Nagar Glass Factory

Opened in 1948 by a master glass craftsman and his wife, the factory was left to their family of five daughters and two sons who made the factory famous for its hand-blown designs. Over the years, Nagar Glass received high-profile commissions, such as the 5ft glass eyes of the Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha. It has done work for the Strand and other high-end […]

Names in Myanmar

Myanmar names may consist of a single word (“Nu,” for example), two words (“Hla Min”) or three words (“Khin Maung Myint”), but each is a complete unit.  If you use only one word of the name you destroy its meaning.  Thus, it is simply incorrect to call someone named Myint Aung, “Mr. Aung” or “Myint.” Therefore, it is incorrect to shorten […]

National Races Village

The National Races Village offer a unique opportunity to learn about the different traditions and cultures of the ethnic groups in Myanmar,. It is situated close to Thanlyin Bridge, Thaketa Township, as you across the bridge, it is directly right hand side, directly next to the river.  Opening hours is from 10:00 to 17:00. Entry fees is USD $5 per […]