On our first day, Saturday, Geoff and I set off to explore around the hotel. The most famous market in Yangon is Bogokye Aung San Market. In colonial days it was known as Scott Market so I feel some affinity with it. I asked a tailor there how much to make a tamein and blouse – 10,000kyat – sounds expensive? Actually it’s £7.29 and I am sure that is an inflated price for tourist but I have thought for ages that it would be lovely to have Burmese clothes so I set off to buy some green/blue material with Geoff (who is colour blind) “How about this one Sheila?” “Geoff, that’s purple. I hate purple!” Quickly found some green and some blue – I hate shopping so make shopping decisions quite fast. Green – blue – green – blue – BLUE! The cost was 18, 000 kyats = £13.12. So back to tailor in market to be measured and the outfit will be ready on Tuesday. Am excited to see it. How do you try it on at the tailor’s in the market?
You try it on over your clothes. I’m really delighted with it and some people find it amusing lik ean American wearing a kilt but some really like it that I try to be Myanmar lady. I’ve worn it out to the lovely restaurants U Soe Paing has taken us to the last 2 nights and I wore it to Shwedagon Pagoda too!