With such a dynamic society and a future of such uncertainty the appeal of following what goes on in Myanmar is something that will attract more and more global observers let alone the people of a very complex society.
One of the more interesting places we visited while in Myanmar (Burma) was the Golden Rock. The Kyaiktiyo Pagoda rests on top of a granite boulder roughly 7.5 meters in height with a 15 meters circumference thought to be held in place by a hair of the Buddha. The boulder itself has been covered by gold leave applied by Buddhist pilgrims over the years and gleams with a golden glow regardless of the weather conditions.
In 1937, Palanisamy Kumeran* traveled across the Bay of Bengal from Southern India to Penang to work on one of the many rubber** plantations to be found on the Malay peninsula. Palanisamy had planned on staying long enough until he had […]
The first thing one notices as they descend from the clouds into Malaysia’s lush and seemingly never-ending flow of green palms is the rolling hills with periodic veins of exposed limestone laying bear hundreds of millions of years of nature’s […]
My wife and I didn’t know what to expect when we stepped out of Kuala Lumpur International Airport a couple of weeks. We knew it was muggy and warm that afternoon, but other than that we had no expectations or […]
It’s hard to identify what factors are at play when you’re talking about how a people or a city changes in a short amount of time. The waves of economic changes are a constant pressure on a city whereas the nuances of cultural differences are sometimes subtle and hard to identify if you’re not sensitive to them.