20_Yangon - City Tour

Mingalabar Yangon – City Walking Tour (Part 1)

From Nyaungshwe, we depart to Yangon via night bus which runs daily departing at about 6.00pm and arriving Yangon at 7.00am. As this is our first time on a JJ night bus in Myanmar, we were so impressed by the service offered by them. There were 2 bus drivers on board as well as a stewardess who serves us hot or cold drinks. As you wish. We were even told that dinner was provided that night but we declined the offer by just taking the remaining instant noodles pack that we have with us. No worries as blanket and a small pillow was also provided throughout the journey. Amazing! Just amazing! Continue reading

19_Inle Lake - Paung Daw Oo Pagoda Seller

Mingalabar Inle Lake – Local Product Workshop, Long Neck Tribal, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Cat Monestry


To be frank, we actually skipped a few others workshop offered by our boatman such as the silversmith workshop and many others. Again, no harm telling them if you’re not interested and to proceed with the next pit stop. This handmade umbrella workshop detour came just in coincidence as we’re too eager to meet up with the Long Neck Tribal Women from the Padaung Tribe. This handmade umbrella were made from bamboo (as for the handle) as well as mulberry tree. Everything were make to perfection. Continue reading

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Mingalabar Inle Lake – Floating Garden, Floating Village and Local Products Workshop


As Myanmar’s Inle Lake is one of the largest lakes in the country, locals created a floating garden to grow vegetables and fruits supplies such as tomatoes, pumpkins and many others. Yes, we were not kidding. It’s a floating garden on the lake. It’s really an eye-opener for both of us all this while, we only see people grows on a dry land. We read a few articles which mentioned that from above, certain area such as Ywama Village is so filled with floating garden that it appears more land than lake. Continue reading

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Mingalabar Inle Lake – Seagulls In Flight and Intha Fisherman of Inle Lake

As promised, we woke up early in the morning for the long-awaited Inle Lake sightseeing tour. We managed to secure a boat ride the day before with our hotel for the price of 15,000 Kyat (USD15) which covered a half day tour. Various packages been offered by the boat operator (which includes the floating market, Indein Ruins, the south of Inle lake and etc) and we can actually tailor-made our trip based on our preferences. We were told that it’s best to start our journey at 7.00am as for the morning ride. We got hooked with the statement by the receptionist! So that is it! Continue reading