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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…

බියර් එකක් හදමුද ?

ගෙදර තියෙන දේවල් ටිකක් පාවිච්චි කරලා ගෙදරදීම බියර් එකක් හදා ගන්න…

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…

Thotupola Mountain (Horton Plains)

‘‘අයියේ තොටුපළ කන්දට යන්නේ කොහොමද?’’ නුවරඑළිය ප‍්‍රධාන බස් නැවතුම්පළෙහි උදෑසන රාජකාරියෙහි…

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,…

New Battaramulla Traffic Plan (Map)

UPDATE: This traffic plan has currently been suspended. After less than a week. This is a map of the new Colombo traffic plan to and from Battaramulla. The new rules apply from 7:30 -…

Oktoberfest Round-Up 2015

October is a fun month in which you can let your hair down and chill out a bit, what with Oktoberfest and Halloween both making their…

Private Dining Rooms In Colombo

Where can you host a private dinner in Colombo? We've been getting a lot of calls about this…

It's Nearly Eid! Sawans This Way, Folks. (2015)

'Tis the season of Hajj, which to many Muslims is a month of spirituality and sacrifice - and shared food. The classic dish Sri Lankans share is a…

A Video Tour Of Fort (Colombo 1)

Along with Odyssey, YAMU would like to take you on some quick tours of all the districts of Colombo. We're starting with Colombo 1. Colombo Fort is a fascinating place because it's both the…

10 Yummy Things You Can Do With Marmite

Everyone knows that black little tub. You either love it or hate it – there's no in-between. Luckily for the guys over at Marmite SL (who wanted us to try out a bunch…