Archive for Myanmar

Chillin’ in Bagan

Shwezigon Temple

Shwezigon Temple

May 1, 2008

No night bars, no cafes, no cable tv, no malls, no dating scene” how do you exactly ‘chill’ in Bagan? (read more here)

This is (NOT) really about Aung San Suu Kyi but….

Buddha images at Shwedagon

Buddha images at Shwedagon

April 30, 2008
Myanmar

It’s difficult not to be political about Myanmar. Not when the whole time I was there, I can’t access the internet nor avail of international publications (except for the Singapore Straits Times. which I’m sorry to say isn’t really my idea of in-depth reportage) because the military junta isn’t exactly press friendly. Not when the only report I hear or read about Myanmar is about the repressive military regime and the widespread poverty in Myanmar. Not when I had to lie about my real profession when applying for a tourist visa in Myanmar’s Embassy in the Philippines. (read more here)