Another view of Shwedagon Pagoda

Thought of sharing another view of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. It is a pretty but I do need to revisit this place. The scaffolding is distracting the pagoda. It looks OK from far, but from near – hmmm.

This was the original post that I shared earlier:


Other shots of the Pagoda is as follows:


The shot above is long exposure to remove the crowd. 125 seconds exposure. Some post processing is required as the dreamy look is not something that I was looking for. In addition to that, I do see some patches which I have no idea why. It doesn’t impact a lot of my photos so I will leave it for now.


A photo of an old lady lighting up the candle surrounding the pagoda.

Not my usual shot, but I thought I should share. Night views should not be with empty skies!




Burmese Condominium

As you walk along the streets of Myanmar, you will be able to notice a whole bunch of condominium mushrooming everywhere. The place where I stayed (Dagon) – doesn’t really have any luxury condominium. In fact – the most luxurious place that I’ve seen is the hotel that I stayed – which is Park Royal.


The photo above – shows a typical frontage of a condominium along the back streets behind the hotel that I stayed. It looks like those old condominium that came from the 80s. One day I must try to go up and take some photos of it. Not so sure if its safe – but surely I need a local guide to help to do this.

Some of the condominium that I saw are duplexes. I didn’t managed to take a photo of it but it does seem that at some point of time, these condominiums were luxury accommodations.


In my trip back to the airport, I did noticed that new condominiums are being built. And these are the modern ones and I believe that as the country continue to develop, new wealth will continue to spur luxury developments. And the income disparity between the rich and the poor will be wider.



Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market is a famous market (filled with tourist of course) in Yangon. Based on wikipedia:

Bogyoke Aung San Market is a major bazaar located in Pabedan township in central Yangon, Myanmar. Known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, the market is a major tourist destination, dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewellery shops, art galleries, and clothing store

Following are some of my photos (also available in the video).