The boys here wore pearls and jewels reminiscent of local kings from the past. Individually decorated costumes and headresses showed a real passion for the tradtion of the dance. The lipstick being worn was not uncommon to see on boys in every day life in the more rural cities.
an impression of Myanmar January 12th 2007 The darkening evening has overtaken the bustling of the daytime and the streets should be quiet. But tonight is a special day in Sittwe, the Rhakine State of Western Myanmar. Although historically the pageantry of this area has been much bigger, tonight is a more modest occassion to celebrate and be happy with life. As a foreigner you have stumbled across the night's activity because it takes pl ... read more
Asia » Burma » Western Burma » Sittwe Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth wa... ... read more
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