Water – A dangerous drink in Myanmar
Every week, my flat mates and I purchase a 20 litres drinking water tank from the street vendors in our township in downtown Yangon. We pay 500 Kyats (about 40 Euro Cents) and get a sealed tank, which is a lot cheaper than bottled water (for which you almost pay […]
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Mobile Banking in Myanmar: No Gold Rush Yet!
This was the first time I bought something on the black market. Yet I would have expected to have to enter a semi-legal market for purchasing other items than a perfectly ordinary SIM card. But when the Myanmar government stopped issuing temporary SIM cards in July 2013, the only way […]
What We Can Learn From Burma
We know a lot about Burma. We know of violations of human rights waged against the political opposition and ethnic minorities, recruitment of child soldiers, political prisoners, refugees, and forced labor. We also know about the ongoing struggle between the military junta and Aung San Suu Kyi and her many house arrests. […]