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Greetings from Myanmar (edition 2016)
by David Bockino
Greetings from Myanmar: Exploring the Price of Progress in One of the Last Countries on Earth to Open for Business (Kindle Single) by David Bockino
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With the return of Aung San Suu Kyi, things have changed; I am now interested in visiting Myanmar. I found Greetings From Myanmar by David Bockino interesting in its clear delineation of major historical events and periods. There were several new pieces of information (for me) that I found.
I did not know that the origin of the Padaung women’s wearing of the neck rings was unknown. It seems that this area would be a tourist attraction but Bockino mentions it is actually an addition to the traditional route of four sites visited.
I would not have guessed that a tourist attraction would be the Drug Elimination Museum in a country famous for poppies needed in drug production.
Bockino’s account of the abrupt relocation of the nation’s capital to Naypyidaw is very informative in its accounts of how much planning is really required to move an entire national capital. And why that capital does not need twenty lane highways or penguins.
On its surface, this book seems to be a balanced look at the development of Myanmar: the delays of the past due to historical considerations, the delays of today due to bureaucratic inefficiencies, and the separation of a people from a government that will dispense benefits only for factional political gain.
And if the reader does not agree, Bockino supplies a reference list so the reader may begin his/her own journey of discovery. ( )