Yangon to debut floating night market at Botahtaung Jetty

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The Botahtaung Jetty is seen being prepared for the floating night market.

The floating night market will be opened at the Love Boat Bridge near the Botahtaung Pagoda in Botahtaung Township by the end of this month, according to the organizing company, Tawwin Chantha.
The floating night market will be opened between 31 October and 8 November and it will mainly offer ethnic cuisines and international foods.
It aims to explore the cultures of ethnic people and strengthen the friendship among the ethnic people, said an official of the company.
There will be about 60 stalls and it will feature the tradition of the Inlay region such as selling the products by boat, and the sellers will provide various kinds of foods wearing their traditional costumes.
“It is the very first floating night market in Yangon. We organize it so that the people can enjoy and try ethnic cuisines and the beauty of the Yangon River,” said an official of the company.
The shops will be five feet wide and people can sell there without paying a rental fee. Officials will offer food carts. It will be K30,000 for keeping food carts per day. The company will arrange water, electricity and certain places for the customers, and every person can sell there. The market will be open from 3 pm to 9 pm and those who want to open a stall can contact 09-688237799.
In 2020, the authorities conducted a feasibility study to establish a standard floating night market by constructing 5,200 feet x 30 feet retaining wall between the concrete road of Myayamon Housing in Dagon Myothit (South) Township and Ngamoeyeik Creek. – TWA/GNLM

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