YouTube video on Myanmar Culture Shock goes viral

  A YouTube video that is quickly going viral points out the most memorable things about Yangon from the point of view of a former resident, including the large numbers of stray dogs, men in longyis, frequent power cuts, and the grandeur of the Shwedagon Pagoda. The video, titled “5 Culture Shock in Myanmar”, posted […]

Myanmar’s mixed messages

“Just jump in any taxi and I’ll tell you what you’re going to see,” says John Lwin, the flamboyant founder of Star Event Production, a local company that has become something of a one-stop-shop for Myanmar’s fledgling fashion industry. “You’ll see a monk in a traditional orange tunic, teenagers wearing jeans, kids playing football wearing […]

Myanmar’s Traditional Fashion Choices Endure

YANGON— The sartorial choices of Myanmar’s men and women quickly catch the eye of any visitor to this tropical Southeast Asian country. Most girls and women, irrespective of age, adorn their cheeks with a distinctive yellowish-white paste, called thanaka. Boys and men also sometimes apply the cosmetic made from ground bark but they mostly stand […]