Booking for my second trip to Thailand for January 2021, I’ll be in SE Asia for approximately 50 days. Last time I went to Cambodia (to reset my visa) and only spent 4 days there.
This time I would like to go to Myanmar. Would ten days be enough time to see most of the cool things in Myanmar? Should I make it two weeks?
Some more info: I love to party, but also love temples and sightseeing. Love eating new things and hiking/scuba diving as well. I can have a good time pretty much anywhere. (Except the Beijing airport....never again....)
(Edit) just wanted to add Myanmar is by no means set in stone. I’m also considering Vietnam or Laos, maybe even further away and hitting up Taiwan.
Ok so my plan is to teach English in Yangon. I have a few questions about how I would go about this. I only have a Bachelor's, so would it be difficult to land a job there? Are there certain areas of Yangon for expats to avoid living in or even traveling to? Also, how much is rent typically? I live very minimally, smaller living spaces isn't an issue for me.
I met someone on discord, who visited Myanmar (from Malaysia) when she was 14. She visited the capital of Naypyidaw. As tourists do, she and her family visited touristy sites like the fountain park and other places like that. She was wearing a short skirt (big mistake), then as she quotes "I was walking and the man with glasses grabbed my lower part, I stayed in the hotel for the rest of the trip since I was traumatized."
THAT IS NOT OKAY
Myanmar might be known for being honest and stuff but these kinds of stuff aren't uncommon in Myanmar. Sexual harassment is everywhere to be found. I've seen catcallers targeting young girls in the Bagan. Yes, Bagan, where people are supposed to be "respectful"
Why isn't this talked more often in Myanmar? Why isn't the police doing anything when people report? What are your thoughts?
Myanmar in South Asia is one of the most stunning places I have traveled to in terms of the culture, food and heritage sites. And it's really really cheap! If your base is North America like me then you can get a return flight for under $900. The country runs on tourism; and in terms of expenses, it has both, backpacker & luxury options.
The trip totaled about $1,140. You definitely can do it for much cheaper in terms of accommodation and excursions. For all the details of the trip, you can go here.
There are all the places I visited for twelve days: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Amarapura, Inwe, Hsipaw, Pyin Oo Lwin, and Kinpun (Golden Pagoda).
Accommodation - Instead of hostels, I stayed in not-so-expensive hotels with my own room with en suite bathroom. Most places have hostels that are way cheaper than those hotels, but compared to EU, Japan or other countries, the hotels were cheap.
Transportation - Public buses and private ones run along... keep reading on reddit ➡
My fiance and I traveled through Myanmar and we cannot recommend it enough. It truly is a magical place filled with beautiful/kind people who were so inviting. Here are a couple videos from our travels if you're interested in things to do and see!
As someone who lives there, I have always dreamed of participating in an official Magic tournament one day. You can only imagine my excitement when I see the opportunity to compete in real Magic tournament over the Internet. Just now I read the Terms and Condition for the Arena Open and saw the following:
>The Arena Open is void where prohibited including the following regions and territories: Belarus, the Central African Republic, the Crimea region, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria.
Myanmar is no longer under sanctioned by EU or US since 2012 as I understand. I am not expecting to win cash prize or anything but it's pretty sad to see I'm not eligible to enter. Don't think posting here can fix anything but just wanna share my frustration.
This is a genuine question. It would be great if you can answer me.
I have seen a lot of news on how much Rohingya refugees dislike Burmese military government for engaging in unlawful activities such as the repeated exploitations of basic human rights on Rohingya people for decades. I have also seen a lot of news about a group of radical Buddhist monks who attempted to systematically organise a situation to eradicate Rohingya from the existence in the Rakhine land. All these international media talks might be partially true but I also think these media didn't really capture the whole truth with respect to the conflicts between Rakhine and Rohingya.
So, would anyone be able to explain to me as situationally truthful as possible on the conflict between the two ethnic groups? To what degree is the difference in religious belief system (Buddhism vs. Islam) plays a role in this domestic conflict?
How about the difference between Buddhism and Christianity in Myanmar? Are there also un... keep reading on reddit ➡
All her neighbors get a lot of mentions but there is hardly anything on Myanmar online. Whats up with that? Anyone been there?
I know the official government name is Myanmar, but my wife and her family (Burmese immigrants to USA) still call it Burma. Which name do the citizens prefer?
As the title says, I am looking to sell a few Apple products like laptops and iPads in the coming months and am not sure what the best route to use is. I know I could simply use Google, but then that defeats the purpose of having a Myanmar subreddit. Any advice can help, thanks!
The success of the vote regarding the Federal Republic of Myanmar's application to join the United Nations in the UNSC came as something of a surprise to India and the FRM. Given China's veto authority on the council, it seemed almost certain that they would block the membership application of a country that claimed sovereignty over the territory currently occupied by China. Nevertheless, with nine aye votes and no vetoes, the Federal Republic of Myanmar's UN membership application was forwarded to the General Assembly, where it must receive a 2/3rds majority vote to gain membership. Fortunately, the General Assembly has never voted to deny UN membership to another state (most of the time, the applications die in the UNSC), so this should be a foregone conclusion.
I'm a resident family physician in an area of the US with a large Burmese speaking refugee population. I see patients in the clinic, hospital, as well as delivering babies. A decent portion of my patients speak only Burmese. I always use our professional phone medical translator line when providing care, however, there are times, during emergencies such as traumas, a crash c-section, a baby crowning in the hallway, etc. that there isn't time to get the translator phone until after the patient is stabilized, and I feel heart broken that I can't provide even a few comforting words. I always get out the translator phone as soon as possible and go over everything that occurred, but still, I can't imagine how scary it must be to be ill or injured and have no idea what is happening to you until after the fact. I want to provide better care than that. For my Spanish speaking patients, I can use enough Spanish to quickly introduce myself, say I'm a doctor, ask about pain/bleeding/alle... keep reading on reddit ➡
Yes bharata's lets keep dreaming about akhand bharat while all our neighbors will claim and occupy indian teritory.
Sri lanka will claim tamil nadu
Myanmar will claim parts of north east with ethnic similarities
Bangladesh will claim west bengal as part of greater bengal
Yet our gandhi 2.0 will do nothing..
Back in March there were a few posts here from foreigners who were either living here and thinking about going home or travellers who were stranded here. How are you all doing? Did you manage to make it home or are you adapting in Myanmar for a longer stay?
I was wondering if I could ask for you kind assistance, I am researching universities in Myanmar, not to go to them but just for a project. I was hoping that this awesome community could answer some of my questions?
Here it is:
I have been a redditor for 10 years, this is my first post in here so I hope I have not broken any rules or done any major fails yet. I'm originally a Kiwi (From New Zealand) but I live in Thailand now and am researching University life and the apps students and universities use for a friend of mine that is an app dev.
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He is a local doctor from a town called Meiktila which is infamous for past religious conflicts.A military base is also located there while a support for military dictatorship among rural people is strong. The doctor named as Kyaw Win Thant wrote a post on facebook which criticize the monks who are trying to block a government's implementation of sex education in public education. Myanmar has faced serious problems of childhood pregnancy, STDs and child rape. Meanwhile, proxies of military who are trying to undermine the country's democratic process is also brewing hatred among people using the current problem.
He was also forced to pay homage to monks for forgiveness then transported straight to the local prison while surrounded by an angry mob.
The representative of the Republic of India to the United Nations General Assembly reads the following resolution on the floor and motions to bring it to a vote.
The United Nations General Assembly,
Reaffirming the sovereign and inalienable right of the people of Myanmar to determine their own political system and to develop their own international relations,
Recalling that UNSC Resolution 2915 called for the reinstatement of democratic government within the whole of the territory of Myanmar, and did not authorize the annexation or territorial division of the sovereign nation,
Expressing its profound concern at the serious consequences the continuing occupation of Myanmar by the People's Republic of China may have for stability in the region and for international law,
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