Tag Archives: 1987

Inya Lake Hotel in Rangoon year 1987

If you visit Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon today, it is something different than it was late 1980’s, in Rangoon – as the capital of Myanmar (Burma) was called then. I stayed in the hotel in September 1987. The hotel … Continue reading

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Burma, the fairest place in the world

I just saw the film telling the story of pro-democracy activist and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent 15 years of her life in Burma in house arrest and was released  late 2010. A touching film, … Continue reading

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Meat and rice for lunch at Rangoon, Burma

I can not claim that I can remember what we ate in this Burmese lunch restaurant. This was Rangoon, Burma in September 1987. But the taste was good, that I can still say. The young man in the picture was … Continue reading

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Road transportation in Burma year 1987

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I’m again returning back to my Burma photos and memories from year 1987 (have patience ;)), this time taking a look at the road transportations. I have not visited Burma since late 1980’s, but these last 25 years have certainly changed … Continue reading

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The golden pagoda Shwedagon, Burma 1987

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Shwedagon was not full of tourists in September 1987. There was mainly monks and local Burmese in their longyis. But there is a good reason to visit it. Shwedagon is one of the oldest pagodas in the world, and one … Continue reading

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Inle Lake, Burma 1987

Inle Lake has long been a popular tourist destination, both in today’s Myanmar, and also in Burma a quarter of a century ago, when I had an opportunity to see the beauty of the lake. The lake and the inhabitants … Continue reading

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Flash floods and ants in Burma year 1987

Last Thursday, 23rd of October, flash foods hit central Myanmar, killing possibly hundreds of people and leaving many more homeless. According to Mandalay’s weather statistics, October is month of heaviest rain, caused by tropical cyclones. The rain in this region might … Continue reading

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Travelling by train in Burma year 1987

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It was year 1987. I needed to get from Rangoon to the central Burma. Flying was the most logical option, but due to the unsecure and unreliable domestic flights the company I worked for had decided to avoid flying and … Continue reading

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Armed men in Burma year 1987

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It was early autumn 1987. I spent some weeks in Burma, one of the most beautiful countries of the world, helping to build a micro hydro power plant funded by the World Bank. The project site was near Taunggyi, the … Continue reading

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Children in Burma year 1987 – Burman lapsia vuonna 1987

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I had the privilege to make a few weeks trip to Burma (today called Myanmar) in September 1987. These pictures are from the capital Rangoon (today Yangon) and from the small villages in the middle of Burma. One year after … Continue reading

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