Mingalabar Yangon – City Walking Tour (Part 2)

From the post office, we took the Maha Bandula Road and walked towards the Maha Bandula Park. It was very easy to spot on as this park is surrounded with important buildings within the area such as the famous Sule Pagoda, High Court and Yangon City Hall. Maha Bandula Park is located in the downtown of Yangon and The Independent Monument, an obelisk can be seen right in the middle of the park due to the Burmese Independence from the British way back in the year of 1948 to replace the statue of Queen Victoria. Continue reading


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

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

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