The city is an amalgamation of Burmese, British, Chinese and Indian influences. It is known for its colonial architecture, which although seriously decaying, remains an almost unique example of a 19th-century British colonial capital. In more recent years a big emphasis is being placed on the importance of these historical buildings and an initiative to save what remains of them is gaining momentum. New high-rise buildings, shopping malls and condominiums can also be seen springing up all over the city, as the government encourages private investment and relaxes foreign investment laws.
Yangon is rapidly catching up with modern technology, after seeing the first influx of mobile phones in 2013 it is now estimated that around 90% of the countries population have access to a mobile phone with internet. You can now hail a taxi on a smart phone and pay at (some) restaurants with a card. ATM’s are also much more accessible with many dotted around the city and almost certainly in all the Malls.