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Greetings from Myanmar (Burma)

Saying our people's traditional greeting word 'Mingalarbar'. Mingalarbar means the auspiciousness and it is a deep meaningful word for greeting each other in our Myanmar society.

Myanmar was knowen as Burma during the colonial time and it is still known as the old name among foreign travellers. Its name is changed in 1989 when all the colonial name of Streets and towns were renamed. As British Colony for about 100 years and gained its independent in 1948.

Situated in South East Asia and neighbouring with 5 countries (Thailand, Laos, China, India, and Bangladash. Country of 55Million population with its 8 main nationalities and 135 different ethnic groups.

Myanmar stretches from the sparkling islands of the Andaman Sea in the south right up into the Eastern Himalayan mountain range. Virgin jungles, snow-capped mountains and pristine beaches, combined with a rich and glorious heritage spanning more than two thousand years.

You can visit Myanmar all the year round but the best time to come is between October and February as the weather during this period is neither too hot nor wet. Since rainy days and cloudy days just over, so you can explore and taking pictures of my country better than ever.

A valid Passport with Entry Visa is required of all visitors. A Tourist Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible for an additional 14 days. A Business Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible up to 12 months on a case-by-case basis. Visa on Arrival is granted on prior arrangement.

The Land of Pagoda

I live in Myanmar (it was known as Burma during the colonial time).
As it is one of the Buddhism Country in South East Asia, and you can see why it is called Land of Pagoda after your visit here.

History and thankful

Here is one of the Church in Yangon (Rangoon), capital city of Yangon Division, Myanmar. Find out it and tell me what you can see.

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I respect all religions, they have each good guidance every different follower.

People and Belief

Here is one of the Mosque in Dala township where is the countryside of Yangon. As my country has the freedom of religion and it is no wonder you can see the beautiful monuments of the different religions.

Special Days

St.Vanlentine's Day 2005....... A song for all my frineds who lit the light in my heart! "Stell ein Licht in dein Herz" is the titel and this lyric in Deutsch.

Das Licht in Dir, das Licht in Dir, das Licht in Dir nur zaehlt.
Menschen sind einsam, sind oft so einsam. Sie irren nachts umher,
sind kaum geboren, oft schon verloren, denn die Welt ist kalt und leer.
Sie brauchen Hilfe so seht.

Drum stell' ein Licht in Dein Herz, das die Nacht erhellt. Stell' ein Licht in Dein Herz. Das alleine zaehlt. Und es leuchtet empor zu der Sterne Chor
und erleuchtet die Welt.

Stell' ein Licht in Dein Herz. Mach' es so wie ich. Stell' ein Licht in Dein Herz bitte auch fuer mich. Und es leuchtet empor zu der Sterne Chor und erleuchtet die Welt.

Das Licht in Dir, das Licht in Dir, das Licht in Dir nur zaehlt.

Wenn alle Menschen Gutes nur wuenschen, was kann uns dann gescheh'n ? Ihr Licht wuerde scheinen, uns alle vereinen. Jeder kann den Himmel seh'n.

Drum stell' ein Licht in Dein Herz, das die Nacht erhellt. Stell' ein Licht in Dein Herz. Das alleine zaehlt. Und es leuchtet empor zu der Sterne Chor
und erleuchtet die Welt.

Stell' ein Licht in Dein Herz. Mach' es so wie ich. Stell' ein Licht in Dein Herz bitte auch fuer mich. Und es leuchtet empor zu der Sterne Chor und erleuchtet die Welt.

So viele Menschen, die heut' einsam sind, sind einsam wie Du.
Drum stell' ein Licht in Dein Herz, das die Nacht erhellt. Stell' ein Licht in Dein Herz. Das alleine zaehlt. Und es leuchtet empor zu der Sterne Chor und erleuchtet die Welt.

Stell' ein Licht in Dein Herz. Mach' es so wie ich. Stell' ein Licht in Dein Herz bitte auch fuer mich. Und es leuchtet empor zu der Sterne Chor
und erleuchtet die Welt.

The Royal Lake

Royal Golden Barge ( Myanmar Beer's Logo) in the Kandaw Gyi Lake.
Kandaw Gyi means "Royal Lake".
In Yangon, there are 2 Lakes, Inya Lake and this Kandaw Gyi Lake.

River ThanLwin

I am counting how many rivers I have seen .... I was in Mon State and it was nice evening walking and having fresh air at the place called City View Point.

Here is near the Pagoda where the Rudyard Kipling composed a famous poem by looking at Thanlwin river.... and introduced Myanmar to the world. Moulmein (former name of the capital city of Mon State)

Road to Mandalay

By the old Moulmein Pagoda,
Lookin' lazy at the sea,
There's a Burma girl a settin',
and I know she thinks o'me
An' I seed her first a-smokin'
of a whichin' white cheroot.
An a wastin' Christian kisses
on an earthen I dol's foot.
For the wind is in the palm-tree,
an' the temple-bells they say:
"Come you back you British soldier;
come you back to Mandalay......."

Learning

Learning English as a second language for 11years (Kindergarden to High School and University) and had learnt German for few years. Why German Language is interesting? German and English are closely related and have many words in common. But sometimes things are not what they seem to be. Here some Linguistic false friends in German and in English respectively. They can lead to embarrassment, or if you're lucky, just laughter.

Art is manner.
Billion is trillion.
Bad is bath.
Chef is boss.
Mode is fashion.
Male is times.
Hose is trousers.
Rock is skirt.
Gift is poison.
also is therefore.
gut is good.
bald is soon.
fast is almost.

So have a good day!

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  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Happy Birthday Zin! Where are you these days?

    • zin's Profile Photo
      Mar 29, 2014 at 2:33 PM

      Thanks for the greeting. Back to Ygn soon and going to have long long break from Dxb. hard to say bye but happy to be home too. Z

    • goutammitra's Profile Photo
      Apr 4, 2014 at 11:44 PM

      Very good! Home is always a Sweet Home!

  • Treshi's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Hello Zin, hope you had a great B'day!!

    • zin's Profile Photo
      Mar 29, 2014 at 2:17 PM

      Thanks for the greeting, Treshi. Z

  • toemayn's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

    • zin's Profile Photo
      Mar 29, 2014 at 2:20 PM

      Thanks for the greeting and everything was under control :) Z

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Zin, sorry it is a bit late but Ib have not been online for a couple of days. I hope you had a great birthday and a great year to come.

    fergy.

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      Mar 29, 2014 at 2:15 PM

      Hi Fergy, no worry for a bit late, I am happy to hear from you. Going back home for good and hopefully I am going to answer more in Myanmar Forum. Zin

    • planxty's Profile Photo
      Mar 29, 2014 at 11:40 PM

      Hi Zin, great to hear from you too. When you go home I am sure you will be able to be a tour guide as I believe tourism has really taken off since I was there. I really do hope to get back to your lovely country some time so maybe we can have another drink at the Strand!

  • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    Happy birthday here too!

  • Skorpios's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2014 at 5:19 AM

    Happy birthday!

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Happy Birthday. PJ

  • CEP1863's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Zin, wishing you a very happy birthday and a year filled with good luck, good health and happiness!

  • sinou's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Hi Zin :
    Happy birthday ,and best wishes!

  • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Hi, Stranger! How have you been?

    • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
      Feb 5, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      Let's hope that the sun comes out soon! Are you back in Myanmar or still in Dubai?

    • zin's Profile Photo
      Mar 29, 2014 at 2:38 PM

      sad now but have to prepare to study updates in Myanmar soon. man man work work again,,,,,

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