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7 Dec, 2016

Sonny Aung Khin, Proprietor, Padonmar Restaurant Yangon

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

Sonny Aung khin

Date and Place of Birth: 10 December 1939/ Yangon, Myanmar.

Marital Status: Single


Bachelor of Arts – History, University of Rangoon, Myanmar – (1966)


Sales Representative, B.O.A.C. (now British Airways), Rangoon – (1960-1970)

Sales Manager, Air France , Rangoon –(1970-1976)

General Manager, Skyline Travel Services, Bangkok – (1978-1992)

Founder, Burma Cultural Tours, Bangkok – (1980-1992)

Manager, Elephant House Furniture & Interior Decoration, Yangon- (1994-2003)

Proprietor, Padonmar Restaurant & Thai Cuisine, Yangon-(2003-Present)

Other Industry Positions

Chairman, Myanmar Restaurant Association, Yangon – ( 2011-2015)

President, Skal International Yangon Club 231, Yangon – (2013-2016)

Founder/ Chairman, Myanmar Ethnic Restaurateurs Association (Yangon) – (Present)

Member, Rotary Club Yangon – (Present)

One of the early generation of private sector tourism pioneers who struggled to keep visitors flowing in the days of the military government and restricted visa durations of maximum one week, later extended to two weeks.

Source: Sonny Aung Khin and Travel Impact Newswire archives.