Myanmar street markets – Snacks from the pavement

Street markets all around the cities When you walk around the streets and downtown Yangon, you will definitely be attracted by the food smell from the street markets and stalls.… 

July 4, 2016 / 0 comment

Yangon Boatmen – struggle of a life on the river

Ko Kyin one of the many Yangon Boatmen just counted the money that he had earned today. He smiled because he earned just enough money to buy a meal for… 

June 19, 2016 / 0 comment

Recreating the Golden Myanmar – The slow process of Change

I haven’t been back to Myanmar for about 8 months, so I was very excited to be back and see the changes because I read and heard that there were… 

June 9, 2016 / 0 comment

Making of Pathein umbrella – traditional craftmanship

It was a sunny day in Pathein, the capital of Ayeryawaddy division, and the small city was very busy. The area is famous for Chaung Thar Beach, Burmese people favourite… 

May 29, 2016 / 0 comment

Saung (Myanmar Harp) – King of Myanmar Musical instruments

  As one may know if he is interested about Myanmar culture and music, the country has its own traditional musical instruments and the Myanmar harp, called Saung in the… 

May 7, 2016 / 0 comment

Hpa An and the Karen culture

Hpa An is the capital city of Karen State, on the Eastern bank of Thanlwin river, about 270 kilometer east of Yangon. It is not only a place where we… 

March 12, 2016 / 0 comment

Daw Aye: struggle of the elderly in Myanmar

It is 6:00AM and it is raining cats and dogs! It is time for Daw Aye to go to the fried vegetable rice dough shop to get some of them… 

February 27, 2016 / 2 comments

Happy birthday General Aung San

Myanmar citizens have cherished General Aung San, Father of Myanmar Independence, even long after his death in a tragic incident that saw him along with 6 political leaders assassinated on… 

February 13, 2016 / 0 comment

How a bulldozer destroyed our life

No, this is not just a house for me. This is my home. I’ve lived here since I was 10 years old. I remember my family cleaned the land and… 

January 28, 2016 / 0 comment

Moken: Life of a sea gypsy in Myanmar

Moken are nomad fishermen indigenous to the Mergui Archipelago for centuries. They are known as very honest and simple people, as they do not have a stable place to live… 

January 16, 2016 / 0 comment