|Spilled tea and spare cigarettes at a teahouse|
There is a GSM mobile network and two CDMA ones, 450 and 800 MHz.
Many places in the country have two names, one going back to the British Empire times, or even earlier, the other assigned by some member of the military juntas. Examples: Burma-Myanmar, Rangoon-Yangon, Pagan-Bagan, Maymyo-Pin Oo Lwin, Thibaw-Hsipaw, Moulmein-Mawlammyine, etc.
Even though this is a right hand side driving country, many cars still have the steering wheel placed on the right side of the dashboard. As a former British colony Burma used to follow the left hand side driving standard. A few years back the current dictator was told by his personal fortune teller that danger was coming from the left (or some such thing). The boss, extremely worried, had the entire system changed overnight.
For similar reasons the same dictator also decided that some of the country's banknote denominations should be in accordance with some of his lucky numbers: 45, 90 and so on.
|Lighter hanging from the ceiling at a teahouse|
|Ice sold by the spadeful|
|A lady cooking her dinner on a wood-fired stove|