Meet the Leading Minds of Myanmar
Ever met a real-life princess for a cup of tea? Or wondered how you become a puppet master for a king? Are you curious to know if you’ve got what it takes to become a champion lethwei boxer? Find out all your answers and more through intimate conversations with Myanmar’s artistic, sporting, intellectual, cultural and creative leaders.
A descendant of King Thibaw, the last king of Myanmar, is ready to answer questions on Burmese royalty. Enjoy an intriguing discussion about regal structures, influence, family relations and former kingdoms. Take a history class that comes alive with a gentleman renowned for his strength of character and refusal to remain passive in the progress of his modern homeland (See some of the royals we meet here).
Another key figure in shaping the growing art scene in Myanmar, with a keen entrepreneurial eye, runs a busy gallery and social gathering space amid the chaos of Yangon. In conversations, you’ll have chance to learn about the trials and tribulations that the Burmese have faced in their quest for freedom of the arts over the last 60 years.
During the British colonial era, Myanmar had some of the best universities and highest literacy rates in Southeast Asia. Over the years under military rule it ebbed away. A professor from Mandalay is a passionate academic who witnessed the drastic changes. We meet with this professor, who now dedicates her days to bringing back Myanmar’s former academic glory.
Another remarkable lady with a passion for Myanmar’s environment is also an activist, researcher, advisor and publisher, who uses all her energy creating a better future for Myanmar’s upcoming generations – no easy feat in a country where pro-environmental practices are rarely embraced. Be inspired by her resilience and clever musings of modern-day Myanmar and the challenges ahead.
Our remarkable personalities range from royalty and puppet masters to tattoo artists and university professors. Go beyond the guidebooks. Engage with Myanmar’s leading personalities, who open up with anecdotes and insights on their professions, hobbies and day-to-day Burmese life.
For more information about our trips and authentic experiences with us, please contact [email protected] or Melissa — see the information in the yellow box below.
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