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“By the old Moulmein pagoda
Lookin’ lazy at the sea
There’s a Burma girl a-settin’
and I know she thinks o’ me”.

(opening lines of Rudyard Kipling’s poem Mandalay)


This week the Roadies have explored the area around the beautiful city of Mawlamyine. Now they are almost done editing to make it ready for broadcast this Saturday at 17:30h on DVB TV.


Mawlamyine (also spelled Mawlamyaing) is the fourth largest city of Burma, situated 300 km south east of Yangon and 70 km south of Thaton, at the mouth of Thanlwin (Salween) river. The city of 325,927 is the capital and largest city of Mon State and is the main trading center and seaport in southeastern Burma.


Mawlamyine is key to communications in Tanintharyi and, being a busy seaport and transport center, it provides a multicultural dimension despite a Buddhist Mon majority. Buddhist cultural dominance is as old as Mawlamyine, but the British annexation in the 19th century introduced Christianity. St Patrick’s School was opened by the De La Salle Brothers in 1860. Moreover, expansion of trade and commerce in the early 20th century established in Mawlamyine a Hindu culture of India (so-called Galakhar). Source: Wikipedia.


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