Mingalabar Bagan – The Enchanted Kindgom

When we arrived at Bagan Train Station, we decided to roam around and walked from one end to another end. The local taxi and minivan drivers keep harassing and offering us the ride to the nearest town either the Old Bagan or New Bagan. After a quick negotiation with one of the taxi driver, we then decided to pay 4000 Kyat (USD 4) per pax to New Bagan in that super cramped car. There are 8 of us all together! We were the last couple in the car as New Bagan is even more far compared to Old Bagan.

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Mingalabar Bagan – 19 Hour Overnight Train Ride

Before we went to Myanmar, we have decided that we should have try every single mode of transportation here including the overnight train. Hence, after a long winded discussion and research with FF, plus considering the route we are taking, we ended up securing a ticket from Yangon to Bagan. An upper class sleeper to Bagan cost us 16,500 Kyat (equivalent to USD 17) and usually, there’s only one sleeping car per train. Therefore, pre booking is definitely the best option. You can get local travel agency to buy your tickets on behalf with some nominal fees and have them delivered to anywhere that you preferred (hotel, airport and etc). In our case, we’ve been charged at USD22 per pax and delivered it all the way at the airport, on the day of our arrival. They usually ask a copy of your passport before hand for the ticket purchase purposes. A very reliable information of Myanmar train can be refer here at Seat 61. Every single information are very well captured and written. Continue reading

Mingalabar Myanmar – Myanmar Visa Application in Malaysia

Before we get started with the Myanmar entry, allowed us to share with you guys out there on the Myanmar Visa Application that we did earlier right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Yes! Malaysian who are wishing to enter and travelling to Myanmar shall apply and obtain a valid visa even though Myanmar is one of the ASEAN countries. Visa exemption was only given and permitted to these 6 countries which is Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines and Vietnam for a visits up to 14 days. And again, surprisingly, Malaysia was not one of it.  Continue reading