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MYANMAR / Shwekyin (Bago Division)

MYANMAR / Shwekyin (Bago Division)

Like Aithabyu in my previous posting, this place is not for regular  tourists either. I was here in November to survey location for Korbani during Eidul Adha.  Shwekyin is a small town north of Bago, off main Yangon-Mandalay road. After passing the town of Nyaunglebin, you will turn right into a dirt road and drive […]

MYANMAR / Inle Lake (kehidupan atas air)

MYANMAR / Inle Lake (kehidupan atas air)

  Inlay Lake (dieja juga sebagai Inle Lake) terletak di utara Myanmar di negeri Shan, negeri terbesar di Myanmar. Tasik dengan keindahan semulajadi ini berada pada ketinggian hampir 1000 meter dari paras laut. Di atas tenang dan jernih air tasik ini, kaum Intha membina perkampungan mereka di Inlay Lake. Anda tidak memerlukan permit khas melawat […]

MYANMAR — a traditional wedding experien

MYANMAR — a traditional wedding experience

Sunday 8 November 2009: Last Friday, I received an invitation to a wedding reception. The card was all written in Burmese including a small map with a direction to a a bride’s house — a village in North Dagon, some 45 minutes drive from Yangon.  The groom is my staff, indirect staff indeed. I could […]

MYANMAR / Dawei (Tavoy)

MYANMAR / Dawei (Tavoy)

This trip was first performed in January 2009.  Info are correct at that time. Dawei is accessible via Yangon Air flight from Yangon Airport (domestic terminal). The flight time was about an hour on ATR aircraft. Tourists need a special permit to visit this city, due to security reasons. The city is home to a […]

Updating antivirus software on Myanmar N...

Updating antivirus software on Myanmar National Day

11 November 2009: Today is a public holiday in Myanmar. This is my first time celebrating Myanmar National Day. Whats so special about this day? National Day stems from Dec. 5, 1920 when students of Yangon University staged a strike protesting new regulations set by education authorities of then British government.  The strike spread to […]