The end of a year has come. We are very grateful to everyone for rendering assistance to us. We would like to make a request for further help also in 2008 so that we can try our almost. We all welcome New Year.
A market festival is underway in Bogyoke Aung San Market since December 27. The festival will last for three days. Shops in the market are offering discount. There are also stalls selling various kinds of goods outside the market. A lot of market festivals take place at this of the year. They all are busy in their own way.
A special market festival is underway at Yuzana Plaza starting from 25 December.There are rows of stalls which sell cloth, Longyi, clothing, bags, footwear, etcoutside the biggest shopping centre in Yangon. The five-day festival is packed with bargain hunters. Stalls in the shopping centre also launch special sales tomark Christmas and New Year. Customers can hardly carry the things they bought. It gave customers pleasure of shopping.
A pagoda festival is underway at Mogaung Pagoda in Yankin Township. There are various kinds of stalls at the festival. Musical concert of Newhalf Band will be staged. Myanmar comedy show will be on 24th, 25th and 26th of December. People young and old are having fun visiting the festival which will come to an end on the 30th of December.
A Flower Festival took place at Kandaw Gyi Park in May Myo on 14th and 15th December. The park decorated with various kinds of flowers was packed with visitors. The festivals featured a wide variety of domestic and foreign flowers such as roses, Gamoun and so on. Moreover, there were figures of birds and animals made of flowers. The festival was overwhelmed with refreshing colours and smell of flowers.
Myanmar football team took part in under-23 men's football matches of SEA Games together with other nine countries such as Thai, Malaysia, Vietnam, etc. Although Myanmar team won silver medal after losing Thai 2-0, it really deserved the award. Myanmar Women football team won the third prize after being defeated by Vietnam Team. Despite recent success of the women team, the success this time was of man's team. Let's wait and see the results of future matches.
Photo By Myanmar Times.
A book fair organised by Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association will take place in Kandaw Gyi Park from 29 December to 6 January. The fair will be packed with visitors hunting a wide variety books. Myanmar books comprise interesting categories. Comic strips, for example, carry both text and drawings and are very delighting. I think you will surely want to read them once.
Zawana Shopping Centre has opened in Zawana, Thin Gan Gyun Township. The Centre houses the City Mart and Season Bakery Shop on the first floor. Shopping areas are wide. There are fashion shops and beauty saloons on the second floor. The shopping centre is probably a place where one can have pleasure all day long.
People are increasingly celebrating events to commemorate Christmas and New Year in Myanmar at this time of the year. There are entertainment programmes at hotels for this purpose. Market festivals are also underway at department stores and shopping centres. Xmas and New Year celebrations are also increasing like in Japan. The events are pleasing such a warm country. Why don’t you take part in the event once?
A market festival is underway in the street of Ministry of Industry-1, Yankin. As we reported previously, there are festivals here and there at this time of the year. They are packed with families on visit. Clamour of vendors from various kinds of stalls in rows overwhelmed the market place. This really reminded me of our childhood and brought back happy memories.
This is the newly opened fashion shop "Redecca" in Shwegon Daing. The shop mainly imports latest fashion for women from Korea. Mini-skirts are in vogue recently in Myanmar. Various kinds of mini-skirts are on sale in the shop. Items are available at reasonable prices. The shop will probably become popular among young people who have style.
Hnin Cherry flowers which you can’t find in Japan are on sale here and there in Yangon. These flowers are offered to Lord Buddha in Myanmar. They are also used for interior decoration. Velvet like flowers bloom on the stem. This makes the flowers lovely. The multi-colour flowers in white, yellow, rose, pink, etc have so scent. If you use them for decorative purpose in your flat, you will probably have the feeling of brightness.
By Nishigaki Mitsuru