Yangon resident and Belmond’s Tour Manager is a walking encyclopedia of Myanmar. www.belmond.com

EAT
Port Autonomy Restaurant
Gay chef Kevin Ching’s relaxed, food truckstyle, open–air bistro typifies new Yangon. It’s fun and contemporary, showcasing a mix of regional dishes with mexican flavours and serves refreshing but potent cocktails.

VISIT
Shwedagon Pagoda
No trip to Yangon is complete without a visit to this stunning 2,500 year-old Pagoda, consisting of hundreds of temples, stupas and statues.
www.shwedagonpagoda.com

SHOP
Pomelo Handicraft
There’s no better place in Yangon for unique gifts. Everything sold in this fairtrade store is handmade by local people and raises money for the disadvantaged.
www.pomelomyanmar.org