Toddy cake is one of Myanma traditional snacks. First, specified ratio of sugar and salt must be mixed with some water and boil it to become a thick gravy. Then, kernels of toddy-palm fruit are to be cut into small pieces. Sugar gravy is then poured on pieces of toddy palm fruit. Afterwards, it must be steamed in the pot or steamer for at least five minutes. After five minutes of steaming, you will get soft steamed toddy cake. Subsequently, if you squeeze some juice of lime in it, you get steamed toddy cake with delicious sweet and sour taste.
Halawah SnackWe are going to present about popular snack Halawash from Pathein, the capital of Ayeyarwady Division. Most visitors take away Halawah as presents for their friends at home. Let’s see how a pot of Halawah is prepared.
Aythaya vineyard produces red, white and rose wine since 2004. Before that, the project was started by a German entrepreneur Mr. Bert Morshach and a group of European friends. The first step in creating this vineyard started during 1998. The first 3,000 vines were imported from Europe and were planted in the capital of the Kayah States, Loikaw.
Kachin is one of the states which has a delightful festival known as Manaw. Kachin, the hill people or the Scots of Myanmar, celebrate Manaw festival. It is one of the most popular festivals in Myanmar. The festival is usually held in January. This festival has been held for more than three decades. Manaw festivals is the celebration of the New Year, Victory in battles, reunion of the tribes etc. Everybody in town joins the spiritual dance lined up behind one another.
This festival falls on the full moon day of Thabodwe. This festival usually lasts for 2 days. Glutinous rice (which is a delicacy) contests are also held on the pagoda’s platform. A variety of incense sticks are burnt for the Myanmar Buddha image on the full moon day. During this festival thousands of people from all over the country make the pilgrimage to the Mahamuni Pagoda. The temple is always the center of activities and during this festival it explodes with energy.
There are a few playgrounds and parks in Yangon. The more popular ones include the Mya Kyun Thar, Mahabandoola Garden and Playground, Happy World Play Ground, Bogyoke Aung San Park, View Point Amusement Park and Hlawgar Wildlife Park.
In the Union of Myanmar, where Theravada Buddhism flourishes, yellow robes have been offered to the Lord Buddha in different seasons for many hundreds of years. The robes are known as Waso-thingan, Kahtein-thingan, Matho-thingan, Kyar-thingan and Pantthaku-thingan. The Waso-thingan is the robe offered on the occasion of Wazo, the three-month Lenten period from round about July to October. The Kahtein-thingan is the robe that is offered to the Buddha and his congregation of monks, that is, the Sangha, at the end of lent. this robe must not be offered to a monk of one’s acquaintance or choice but to the Sangha in general.
Pray, also called Prome, is a town of Bago Region, Myanmar. The town is located on the Ayeyarwady River (Irrawaddy River) and about 260 kilometers northwest of Yangon. Pray town is an area of about 18 square miles (47 square km) and almost circular. It was established as a transshipment point for cargo between Upper and Lower Burma in the late 19th century by the colonial government. Nowadays, the town is one of the tourist attractions in Myanmar. It is home to more than 80 gilded pagodas, especially the Shwesandaw pagoda – one of the most famous ancient pagodas. Pray town is also a good place for the purchase of products made of teak wood, cotton and silk.