A Letter to our Readers
We wish you a prosperous and auspicious 2004!
Myanmar is a wonderlands of places still to be discovered.
To start off the new year's first issue, we give you an insightful look
into a place in Myanmar as yet relatively unexplored: the wonderful
islands of the Myeik Archipelago in an article also featuring beaches
and sea fronts more know.
This article with detailed data which would be very useful for those who
which to learn more, is written by Hpone Thant.
Paul Spencer Sochazewski, a guest writer, tells us of his enchanting
experiences in a small Upper Myanmar village.
An interering piece on the Salon sea gypsies of the south, also by Hpone
Thant, displays a rare photo of a cave painting from one of the caves on
the over-eight hundred islands of the region.
Ma Thanegi takes you for a tour of the cave pagodas of Po Win Taung
hills, in Monywa Dostrict. Sonny Nyein's photos of the exquisite wall
paintings bring alive the magic of this mysterious place.
Lastly, Putao, the toppermost town in Myanmar, situated right within the
far northern tip, is featured in an article by Khin Ma Lay. The Rawang
and the Lisu people of the region grace our pages in their colorful costumes.
We hope you enjoy the pleasant cool season of our winter, and that you
share the joy of Myanmar people as you step into a brand new year.
The Editorial Board