Yangon’s notoriously bad public transport just got better now that the government has installed a new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system for the city.
Twenty-five billion kyat ($27.1 million) has built them three lines which run from Hyauk Kyant to Pyay, Kabar Aye to the city center, and Hkaing Tharyar to Botahtaung Pagoda.
Tickets cost next to nothing at 300 kyat ($0.35) per person, while transit cards start from 1,000-10,000 kyat ($1.17-$11.70).
With 120 buses running, the service covers at least 80 percent of the total area of Yangon, with 100 more buses to come if this pilot scheme is successful.
No better time to go back!