Year: 2009

Nhit-Lone, Thone-Lone – Myanmar Underground Lottery

Well, nhit-lone and thone-lone are illegal lotteries popular and widespread in Myanmar. Nhit-lone means two-digit and thone-lone means three-digit. Although thone-lone has been around in Myanmar for more than twenty years, nhit-lone gained popularity just a few years ago. To play thone-lone (three-digit), the lottery ticket vendors use the last three digit of the Thai …

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Yaw Region

Yaw region, a region comprises of Gantgaw, Hteeling and Saw Townships, is a region traditionally renown for, or more correctly, notorious for witchcraft. Many Burmese believe that people in Yaw region are masters of witchcraft very well, and they are afraid of the Yaw people. However, I believe these are all false rumors, or rural …

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Yangon (Rangoon) Travel Guide – interesting places to see

When people think about Yangon (Rangoon), they only think about Shwedagon. Although Myanmar is a land of pagodas, there is more than pagodas in Yangon (Rangoon) to visit. Apart from famous pagodas like Shwedagon, Sule and Nga-htat-gyi, there are many places in Yangon to visit. One of these places worth visiting is Allied War Memorial …

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