Monday, December 29, 2008

Bago - Spirit Mediums

We visited a pagoda in Bago famous for its spirit mediums.  The spirit mediums were in the process of inviting the Buffalo nat to possess them.

Novication Ceremony - Mon State

We passed a novication ceremony in the Mon State.  Young Myanmar people are sent off to become novice monks with a grand ceremony.  We were lucky to witness a procession.

Bago - old Pegu (29 Dec 08)

The city of Bago is just an hour north of Yangon.  This was once the old Mon city of Pegu, capital of a powerful empire that once ruled southern Myanmar and a major international trading port.  Today, it is the capital of a division and a busy commercial city.
Singaporeans probably remember the old Pegu Road Dental Clinic off Balestier Road.

TWC by Kelly Lee (29 Dec 08)

Sunday, December 28, 2008