CAPITAL: Nay Pyi Taw (moved from Yangoon/Rangoon in 2006)
GDP per capita: $ 5,200
RELIGION: Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, Animist 1%, other 2%.
Both men and women use a yellow paste from the bark of the Thanakha tree as an effective sunscreen that also tightens the skin.
When the locals in Myanmar want to get a waiter’s attention, they make a kissing sound, usually two or three short kisses. It’s the sort of sound you might make if calling a cat.
The traditional sport is chinlone — a combination of sport and dance team sport that focuses on how beautifully one plays the game.
Patience is a virtue when it comes to the troublesome process of democratization.Go to →
The battle for Bagan
Myanmar’s hidden pearl, the temple city of Bagan, has been taken hostage in a political game. (In Danish)
Burma's big taboo
Even though Myanmar is seeing a nascent democratization, the rohingya minority is as persecuted as ever.
Turning Tables is an NGO working to empower marginalised youth and allow their voices to be heard.Go to →
Myanmar, the new Thailand?
Myanmar has to be aware of the potential consequences of tourism and focus on building a true democracy. (In Danish)Go to →
The never ending battle
The democracy in Myanmar is not as spotless as international media usually say.