Hello everyone. This is Mr. Takagi, and I’m worried that the number of articles related to Myanmar has been increasing here and there lately, and I’m afraid that I’m getting scolded by my home fans in the Philippines.
With that being said, here’s another Myanmar story. Here is a special feature on cafes and other places where you can use Wi-Fi and power supply, which are indispensable for your trip.
- WIFI in Yangon, "Lounge at Surrey Shangri-La Hotel
- WIFI in "GLORIA JEAN'S COFFEES" in Junction City, Yangon
- WIFI in "CAFE AMAZON" in Junction City, Yangon
- WIFI in Cafe at Pan Pacific Hotel next to Junction City, Yangon
- WIFI in "GLORIA JEAN'S COFFEES" in Myanmar Plaza, Yangon
- WIFI in "amber cafe" at East Hotel, Yangon
- WIFI in "BarBoon Cafe” in PARKSON, Yangon
- WIFI in "CAFE AMAZON" in the basement of Sule Square, Yangon
- WIFI at KFC in the Yangon International Airport departure area
- WIFI at CRAFT in Yangon International Airport departure area
- Food court in the entry area of Yangon International Airport
- WIFI in "Lotteria" downtown, Yangon
WIFI in Yangon, “Lounge at Surrey Shangri-La Hotel
That’s the Shangri-La Hotel. They know the international sense. Moreover, there are not many people in the daytime, so you can monopolize the luxurious lounge with elegance.
It luxuriously occupies the back right hand corner of the huge lounge. However, there was a drawback: the distance to the outlet hole was too far, making it difficult to operate my phone while charging.
When I looked like I was in trouble, nah, the clerk brought me an extension cord. I was super duper impressed!
I ordered an iced coffee, and it came with a cookie. Also, the gum syrup and milk containers were top quality and did not drip at all.
It’s been a while since I’ve been so impressed, so I left a tip. The receipt container was not the cheap, unassuming one in the Philippines, but a cloth-covered one typical of Myanmar.
I feel a sense of elegance in this kind of place. It’s nice to have some kind of commitment. It’s very different from the westernized Philippines, where everything is westernized.
It costs $1 for water and $5 for iced tea, but it’s nice to have a calm lounge to work in.
As for the WIFI, it was free for guests, and visitors were supposed to get a password to use it for an hour and a half if they ordered something, but on this day, visitors could use it as much as they wanted.
WIFI in “GLORIA JEAN’S COFFEES” in Junction City, Yangon
A cafe on the second floor of Junction City in Yangon.
There is a power supply on both sides of the counter seats.
There are plenty of power sources under the seats and next to the sofa seats. When I was there that day, I found a forgotten iPhone cable under the table in the photo below, so I left it with the waitress.
Coffee is available from 3500 kyat.
I ordered the creme brulee chili. The little touch of the straw is a presentation I’ve never seen in the Philippines.
I was charged 5% sales tax.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t plug it in with the size of the Japanese outlet.
The WIFI password can be found on the order number plate, or you can ask the clerk for a piece of paper with the password.
Reference: Cafes with good WI-FI and power supply in Myanmar（ https://blog.aseanexp.com/entry/nomad-cafe-in-myanmar/）
WIFI in “CAFE AMAZON” in Junction City, Yangon
This CAFE AMAZON is also located in Junction City. It is located on the fourth floor. Unfortunately, there is no power supply; I forgot to ask if there is WIFI, but you can use Junction City’s WIFI for free for an hour.
Reference: Cafes with good WI-FI and power supply in Myanmar（https://blog.aseanexp.com/entry/nomad-cafe-in-myanmar/）
WIFI in Cafe at Pan Pacific Hotel next to Junction City, Yangon
If you can’t be bothered to go to Gloria Jane’s on the second floor of Junction City, there is a Pampassi cafe on the first floor.
The price is a bit expensive, but I always ordered the 6500 kyat set with a drink and cake (or bread) and got the password for the WIFI.
There is also a power supply under the chair.
WIFI in “GLORIA JEAN’S COFFEES” in Myanmar Plaza, Yangon
It is in the same group as Gloria Jeans in Junction City, but this one is located near Lake Inya.
There is no WI-Fi in the restaurant, but you can use the Wi-Fi of Myanmar Plaza. However, please note that sometimes it is not available.
There is only one power supply, so the sooner the better.
Article on passing through Myanmar Plaza by airport bus.
Reference: GLORIA JEAN’S COFFEES in Yangon
Looking at it this way, it seems likely that if you go to GLORIA JEAN’S COFFEES, you can basically get Wi-Fi and power.
There are 6 GLORIA JEAN’S COFFEES in Yangon, so if you are having trouble, you can try the nearest branch below.
- In Yangon Airport Domestic Terminal (open from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm)
- Inside Myanmar Plaza (open 7am – 11pm)
- North side of Shedagon Pagoda (open 7am – 11pm)
- In the City Mall (in front of the public hospital) (open 7am – 9pm)
- In Junction City (open 9am – 10pm)
- In Star City (open 8am – 9pm)
WIFI in “amber cafe” at East Hotel, Yangon
I had read on the internet that there was an amber cafe in the East Hotel, which is located a little south of Shangri-La, across the road to the Sakura Building side.
There is a restaurant on the first floor of the East Hotel, but the name of the restaurant on the sign seems to be a little different. If you look closely, you will notice that there is a sign that says “amber” at the top.
I asked the front desk staff at the hotel where the amber cafe was. She looked puzzled when I asked her. I thought it might be a typical Asian situation, so I asked, “How long have you been working here? She seemed even more confused by my misguided question.
I simply said to the staff, “I think the owner has changed and the name of the restaurant has changed,” and showed her my phone, which was displaying the website I was referring to. “Probably so,” she said.
There were no customers in the restaurant, and it was quiet.
The price was not bad for a restaurant that mainly serves food. The cafe latte was sold out, so I ordered a regular iced coffee.
Taxes will also be collected.
WIFI is also available, and the staff will give you the password if you ask. There is a power supply along the wall, but it’s not much.
WIFI in “BarBoon Cafe” in PARKSON, Yangon
The cafe is located on the first floor of PARKSON, next to the Beaujoe Market, and while the Wi-Fi is a bit spotty, the power supply is a nice touch.
(Posthumously, October 2018)
I didn’t look for it particularly seriously, but it seemed like the PARKSON next to the Beaujoe Market had been demolished and was under construction.
WIFI in “CAFE AMAZON” in the basement of Sule Square, Yangon
Cafe Amazon is located in the basement of Sule Square near the Sule Pagoda. You can concentrate on your work in a relaxed atmosphere.
The café near the escalator of Cafe Amazon also had a power supply. It’s under the sofa seats.
WIFI at KFC in the Yangon International Airport departure area
There seems to be a tall counter and a short counter, and it seems that only the tall counter used to have electricity, but when I went there, it was all wiped out (smiles).
▽Click here for other articles on exchanging money and withdrawing Myanmar kyat at Yangon airport▽
WIFI at CRAFT in Yangon International Airport departure area
This is another airport cafe. If you go around the inside of the counter, you can find an outlet at the bottom. By the way, the airport also has Wi-Fi, so you can use both power and Wi-Fi.
Click here for other articles about my search for WIFI and power upon arrival at Yangon International Airport.
Food court in the entry area of Yangon International Airport
There is one counter with power supply in the corner of the food court on the third floor.
Also, if you look carefully, you can find a power supply under the seats at the back of the food court, just to the left.
WIFI in “Lotteria” downtown, Yangon
In Yangon, the only fast food I have ever seen is KFC, but one day I saw a Lotteria and was impressed. As in Ho Chi Minh City, KFC and Lotteria have an image of quick overseas expansion.
When you connect to the WIFI in the store, you will see this screen. You can’t do anything by filling out the form here, so tap the Login with Phone Number item at the bottom of the screen.
You will then be asked to enter your phone number, name, gender, and birthday, and then tap Submit to get connected. The birthday input is in the form of a calendar, but I had to move from 2018 to the month of my birth year month by month, which was not very efficient.
If you can’t connect to this kind of web authentication WIFI, please go to this article.