Nyaungshwe Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by AngMimi
  • Smile, you are on VT.
    Smile, you are on VT.
    by AngMimi
  • Kite flyer, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar.
    Kite flyer, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar.
    by planxty

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    Religious Custom

    by AngMimi Written Apr 13, 2013

    Almost or less, people of Burma are Theravada Buddhist and they do practise like all Buddhist a food culture related to their religion. I was at Remember Inn's restaurant where I took this buddhist shrine. It's best to serve Buddha in the early morning, with little bit of cooked rice from the family cooking pot, some dishes, cut slices of fruits and water, all in tiny beautiful cups, flowers, candles and joss-stick, hmmm...we believed there will be plenty of food in our afterlife. :-))

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    Let's go fly a kite.

    by planxty Written Jul 10, 2006

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    Kite flyer, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar.

    Kite flying is undoubtedly big in Southeast Asia, and certainly in Burma / Myanmar. Nyaungshwe is no exception to this.

    Every evening the young (and not so young) gather in groups to fly kites. A particularly good place to watch this phenomenon is the park / sportsfield where the Independence Monument is.

    Actually, it's not quite the gentle pastime that it seems to be in the West - a lot of the kiteflying is of the "combat" variety. Apparently, the idea is to bring down your opponents kite, and I'm told some people even tie blades to the string of the kite to cut the string of the opponents. It's obviously quite skillful, and great fun to watch.

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    Wear a straw hat

    by herzog63 Written Apr 17, 2003

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    straw hat

    Almost all of the locals that I saw that worked in the exposure of sunshine wore a straw hat which seemed very sensible to me! But here I was getting fried by the sun without a straw hat. You might want sunscreen too.

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    One Two Tree - Smile

    by AngMimi Updated Mar 10, 2013

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    Smile, you are on VT.

    Mostly all Burmese chewing betel nut leaf, so don't expect them to smile showing their teeth.
    A simple smile will do..

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    School Bus Nyaungshwe style

    by herzog63 Updated Apr 17, 2003

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    School Bus

    These kids happened to be passing under the only bridge that crosses the main canal just as I was walking over it.

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    On the way to market

    by herzog63 Written Apr 17, 2003

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    On the way to Market

    Most people that visit a market will be carrying 1 or 2 of these plastic toting bags. They are strong enough and light enough to carry a days supply of fresh food back home.

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