Over a hundred Burmese voters living in Singapore flew to Rangoon on Friday to cast their ballots before polls close over the weekend.
Lenders say they have been forced to turn to unlicensed brokers for scarce dollars to keep the wheels of trade turning.
The government has defended itself against accusations of bias at overseas advance voting sites after reports circulated suggesting chaos and mismanagement.
An estimated 250,000 Burmese nationals live and work in Singapore.
Touted as “the most anticipated tourist attraction in Myanmar”, a state-of-the-art aquarium is slated to open in Rangoon next year, after months of delays.
Burmese embassies in Thailand and Singapore have announced the advance polling dates for Burmese nationals abroad