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by KoKo
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Adventures in Burma (Myanmar) Part 1
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Adventures in Burma (Myanmar) Part 1

My husband, Murray, and I had a wonderful, unforgettable experience in December 2015 — a trip to Burma. We were part of a Grand Circle tour titled, “Burma and the Irrawaddy River,” that included 24 passengers from all over the United States and Canada. We were impressed with the magnificient temples...
by KoKo
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: The big tourist warning for Myanmar
Replies: 0
Views: 301

The big tourist warning for Myanmar

MYANMAR, formerly Burma, is growing in popularity for travellers wanting a path-less-travelled experience in Southeast Asia. But as tourism booms, there is something tourists need to be very wary of. Myanmar is a devoutly religious country. The vast majority are Theravāda Budhist and they take their...
by KoKo
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Fears growing tourist numbers will spoil Myanmar
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Fears growing tourist numbers will spoil Myanmar

For a long time Myanmar – also known as Burma – was closed to the outside world. In 1996, the leader of the country’s pro-democracy movement Aung San Suu Kyi urged tourists to stay away, as their money would go straight into the hands of the country’s oppressive then-rulers. “Visiting now is tantamo...
by KoKo
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: NZer returns treasures pilfered from Burma
Replies: 0
Views: 12350

NZer returns treasures pilfered from Burma

A New Zealand man will today hand back treasures his great-great-grandfathers ransacked from a Burmese pagoda more than 160 years ago. Gareth Bodle has travelled to Myanmar to return items including a silver Buddha, a temple gong and a brass incense burner in the shape of a snake. Mr Bodle said his ...
by KoKo
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: Politicians moving Mrauk-U outside archaeological zone
Replies: 0
Views: 873

Politicians moving Mrauk-U outside archaeological zone

As Rakhine State’s Mrauk-U expands with the ballooning needs of a modern, urban center, local politicians are proposing moving it to a new location away from the ancient capital, which is in the process of bidding for world heritage status. The “new city” project would entail relocating the modern c...
by KoKo
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen
Replies: 0
Views: 1224

Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen

The descendants of British conquerors who took home a stash of rare mementos after the conquest of Lower Burma more than 160 years ago will voluntarily release the artifacts from captivity and return them to Myanmar. For years, the artifacts were kept on mantelpieces and in storage boxes in New Zeal...
by KoKo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: Burma in World War II
Replies: 0
Views: 962

Burma in World War II

A timeline of the Japanese invasion, British defeat, Allied reoccupation and political turmoil that would set the stage for an independent Burma.

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by KoKo
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: Myanmar, an unfinished nation
Replies: 0
Views: 928

Myanmar, an unfinished nation

Almost exactly 80 years ago, Burma, now Myanmar, was separated from India. It is an anniversary that has passed virtually unnoticed, even though separation was one of the most important turning points in the country's history. In 1935 the U.K. parliament passed its Government of Burma Act, and in mi...
by KoKo
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: President Appoints New Deputy Minister of Commerce
Replies: 0
Views: 2202

President Appoints New Deputy Minister of Commerce

U Aung Htoo was appointed as the deputy minister of commerce on Wednesday, according to the Burmese president U Htin Kyaw’s office. U Aung Htoo is currently serving as Burma’s ambassador to Indonesia, said the president’s spokesman U Zaw Htay. He will fill the vacant position as the eleventh deputy ...
by KoKo
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British teacher found dead after brutal attack
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

British teacher found dead after brutal attack

A BRITISH teacher has been found dead at an apartment in the city of Yangon in Myanmar. The 45-year-old appeared to have been the victim of a brutal attack as he had wounds to his head and chest. It is not yet known if anyone has been arrested and the identity of the man, who is understood to have b...