Myanmar Famous Mohingar

Pundits say that the world is at the dawn of a New Golden Age of travel. Growing affluence and leisure of the middle class not only in Europe but also in Asia, combined to spur the travel itch, thus opening further new frontiers for travel. Jet-set tourists, tired of the familiar venues, stereotyped bland food, […]

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Burma Human Rights Report 2007

Burma Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2007 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor March 11, 2008 Since 1962 Burma, with an estimated population of 54 million, has been ruled by a succession of highly authoritarian military regimes dominated by the majority ethnic Burman group. The State Peace and Development […]

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Burmese Culture

Art has been closely intertwined with religion and royalty in Burman history. Temples, pagodas and palaces displayed the artistic skills of painters, wood carvers and sculptures. Temples and pagodas were traditionally built of brick and many are still standing. The great palaces, however, were made of wood, and only one badly-deteriorating example of these beautiful […]

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Culture of Kabul

SEA GYPSY: The Salon People of Myanmar

Who are the ” Sea – gypsy ” ?Where do they live ?Why are they unique ?What are the reputations of these people ? The ” Salon “of Myanmar, who called themselves, ” Moken “, are forgotten people who fight for their survival. They adopt their way of life as marine nomads. They are expert […]

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Burma Proverbs

Regrets always come later. Wise man’s anger never comes out. Snake to snake, see the leg. (Snakes have no legs. But crooks can see how other crooks will do.) Mango among fruits, pork among meats, tea among leaves (are the best) You can stop speaking to someone, but you cannot stop being related. Do use […]

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Culture of Kabul

Behind Karen lines

BITTER WAR : Extreme hardship is a constant companion in the Karens’ bitter war against the Burmese junta. But there’s always the prospect that it will be worth it in the end.. and the comfort that it’s even worse for their enemies. George Mcleod It is a hot, humid morning in Southern Burma. Rain pours […]

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Phongyi – Pyan (Cremation of a Monk)

The incumbent of a Kyaung (monastery) dies the body is embalmed, so as to allow the devotion of several months to the preparations for the funeral. The corpse is swathed like a mummy and laid in a solid dug-out coffin of hard wood. (much less pomp is displayed at the funeral of a sojourner). Then […]

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Myanmar Religion

In Union of Myanmar majority of the population are Buddhist, Theravada Buddhism is professed widely. Religious intolerance or discrimination on grounds of religion is non-existence in the Union of Myanmar throughout it’s long history. The main religions of present day Myanmar are Buddhism (89.20%), Christianity (5.05%), Muslims (3.78%), Hindus (0.55%), and Animism (1.27%) and other […]

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Culture of Kabul

Betel Chewing

Betel chewing has been enjoyed in South and Southeast Asia for many centuries. A quid made of areca palm nut wrapped inside a leaf of betel pepper vine which has been smeared with slaked lime, is stowed in the side of the mouth and chewed until it becomes finely ground. The juice of the Kun-yar […]

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