A few more pictures from Myanmar (Burma)

Having a background of photography and graphic arts, I am always looking for the odd sign or notice that will put a smile on my face. A few turned up in Myanmar as you will see below.

Also interesting was the car and driving laws. The cars are right hand drive, just like Australia but instead of driving on the left side of the road they drive on the right side. Confusing to an Australian driver! This came about in a government move to further remove memories of the British occupation, so on a given day all cars moved to the other side of the road. To add to the mix there are also a number of left hand drive cars as well.

The number plates on cars, buses and trucks are in the native language as seen below, but taxis are now getting English language number plates. As a tourist how do you report a misbehaving taxi driver if you can’t read the taxi number plate? Easy, put English language plates on them.

Another odd thing is that there are no motorcycles on the road in Yangon (was Rangoon) the story is a general’s car was run into by a motorcycle so he banned them all from the city.

Don’t worry there are plenty of motorcycles in Mandalay to make up for it.

All pictures taken on a Fuji X-Pro1.

If you get lost this sign is a big help!

Nothing like a tight down to the minute flight schedule.

I like the thought of a live lobster roaming around on my dinner plate.

How does a tourist report a taxi with these number plates?

It is still fairly common to see the truck signage in English and all street signage in the native language.

This bus has the local number plates.

Note the English number plate.

 

 

About Roger

Roger Gould, Australian international sports and advertising photographer has worked on assignment for some of the worlds leading magazines. he emerged from photographing record covers of rock and roll musicians to start one of Australia's first specialist sport press agencies, photographing tennis, cricket, golf, football as well as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Roger is a past President of the International Tennis Photographer's Association and has conducted photography seminars for Kodak in many countries. He currently works in aerial and advertising photography.
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