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Pomelo

89 Thein Pyu Road | Next to Monsoon restaurant, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
+95 1 295 358
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Great place to buy gifts

I stopped be here to buy a few gifts as souvenirs for friends at home. They have a lovely wide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sally B
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Hong Kong, China
Creative Enerygy Abound!

I like this place, I like this shop, I like this! As it is one of the few gift shops in town that... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Kevin C
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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We are a contemporary Fair Trade craft shop supporting small Myanmar producers, opening opportunities for them to improve their social and economic situation. We are committed to using local materials and local artisans to produce quality, handmade products with a modern twist. Our producers include people with HIV, street youths, the mentally and physically disabled, and small family businesses fighting poverty. When you are in Yangon drop by to pick up some ethically-sourced memories of your time in the land of a thousand pagodas. We also have a shop in Bagan!
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“paper mache” (15 reviews)
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89 Thein Pyu Road | Next to Monsoon restaurant, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped be here to buy a few gifts as souvenirs for friends at home. They have a lovely wide selection of gifts for both children and adults. Its made even more special buying gifts here because they support local charities and disadvantaged women. This...More

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 27 December 2017

I like this place, I like this shop, I like this! As it is one of the few gift shops in town that provides unique and creative gifts items and souvenirs! The shop is comfortable to browse through anytime of the day! The shopkeepers are...More

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Pomelo M, General Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the shop, we are glad you found our staff friendly. Thanks for your support and hopefully see you again!

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

For me, this trip is budgeted. So I practically avoid shopping occassion. When I look at Yangon's local map, and found out that Pomelo is non-profit shop, helping others for a reason and all sales will be contributed to them, I become more curious. It's...More

1  Thank Bambang S
Pomelo M, General Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting, so glad you like the Meso Soap we love them too! Hopefully see you again.

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

A nice selection of Myanmar gifts: textile, jewelry, clothes, lacquer, handicrafts, glass works, recycled teak boards, made by communities from all over the country. If you are looking for souvenirs, check out Pomelo and support a good cause.

Thank Celina Y
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Upon arrival in Myanmar, our travel agent, Bertie of Sampan Travel handed us gift bags. We opened them at the hotel and found coloring books, little paper mache animals, restaurant recommendations, and postcards. My daughter squealed with delight. I rummaged around some more to find...More

Thank Ma Amanda T
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is a great shop. A superb range of products, interesting designs and good quality. You also have the assurance that in buying here you are supporint some excellent causes. Highly recommended.

Thank JHND
Artisans M, Front Office Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thank you so much for visiting us and we are thrilled you loved the products. Every purchase does indeed help the most vulnerable people and artisans in Myanmar, so thanks for you support.

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

It is a fantastic shop for souvenirs! This shop had local handicraft items, made by the local Myanmar community. As you can read in their webpage, they support the less favorable groups and foment their business. I bought a lovely shopping bag made with recycled...More

Thank carolinafzs d
Artisans M, General Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you so much for visiting our shop and reviewing us. Your support makes a huge difference to the lives of our artisans around the country!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This ship has cute souvenirs. All of them are made by women to help support their communities. There are a variety of items but the paper mache animals are ones you see decorating hotels and stores all over Yangon. Also beautiful tapestries. I would definitely...More

Thank emily830419
Artisans M, General Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

So glad you loved the woven wall hangings, they are a truly unique very traditional piece of Myanmar craft and culture, with only a few villages able to still weave in that incredible way. Thank you so much for visiting our shop and reviewing us....More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Absolutely loved this wonderful gem of a shop. Such a great charity, supporting lots of local people from all over Myanmar. Beautiful crafts - I particularly love the brightly coloured jugs with Myanmar script. Awesome to see things from parts of the country I've yet...More

Thank BellaSmutt
Artisans M, General Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thrilled you love our classic bright Myanmar jugs. Perfect as a vase for a bunch of flowers too. Thank you so much for visiting our shop and reviewing us. Your support makes a huge difference to the lives of our artisans around the country!

Reviewed 7 June 2017

This place was quite easy to find - we stopped by on our walk back from Botahtaung Pagoda near the river. It is indeed next to Monsoon restaurant. We loved the selection of postcards and other crafts, as well as some jewelry items. Our disappointment...More

Thank DesertDweller32
Management response:Responded 21 June 2017

Thanks so much for stopping by our shop - glad we could help you out with the Monday shopping issue! We are open 7 days a week 9.30 am- 9.30pm . Thank you for leaving a review we really appreciate it.

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roxiedakota
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Response from gordonandjenny | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering - it should have read Mar (March), not May!
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