Honey is available in Mindat which is a forest area and honey is very fresh.
This is the time for harvest of avocado pears in the environs of Mindat in southern Chin State. Avocado trees are under cultivation also in the town.
A shrine for Nat (guardian spirit of mountain) on a mountain, on our way to Mindat in Chin State from Pakokku. Motorists pray for safety at the shrine.
This is "Green Garden" which is finished about two months ago. It is packed with couples because it is located near Inya Lake, meeting place for couples. Entrance Fee: Adult 200 Kyats, Child 100 Kyats.
A piano concert of famous Myanmar pianists was held at National Theatre in Yangon from March 19 to 21. At the concert, rare Myanmar musical instruments were also played.
DVD players have been widely used in Yangon. Number of rental shops where DVDs are available is on the in crease. One DVD can be cost between 600 to 2000 Kyats. European movies with Japanese subtitle and Japanese movies are also available. Some DVD cannot be watched with the use of DVD players from Japan due to differences in specification. DVD players sold in Yangon can play any DVDs because they are fixed again. A China-made DVD player costs about 50,000 Kyats, Korea-made around 100,000 Kyats and Japanese-made 150,000 Kyats.
A motor racing field in Go-Kart style is under construction near Thuwunna stadium in Yangon. The six-acre wide field is planned to finish this year. Six-year-olds and others will be able to drive in the field. Racing cars will be available at 2000$ to 6000$ per car for personal use.
The telephone booths for overseas call have been put up in Yangon. It cost 2.70 dollars/FEC per minute to call Japan. 3.20 dollars / FEC per minute to France.
Lai Lai, the Japanese noodle shop at Aung San stadium, has moved. The entrance way is by the MK Gems Centre on Pyay Road. The new location is quiet and there is no blackout.
TheKorean drama movies are in vogue in Myanmar. CDs and VCDs of such movies sell like hot cakes. The photo is of a VCD of songs in a Korean Movie.
The photo of actress Wa Wa Win Shwe. She stars in tragedy movies. She is famous as tragedy actress. The movie she starred in was recently on. It is assumed that it would be tragedy movie.
Yangon in electricity crisis? There are not many days in which we can have electricity during office hours at our office in China Town. The whole city is noisy with the generators running from dawn to dusk.
I first saw traffic lights for pedestrians. Traffic lights in Myanmar are only for cars, motor cycles and bichcles. Pedestrians cross the roads in their own ways. It seems that there are still a lot of people who do not notice the traffic lights for pedestriand because they are not used to following traffic rules at traffic light.
A cheque issued by Kanbawza Bank. It can be use at branches of City Mart. It is hoped that number of places where the cheques can be use may increse like the bank cards issued in the past.
by Ma Khaing Khaing Aye & Nishigaki Mitsuru