There may be times where a new timezone is needed, where in my case, the timezone for a country was not available (Myanmar).

To create a new timezone, I did the following:

$ vim myanmar.zone Added the line: Zone Myanmar 6:30 - MST

Saved and exited.

$ sudo zic myanmar.zone -d /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia

This then created the timezone for me.

$ sudo mv /etc/localtime /etc/localtime.old $ sudo cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Myanmar /etc/localtime

Once this was done, I checked using date:

$ date Thu Jun 16 21:11:39 MST 2016

Which was just super.