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22 January 2011

Yangon, Myanmar : The Streets By Day

Yangon, Myanmar; formerly Rangoon, was the capital of Myanmar until it was superseded by Naypyidaw in November 2005. Today, with a population of over 5 million people, it remains the largest city and main economic hub of Myanmar. The city is an amalgamation of British, Burmese, Chinese, and Indian influences, and is known for its colonial architecture, which although decaying, remains an almost unique example of a 19th-century British colonial capital. New high-rise buildings were constructed from the 1990s as the government began to allow private investment. However, Yangon continues to be a city of the past, as seen by its longyi-wearing pedestrians, its street vendors, and its pungent smells.
Men with their 'longyi'
Delicious 'halal' "chicken/mutton beriyani"
Right hand drive cars, driving on the right side of the road
Anything under the sun, is sold on the streets of Yangon
Remote Controls, anyone; any type; any model !!!
The road is always busy busy busy (cars and people)
There are approx 30 mosques in downtown Yangon alone
Any 'wares' are available here
'Sireh' is always available everywhere (their 'chewing gum')
Anybody can sell anything, as long as you have a small table
Even the market is by the road sides
"Longyis' anyone; 3,000 kayts (or less) each
Buses are always full
CDs and VCDs are an abundance being sold on the streets
All kinds of food and drinks are also sold here
Belts, wallets, lamps, shoes, dresses, longyis, shirts, pants, etc ...
They always tuck-in their shirt into their 'longyis'
Hats, purses, socks, shirts, dolls, belts, medicines ???

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