Last Date

Submission of Abstract ( Before September 30, 2017)
Early Registration           (Before September 30, 2017)

Information

Geography and climate

Myanmar has an estimated population of 59 million with the overall population density of about 86 persons per sq km, one of the lowest in East Asia. With a land area of 676,577 sq. km. Myanmar is one of the largest countries in the South-East Asia region and sharing borders with Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. The country stretches 2090 km North to South, and 925 km East to West and has a varied topography which includes islands, extensive rice plains, river valleys and forested hills and mountains.
Most parts of Myanmar enjoy a tropical climate. Myanmar has three seasons, the cold season – October through February, with average temperatures of between 20-24°C. The hot season – March through May with average temperatures of between 30-35°C, the wet season – June through September with average temperature between 25-30°C. Yangon normally receives early morning and afternoon showers. Myanmar can be visited all year round. Light, casual wear preferably made of cotton is suitable during July. Sandals or slippers are convenient.

Time

Myanmar Standard Time (MST) is six hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Security

For the purpose of identification and security, participants are requested to wear their name badges while attending the conference.
Yangon is a large city with a population of around 6 millions.As such, visitors may expect the “petty crime” rate and personal security situation comparable with many other international cities of this size. There are no specific security threats at this time; however, visitors to Yangon are advised to carry personal identification at all times, practise sound security awareness and use common sense during their stay in Yangon.

Airport tax

Departure airport tax from Myanmar is already included in the price of the air ticket.

Electricity

  • Electric current is usually at 220-230 Volts A/C. Various plug sockets are in use.

Currency / Foreign Exchange

Currency is kyat (pronounced “chat”). At present the following kyat bank notes are in use: K 50, K 100, K 200, K 500, K 1,000 and K 5,000 and K 10,000.
The current exchange rate for US$1.00 is the approximately 1350 Kyats. Due to the fluctuation of the exchange rate, it will be subjected to change.
US $ is the accepted foreign currency in Myanmar. Traveler’s cheque and major credit cards are not widely accepted around the country. It is recommended to bring US$ cash for general purposes, hotel accommodation and shopping.

Taxi

      Grab

Website : https://www.grab.com/mm/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/GrabMM/

 

     Hello Cabs

 Phone : +95 (01) 933 9111
Website : http://www.hellocabs.com.mm
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/hellocabsmyanmar/

 

   Oway Ride

 Phone : +95 (01) 239 9100
Website : https://www.owayride.com.mm
Facebook  : https://www.facebook.com/owayride/

 

     Uber

Website : https://www.uber.com/en-MM/
Facebook  :https://www.facebook.com/ubermyanmar/

Accommodations

Hotel : Ruby Garden Hotel
Address : 631 Pyay Road, Kamaryut Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone : +95-1- 511545, 534439, 505400
 Email:  reservations@rubygardenhotel.com

*Promotion Price: Superior room- $40, Deluxe room- $60. Send email to hotel and mention ‘9ICPH’ in the subject of email to get promotion price for room booking.

 

Hotel : Summer Palace Hotel
Address : No. 437 Pyay Road, Kamayut Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone  +95 1 527 211
Email sphadmin@jlmyanmar.com
Website www.summerpalacehotelygn.com

 

 

Hotel : Hotel Accord
Address : No. 69 Damar Yone Street, Myay Ni Gone,, Sanchaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone : +95 1 501 670
Email : reservations@hotelaccordyangon.com
Website : www.hotelaccordyangon.com

 

Hotel : Hotel Halpin
Address: 89-B, Pyihtaungsu Yeiktha Street, Dagon Township, Yangon
Phone : +95-1- 221 934, 226 695
Website : www.hotelhalpin.blogspot.com

 

 

Hotel : Summit Parkview Hotel
Address : 350 Ahlone Road, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone : +95-1-211 888
Email : reservation@summityangon.com
Website : www.summityangon.com

 

 

Hotel : Hotel Bahosi
Address : No. 63/64, Bahosi Housing Estate, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone : +95 (1) 223589, +95 (1) 223587
Email : inquiry@hotelbahosi.com
Website : www.hotelbahosi.com