Salam, good day. It is my 7th day in Myanmar, so far has been so good. Although we face difficulties in terms of communication, but then it's not as hard as we would have been expected. The people here very polite to others, they work hard too. Also, there is no beggars around town or anywhere else.
We do know they have been isolated for decades, but they are not far behind. By looking the way how they live their life, it teaches me how to be appreciative of my good life back in Brunei. We are blessed in Brunei Darussalam!
Since the release of Pro-Democracy of Aung San Suu Kyi, currently Myanmar is growing and they attracts more foreign investors to come over. One of their city here Nay Pyi Taw is one of the fast growing city in the world.
But In order to attracts more foreign investors, Myanmar need to improve their information and telecommunication system to the highest level. Because it is strange if you are able to received sms but unable to reply? But I'm sure in few months time it will happen.
Also in Myanmar, please make sure to bring a lot of cash, they didn't accept transaction using credit cards. Not only the small shops, but the big department store didn't recognise what is master card nor the visa card. But its good too, to avoid me doing too much shopping:)
Morning workout at hotel's gym (I am staying at Park Royal Yangon). The man in white shirt (*didn't get his name) has represented Myanmar in body-building during the SEA Games in 1987 Jakarta, 1989 in Kuala Lumpur and 1991 in the Philippines. Whilst his wife was also an athletes, won a gold medal in three consecutive SEA Games in discuss-throw.
Myanmar Traditional music
Taken at Youth Training Centre, Yangon.