He pauses to wipe sweat from his brow, which drips in the heat of a Mandalay afternoon. The respite is brief, and Zaw Win returns to the backbreaking work that is his livelihood – pounding gold leaf in Mandalay’s King Galon workshop.
Myanmar loves its tea, as evidenced by the tea shops scattered across the country’s street corners. phen B Twining, the 10th generation of the famous Twining tea family, visited Myanmar over the weekend to promote the family brand and shw us how to brew a proper cup.
The heroes were out in force yesterday, busy protecting their world, or at least a small part of it, from the rising tide of garbage. Trash Hero mobilised its forces around the shores of Inya Lake for a morning of beautification, for the first time in Yangon.
The boys and girls pile on to the train at Okkalapa, stowing their wares under the seats and then using the carriage as a playground, running and shouting. Some passengers shout back at them and tell them to stop and sit down. The children are ragged, and the thanaka on their faces is streaked with sweat.