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6 Must-See Foodie Instagrammers

You've probably experienced the mouth-watering, stomach churning frustration when an amazing photograph of food turns up on your newsfeed. Foodporn is a guilty pleasure that proves a basic truth: we all…

24 Hours in Colombo

Lacing Sri Lanka's Western coastline, the city is small enough to explore in a short time (600,000 inhabitants, 37km²), but vibrant enough to keep you entertained. Colombars are a diverse lot, with…

Roses Are Red And Flowers Are Expensive

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you've got a special someone you'd like to greet with flowers here's three approaches you could take. The Archie Silani Flora If your goal is to…

7 Great Things About Living In Sri Lanka

Following the news, or being stuck in the daily grind, or being caught in the usual doom and gloom conversation would lead you to believe that things are perpetually at 'suck' for Sri…

E-Gift Ideas (Ft. Takas.lk)

We wanted to change things up a bit this year when it comes to gift ideas. We've still got our Date Night Index and our gift ideas for men and women, but with this one…

Business Lunches in Colombo

A successful business lunch is an excellent way to make a memorable impression. There's actually a bunch of things to consider before you pick a location, depending on the type of meeting and…

7 Types of People You Get in Sri Lankan Buses

Half of us at the YAMU office are regular bus users, whether we like it or not. We generally do, but some of the time we don't because of these particular strains of people you…

ETCA (The Agreement Formerly Known As CEPA)

Sri Lanka and India are negotiating a trade agreement which is causing a lot of controversy. Unlike other trade agreements which covers goods, this covers services - specifically…

Best Value Dishes in Colombo

We Colombars are all about value for money, exemplified by our beloved rice and curry. I mean that much food for like Rs. 150 is insane. Besides the multitude of awesome buth kades,…

Peekaboo: Google See Inside, Now In Sri Lanka

So, Google Street View has covered some of Sri Lanka, and better yet, it's even got the option to See Inside a few places. Never been to Pedlar's Inn? Simply look it up…

YAMU Loves: Tres Leches at Butter Boutique

We usually review places, but in this YAMU Loves feature we'll highlight some of our favorite food and drink around the city. In the world of cake, especially if…

Yoga Spots in Colombo

We've had a bunch of questions asking us which places in Colombo offer yoga sessions or classes. We're not big yoga gurus ourselves but here are a few studios that…

What's Up With Bars Closing at 11 PM? YAMU Speculates.

No excuse from the excise     So if you're a bit of a party papol, you must've noticed that pretty much all bars and nightclubs in Colombo are closing down at about midnight.…

Galle Literary Fest : Cheat Codes for Non-Readers

The Galle Literary Festival is finally back, and Colombo's literati and hipsterdom are awash in glee. But what if you're not really much of a reader and have no idea…

How To Watch Netflix On Your TV (Sri Lanka)

Since Netflix arrived, we realized that not everyone may know how to watch Internet video on their TVs. Here are some options. They apply to Netflix but also to Internet Video in general. To…

Netflix In Sri Lanka (+ How To Use The US Library)

Netflix is now available in Sri Lanka. The best thing about Netflix is the content, but a strong #2 is the amazing picture and sound quality. I've actually been watching Netflix here for…

Galle: How To Get There

Distance from Colombo: 120km Galle is the capital of the Southern Province, the 4th largest city on the island and one of the most…

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…