Doing good deeds by setting free of birds and animals is a Myanmar tradition. They believe that such deeds bring good health and longevity to them.
Jack-fruits grown in various part of Myanmar come into season this month. They are of two kinds --hard kernel and soft kernel. Former is more popular.
Mangosteens (Garinia mangostana) have come into season. But you should note that you will suffer vomiting if you eat them with sugar.
Durians come into season at this time of the year. They grow in tropical regions such as Mon and Karen States. A durian tree bears about 200 fruits. But, about 20 fruits are let grow on the tree. A durian is sold at K 2000 in Yangon.
Yesterday was the New Year Day of Myanmar. Young people who had a good time during the water festival cut nails of the elderly and shampooed their hair. Pagodas and temples were packed with pilgrims. Animals were given sanctuary. People welcome the New Year doing meritorious deeds in line with Buddhist traditions.
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Bldg(B),5th Floor,Room 502.
Nyaung Pin Lay Plaza.
Summer has come in. This sugarcane juice can quench your thirst while you are on the move. It is also good for health. It is great to drink cold juice of sugarcane resisting scorching heat of summer. Road-side-shops that sell sugarcane juice can be seen at several places.
Thin Gyan, Water Festival, is around the corner. Ngu flowers, symbolof the festival, are in full bloom. Padaunk buds which bloom when it rains are waiting for the rain to come so that they can bloom in time for the festival.
Coffee shops of this kind are gaining popularity in Yangon recently. Clean and delicious coffee in disposable cups is available for the people on the move. A cup of hot coffee costs K150, cold coffee K 300 and juice K200.
The first ever hot-dog eating contest took place at Ocean supermarket on April 1. 60 contestants took part in the event.
By Nishigaki Mitsuru