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

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

Mandalay Gold leaves pounders

Once one steps into Burma, he will definitely see glittering golden temples every single location he goes. As the saying goes, “Any place you point, there will be a pagoda”.… 

December 7, 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

Silence – the sound from the flood

Ko Tote feels helpless looking at the land full of water. The cold gets inside his bone and he can barely feel his hands after holding his son in his… 

October 5, 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

Wut Thin: Burmese volunteers

There are many salient features in our Burmese community, especially in the rural areas. But in this article, I would like to bring forward one important feature in small town… 

June 29, 2015 / 0 comment

Novitiation Ceremony in Myanmar

Novitiation ceremony is important and essential for all Burmese parents, and as the vast majority of Myanmar is Buddhists, it’s not surprising that the novitiation ceremony is a national characteristic.… 

June 24, 2015 / 1 comment

Myanmar sacred stone believed to foretell future

Most of people would be curious to know about his/her future if it’s possible to do so or if they have a chance they would be tempted to give it… 

June 15, 2015 / 0 comment

Special features of Myanmar Thingyan water festival

  Music coming from the traditional drums wakes up Burmese people and reminds that Thingyan, the water festival that welcomes the New Year is getting near.   Temporary tents or… 

April 14, 2014 / 1 comment