controlled television stations with 1 of the stations controlled by the armed forces; a third TV channel, a pay-TV station, is a joint state-private venture; access to satellite TV is limited; 1 state-controlled domestic radio station and 6 FM stations that are joint state-private ventures; transmissions of several international broadcasters are available in parts of Burma; the opposition-backed station Democratic Voice of Burma broadcasts into Burma via shortwave (2009)
- Internet/ Email availability:
Myanmar Post & Telecommunication Department and Bagan Cybertech provides internet and email services using their proxy servers. There are now many places with computers for surfing and emailing in Yangon, Mandalay, and Bagan in addition to the major hotels in popular tourist destinations. However, some web sites cannot be viewed and some web-based mails (yahoo, hotmail etc.) cannot be logged on or email client programs like Outlook Express, Eudora etc. cannot be used.