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YAMU's Top 10 Galle Fort Spots

Galle Fort is one of our favourite locations on the island. Despite its rampant gentrification over the years, it's maintained that irresistable colonial charm and artsy vibe. With the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2016…

Star Wars Tickets In Colombo

UPDATE: Booking for Star Wars is now open at EAP Movies. You need to register, and note that the 7PM showing on the 25th is sold out. Star Wars: The Force Awakens…

Gift Ideas For Men

So we've already covered some cutesy gift ideas for the women in your life. There's really no reason your fathers/ brothers/ boyfriends/ friends shouldn't be spoilt silly this season either. Here…

The Ultimate Kottu Round-Up

If there's ever been a dish that Colombars identify with, it's kottu. Its popularity is due to its late-night availablity. Catering to post-clubbing cravings, this peculiarly Sri Lankan fast food has found its way…

Christmas Dinners (2015)

Following up on our Christmassy updates, here's a list of places where you can indulge in special dinners prepared just…

Gift Advice For The Christmas Grinch

Not everyone gets all happy and ecstatic when Christmas arrives, and that's okay. We decided we'd help the Christmas grinch in all of us by putting together a list of…

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…