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

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

Daily Routine of Buddhist Monks

Early morning around 6:00 AM, many people wait on the street to donate food to Buddhist monks. Since monks are doing their daily routines on a precise schedule, people know… 

January 10, 2016 / 0 comment

Myanmar Orchestra: Hsaing Waing

In Myanmar, when there is any traditional event, like a festival, a play, a ceremony, or even a traditional wedding, you will hear unusual music played by a Myanmar Orchestra… 

December 22, 2015 / 1 comment

How the rainbow was made: Myanmar’s Romeo and Juliet

Once, while my father and me were crossing the river from Mandalay to Sagaing in a small boat (now a beautiful bridge had been built), I was stunned by a… 

December 12, 2015 / 0 comment

Pagodas and what they mean to Buddhist Myanmar

  The first lesson about Buddhism I’ve ever had was from my visits at pagodas. In front of the Buddha Image, my mother taught me to recite: “I take refuge… 

November 30, 2015 / 0 comment

Myanmar’s traditional wine or toddy nectar

  Toddy nectar, a poem to drunken youth In my younger days, Omar Khayyam the Persian poet made me fall in love with one of his philosophy, which goes like… 

November 25, 2015 / 0 comment

Burmese proverbs and my mum

  My favourite Burmese proverbs I remember very well about one of the weekends spent with my family because I learnt an idiom from my mother that I never heard… 

October 1, 2015 / 2 comments