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Merchant Street or Merchant Road the Devil’s (apparently not) in the Detail

Hintha Business Centres is located in the heart of Yangon at 608 Merchant Street.

Merchant Street is one of the most recognised addresses in Myanmar; it lies within a block of Strand Road and the Yangon River, and is probably the ‘first choice’ office location for banks, law offices and a wide range of commercial businesses. 

But one element of how this prestigious address is referred to locally is slightly unusual — the fact that no precision is required in differentiating between ‘Street’ and ‘Road’ — either will do!    

The sign on our office building refers to Merchant Road and the nearest street sign says Merchant Street…….. we prefer Merchant Street – but the choice is yours!

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