Miss Grand International 2018: Itinerary and Main Activities in Myanmar
As usual, Miss Grand International has great activities awaiting for the 70+ candidates this time competing in Myanmar, in October. The host country is a culture rich nation with some of the most hospitable and welcoming people in the world, which means that good things can be expected.
The candidates will start arriving in Yangon, the former capital city, on October 5th. The Welcome Ceremony and Press Conference (October 8th) will take place there, as well as visiting some tourist attractions, where they will be photographed (official portraits).
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country. Many colonial-era buildings flank the tree-lined avenues of the city center, boasting end-of-century British architecture styles, while tall buildings remain scarce.
On a tour of Yangon, you can discover its glittering, gold-plated pagodas and temples, visit a number of museums, and wander its spacious parks. Tea shops, a staple of Yangonese culture, as well as a diverse choice of restaurants, await the candidates and visitors in Yangon.
While in Yangon, the candidates will stay at the fabulous 5-star Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon, where every guestroom is spaciously designed and furnished to reflect the luxurious surroundings, with breathtaking views of Shwedagon Pagoda.
Then, on October 12th, candidates and staff will move to Bagan, one of the most beautiful places in Southeast Asia. The ancient city which was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, over 1000 years ago, is home to some 2,200 temples and pagodas built during the 4 centuries the kingdom survived.
The Bagan Archaeological Zone is a main tourist attraction in Myanmar, especially if seen from above, flying in a balloon.
It´s in Bagan, on October 15th, that the National Costume Competition will take place. It´s the time when the colors and cultures from around the globe will be displayed in Myanmar. The beautiful Myanmar Treasure Resort will be home to the MGI candidates while in Bagan.
On October 16th, the group will move to its 3rd destination: Kawthaung. The city known as Victoria Point during British colonial times, is the southernmost point in Myanmar. A culturally varied place to wander around, with strong Indian and Muslim influences, Kawthaung has in its beaches and islands, its main attractions.
It will be there, more specifically at the 5-star Grand Andaman Hotel, that the Best in Swimsuit competition and the preliminary interviews will take place. The Grand Andaman Hotel, which makes exclusive use of Thahtay Kyun island, features a casino, an outdoor pool set in a tropical landscape and a world-class spa. Rooms feature large private balconies overlooking the sea or garden, and luxurious Thai-style decor.
Everyone will head back to Yagon for a decisive week on October 20th. There the candidates will face many hours of rehearsals, will parade at the all important preliminary competition (October 23rd), and be part of a great spectacle in the amazing final show (October 25th), when Miss Grand International 2018 will be crowned. The One Entertainment Park will serve as venue for the preliminaries and the big final of this Grand Slam competition.
Global Beauties, as usual, will bring you complete and in depth coverage of Miss Grand International 2018. It´s almost there, who´s excited??