In Yangon, an ordinary day can be extraordinary, especially on Yangon’s streets. Every street corners are filled with public transportation and personal cars, like moving piece puzzles fitted tightly in narrow roads that share the same identical look with Bangkok’s streets.
To maintain Yangon’s road safety, motorcycles are not allowed in the streets, except police and military officers.
Every centimeters on Yangon’s streets is an opportunity for business. Those venders knocked our car’s window to sale their stuffs, chilled fruits, maps, national flags and “How to invest in Myanmar 2017” handbook.
But what captured our eyes the most was a street merchant who sold “dried unhusked rice plants”. Our guide told us he sold unhusked rice for feeding wild birds, pigeons, crows and sparrows. Be caution, when you traverse around Yangon’s street, don’t forget to keep your eyes up and avoid contacting those birds. They perch on electric wires and don’t hesitate to drop nasty things on your shirt.
Feeding birds with crumped breads isn’t popular among local. They prefer to buy dried unhusked rice plants from street venders instead which is more convenient to do so. Some local hang unhusked rice on street poles, fences, house’s wall and tree to feed birds. This act of mercy is pretty and eye candy.
Unfortunately, I didn’t participate the feast because I couldn’t call any unhusked rice vender on the street. They shuffled through the street so fast without pause.
If I go there next time, I won’t miss again.
The Producer of Unhidden Myanmar
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