Myanmar: Mandalay in my mind | Mandalay dalam pandanganku


Mandalay Palace in the distance
Istana Mandalay dari kejauhan

Recently few friends travel to Myanmar either for vacation or work. After a couple of time to Yangon I promised to myself either going to Bagan and Mandalay. Afterwards I chose Mandalay for my trip before leaving to Bangkok and then Jakarta. What I can remember from this city is the Mandalay Hill, Kuthodaw Pagoda, and Mandalay Palace. Continue reading “Myanmar: Mandalay in my mind | Mandalay dalam pandanganku”


Pomelo at Yangon


There are only few things in this world that can make me feel very happy. One of them is this place, POMELO!! It is not a fruit but a marketplace in the heart of Yangon city. If you are looking for unique stuff while supporting Myanmar local and homemade industry. This is a great place for you all :)


We provide a fair trade marketplace for small Myanmar producers, opening opportunities for them to improve their social and economic situation.

  • Location: 89 Thein Pyu Road. Yangon, Myanmar (just next door to Monsoon Restaurant)
  • Hours: every day 10:00am- 9:00pm

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How To Celebrate National Batik Day

1.  Discover batik knowledge. Batik National Day 2014 is being held under the theme “Sogan, Seni Batik Klasik. Sogan Batik is a classic brown batik with natural dyes from soga bark.

 Source: UNESCO – 2009Continue reading “How To Celebrate National Batik Day”

Papua: Land of Betel Nut | Negeri Pinang


Pinang fruit or Areca Nut which mainly said as Betel Nut is often chewed as wrapped in betel leaves/fruit and poured it with chalk. There is unique relationship between Papua people and Pinang as far I can see. I thought only elders Dayak people in Kalimantan chewed them a lot but here in Papua from young to elders they munching them all day! It seems very addictive like cigarettes! You almost can find people selling pinang in every street corner like two ladies above who I met on the way to Jayapura. For $1 or Rp 10,000,- you can have 10 pinangs, 5 betel fruits, and chalk as you like :DContinue reading “Papua: Land of Betel Nut | Negeri Pinang”