The Diaspora Roundup 2015

If you've been out of town for a year, these are the places you missed. December usually marks the en masse return of Sri Lanka's prodigal children and annual visitors. If…

5 Things To Do In Colombo's Monsoon

Wait, wasn't the moonsoon supposed to be over already?  Living on a tropical island has its plus points, like coconuts and baby elephants. However, pretty much the only three negatives we…

Christmas Hampers 2015

Christmas in Colombo is a time of gifts and decadent seasonal treats. Lean into it, and impress your friends and corporate cronies with some charming hampers. There are lots more, but…

Christmas Day Lunches 2015

As YAMU tradition dictates, we're forever committed to the quest of helping people satisfy their inner foodie - be it lists, reviews, or seasonal offers. Living up to that…

New Years Eve Parties in Sri Lanka (2015)

We've got you covered for New Year's Eve parties this year in Sri Lanka - mostly Colombo. From hotel dinner dances (Hilton, Kingsbury) to EDM parties, there's quite…

Function Halls And Party Places In Colombo

We previously made a list of private dining rooms in Colombo. In this round up, we're focusing on…

Charities To Give To & Places To Visit This Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and apart from the merrymaking the season is known for, it is also known as a month of giving. Interestingly the word charity is derived from the…

Christmas Deals 2015

This season you get a lot of credit card deals. Too many actually. We've tried to organize them into one mega list. These are some of the main deals available…

Quickee Vs. Speedee (Video)

Once there was only one place to get quick delivery of rolling papers, condoms, kottu and whatever else a modern lover might need. That was Quickee. Now, however, one former Quickee rider…

5 Great Faludas (On Galle Road)

Rose syrup, noodles (aka: sev), basil seeds (aka: kasa-kasa), milk and ice cream. These unlikely components make faluda, a beverage-dessert popularised in the Indian subcontinent through Mughlai influence. The concoction itself looks…

Google Traffic Launches In Sri Lanka

Now Sri Lankans can get live traffic data on Google Maps. It's pretty cool, and Christmas colored. Green for where traffic is good, red for where traffic is bad. Just a glance at today's traffic…

15 Totally Weird And Awesome Ice-Creams In Colombo

Colombo's thrumming with new food, new drinks, and tons of new eateries. Most of them end up tasting pretty average and a few stand out, while a few others have specialities…

Thai Food In Sri Lanka

Typically when it comes to foreign cuisine, we seem to be big on Chinese, Indian and maybe Italian. Thai food however seems to be an unexpected growing contender on the scene. Thai food usually…

The View From The Colombo Lotus Tower (3 Photos)

If you've looked up in the last year, you know what the Colombo Lotus Tower looks like. It looks like this: Photo by Google User Livia Dai But what does Colombo look like from the Lotus…

Healthy Living in Colombo

This World Diabetes Day, as a part of the WDD 2015 campaign, we want to help people to work towards not only cutting down on sugar but also switching…

10 Healthy (And Tasty) Foods To Try In Colombo 2015

This World Diabetes Day, as a part of the WDD 2015 campaign, we want to help people to work towards not only cutting down on sugar but also switching to a…

YAMU's 6 Favourite Dosas

Having originated in India, dosa— those soft (or crispy) fermented pancakes — are now a local favourite, especially amongst those who favour saivar food. Ghee dosais and masala dosais are the…

5 Easy (And Fun) Ways To Eat Local

Not so long ago, we told you why local produce deserves our attention, and why we should favour what’s grown within the country to that which is flown thousands of miles to…

Space Junk Near Sri Lanka - When & Where To Watch

At 11:50 AM on November 13, space will be showing us its junk. Our junk, really. A piece of space debris named WT1190F (WTF) will burn up in the atmosphere, about 100 km off…

Eating Local

At YAMU, every time we see a menu of a new restaurant that proudly showcases ‘imported ingredients’, including foie gras from France, Norwegian salmon or king crab flown in from…

Paan Paan's (Chicken) Salads

Paan Paan has expanded their menu to include a bit more than sandwiches and savouries. They're dishing out salads now. This has been on for a few months, I think, so we decided to go on…

Colombo Rides: 5 Tuk Tuk Stories

We all love tuk tuk quotes ('Che Guevara Want You To Rebel'), but what do they mean? More importantly, who decides to put up all the Titanic quotes and baby photos…

In India, A Taste Of History In Lucknow

Our travels occassionally take us beyond the borders—and numerous charms—of our Emerald Isle. Deciding that it's not fair to keep those experiences to ourselves, we will share it here from time to…

YAMU Loves: Tom Yum At Tom Yum

We usually review places, but in this YAMU Loves feature we'll highlight some of our favorite food and drink around the city. As an introduction to the punchy, no-holds-barred flavours of Thai food,…