Yangon launches open top bus service targeting foreign tourists

Nay Win Htet

Myanmar's first Mingalar open-top bus service has been launched as a trial run in Yangon.

For the time being, the bus will be running mainly for foreign tourists. Mingalar Bus Company started running pen-top buses, which have gained popularity in global cities including London, in Yangon on March 18. Buses run at 7 am and 5 pm separately daily and the trial run period will last until the end of this month.

Although open-top buses mainly target foreign tourists during peak season, local passengers can also enjoy a ride.

The bus fare for morning's sightseeing tour is US$15 for an adult foreigner and US$10 for a child. The bus fare for evening's sightseeing tour is US$23 for an adult and US$18 for a child.

For local passengers, an adult will be charged K10,000 and a child K8,000.