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In the Pirate’s lair: MY Andaman Explorer uncovers the roots of British Burma

People who often choose Pandaw for their cruises would know its passion for the rich history of British colonial era in Myanmar. This passion is the fundamental factor for the foundation of the pioneering company of Pandaw. During 21 years of cruise operation, countless onboard lectures and guided tours have been organized to give the […]

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What Went Wrong with the Andaman Explorer – By Paul Strachan

Recently, I have been receiving many emails from the regulars of Pandaw which inquire for information about what occurred on the Andaman Explorer, the classic motor yacht built in the 60s of the twentieth century. We purchased this cruise ship last year with the purpose of exploring the coastal region of Myanmar in general and […]

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The Way to Mandalay is Full of Traffic – One More Reason to Take Cruise

When you travel to Myanmar, ten out of ten tour guides here would advise that you’d better not to go to Mandalay on roads. This is because of the fact that the traffic in Mandalay city is always in dreadful conditions. These days, the way to Mandalay city and those inside the city are always […]

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Pandaw Maritime Revolution – A New Chapter in Its Extraordinary Story.

After having made great renovations in cruising on the majestic rivers of Asia for 21 years, Pandaw is ready to write a new page of Pandaw Maritime Revolution in its marvelous story with its investment in the voyages on the sea for the very first time. The MY Andaman Explorer will set sail on its […]

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Myanmar or Burma – Learn a Little about These Two Name

Many people who visit or want to learn about Myanmar would get confused by the two names, Burma and Myanmar. If you also wonder which of the two name, Myanmar or Burma, is the right one to use, then read the following article to find out. Before 1989, this beautiful Southeast Asian country was widely […]

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Stuart Hickman – The Soul of Flavor Onboard Pandaw

If you really enjoyed the onboard dishes of Pandaw, then you should know whom to express your gratitude to. The man that we would praise herein is Stuart Hickman, who we regard as the soul of flavor onboard Pandaw. At the age of 47, he is a talented Welsh Australian chef of Pandaw who has […]

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Back to the Future: How Heritage Is Key to Yangon’s Prosperity

Burmese people proudly call Yangon, the largest city and also the main entrance gate to Myanmar, the “City of the Future”. However, people who have had the opportunity to visit the city might feel shocked as those words are not really matchable to the name. To be honest, Yangon city is somewhat messy, but it can […]

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Experience Photography and Classical Music Theme Voyages on The Strand Cruise

In order for the tourists to have a better experience and an insightful understanding of Myanmar and Burmese culture, recently, a series of theme voyages on the Strand Cruise has been organized, including fascinating activities held onboard or during excursions ashore with the participation of renowned professionals in the fields. The Photography and Classical Music […]

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A Visit to Dala Village – The Window Into Real Life of Burmese People

Last year, I paid a visit to Dala village, a humble rustic residence which was so close to Yangon that you just need to cross a river to set foot on the largest city of Myanmar. In contrary to the hustle and bustle of Yangon city, the life in Dala village is so lagged behind, […]

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Meet Suchet – The Ex-Captain on SY Meta IV

People often say that we human always desire what we don’t possess. It is true, and for Mr. Suchet, the former captain of the Meta IV, the ocean has long been his desire. Born to a big family in the mountainous area of Thailand, Suchet grew up along with his thirteen siblings, four sisters and […]

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Cruising Along The Chindwin River – The Route Through A Pristine Myanmar

With the length of 1200 km, the Chindwin River is one of the two major rivers in Myanmar (together with the Irrawaddy River) whose image is covered in numerous Burmese stories and legends. However, this river has not been appreciated properly and is often undersold and mistaken as a tributary of the Irrawaddy River. Very […]

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Meet Evan – The Man Who Has Devoted His Life to SY Sunshine

Many people have mistaken Evan for a native English speaker from the UK because of his typical British accent. However, Evan actually grew up in a small village in Irrawaddy Delta near Yangon when this city was still the capital city of Burma. There were about 200 families in his village and his father and […]

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