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5 Independent Coffee Shops (Colombo) 2014

Colombo is getting coffee franchises but, thankfully, we're getting a lot of independent coffee shops as well. These are five independent coffee shops which we think are excellent and worth a…

YAMU On CNN

Wherein YAMU and other local guides show CNN around Sri Lanka UPDATE: You can watch the show here: http://travel.cnn.com/cnngo-colombo-666866 (thank you Sara and Pathum). The YAMU segment is the second one. CNNGo is a 30-minute…

March Holidays (Basically None)

March sucks for holidays. Poya falls on a Sunday, which is lame. April, however, is full of holidays (Avurudu, Good Friday) so it all works out. Long Weekends (0) Places To Be:…

Sri Lankan Sakura

If you noticed a sudden burst of pink around the city, Tabebuia Rosea is the culprit. A tree in full bloom looks quite similar to a cherry blossom tree (perhaps we can re-name the rather…

February 2014 Holidays (3 Possible Long Weekends)

As part of our public service duty to help you get the most out of your vacation time, here's a holiday calendar for February 2014. The good news is that there…

7 Ocean Views In Colombo

View from Galle Face Colombo, despite having a generosity of coastline, doesn't actually have much of an oceanfront scene. There's no real seaside strip here, until you get to Mount Lavinia. Still,…

YAMU's Southern Expressway Map (E01)

The next issue of YAMU Print is going to have some more maps, and this is one of them. This is the map of the Southern Expressway to Galle and (someday) Matara. We hope it's a bit clearer than what's out there. You can click on it to make it bigger. Summary If you're taking the Southern Expressway, you first need to…

YAMU Deals

No we're not becoming a daily deals site. We are opening our platforms up for coupons, deals, whatever you want to call them. COST PLATFORM …

Sri Lanka Holiday Calendar For 2014 (With Long Weekends)

This is our list of Sri Lankan holidays for 2014. What we've added is to note the seven long weekends this year, as well as the nine almost long weekends, when you can take a day off and get an extra long vacation. We've also noted whether holidays are Bank (B), Public (P) or Mercantile (M). In case you don't know exactly what this means (we didn't), bank holidays are just for banks, public holidays are for banks and government but not necessarily private companies, and mercantile holidays are for all of the above plus private companies. Note that in…

5 Places For Christmas Sweets

It's Christmas, the season where you can eat with excuse. Here's a few of our recommendations for places to get seasonal sweets from. Please comment or get in touch if…

Christmas Hampers 2013

This article was published with a very nice layout in the December issue of Echelon magazine. We recommend getting a copy, at supermarkets everywhere, or via subscription from echelon.lk It’s Christmas, which means buttering people up for the New Year. In Sri Lankan corporate circles, that means hampers - goodie…

Colombo Nightraces 2013 (Photos)

The Red Bull F1 car in town for the night races Nazly Ahmed was kind enough to let us share his photos from last weekend's night races. This images are a shared…

YAMU Print 3.0

Yamu Print 3.0 is out at the locations below, and issued 2,000 issues of Echelon Magazine. That's 5,000 copies total. Big shouts to our advertisers this issue, please contact if you'd like to advertise in the next one. Alternately, you can download a PDF here: YAMU-3.pdf. The Contents Just read it, it's pretty short :). This issue has a Christmas shopping guide and some extra…

10 Christmas Gadgets (Available In Sri Lanka)

Courtesy of our friends at C3 Magazine, here's a roundup of 10 Christmas Gadgets. List of gadgets are not new to the Internet, but ones that are available in Sri Lanka are. Everything here…

New Years Eve Parties In Sri Lanka (2013)

UPDATE: Check out the 2014 New Years Eve Parties here.  New Year's Eve is many things to many people. It can be a big club night (Kingsbury), a scene to be seen at (Cantaloupe, Hilton), a dress-up party (Gatsby at Mount Lavinia Hotel), a dinner dance…

YAMU's Christmas Gift Guide (Offline)

If you want to go buy some stuff the traditional way (instead of online), here's our brief guide, also available in YAMU Print 3.0. Executive Summary For All …

Waterspout In Wadduwa

You can't eat it, but we thought you might be interested in these photographs of a waterspout we happened to see in Wadduwa. A waterspout is like a mini-tornado over water. It doesn't…

YAMU's Holiday Shopping Guide (Online)

It's December. If you're buying gifts, we've put together this hopefully helpful shopping guide. The first part covers online shopping - stuff that either ships to Sri Lanka or online shops based here…

New Year's Eve Parties?

We're currently working on the next issue of YAMU Print, but we need some help. We're making a list of New Year's Eve parties and general soirees taking place in December, so if you either know…

Advertise In The Next YAMU Print

We've barely released YAMU Print 2.0 and it's already time to get ready for the next edition. YAMU print is a 32 mag with a 5,000…

YAMU App Update

Version 1.2 of the YAMU app is now available for Android and iOS users. We take a look at the new features and other improvements. The Big Features You can now log in with…

YAMU Print 2.0

The third edition of YAMU print is out now. I'm wondering now if it was dumb to start counting from zero. You can download the PDF here: YAMU-2.0-Web. We'll…

The Russell Peters Notorious Tour In Colombo

The Russell Peters Notorious show came to and ended in Colombo last night. It was a big, entertaining show and had a palpable buzz to it. It was also a lot more vulgar and…

Shore By O! - Coming Soon

Image from their Facebook page (edited) We're excited to report that O! (Machang, Floor By O!, the late Brewery By O!) is opening a new pub in Mount Lavinia. They're replacing the old Golden Mile,…