A city that people leave
It’s estimated that some 10-12% of Myanmar’s population live or work overseas – a statistic comparable with the Philippines.
MAWLAMYINE (or Moulmein) is one of those Southeast Asian cities like Sandakan, Bacolod and Songkhla; where the past looms large but the present seems faded and unpromising. The kinds of places that young people yearn to leave in search of jobs and money.
Aug 18. 2019