What the news doesn’t show you about Myanmar
Sanne van Oosten and Davey Meelker
Economic sanctions, no freedom of speech, political prisoners and a military junta. When venturing out to Myanmar we had expected to see impoverished and oppressed people, but the partying people celebrating the water festival, Tyngan, gave a completely different view. We arrived in Yangon on the 10th of April, knowing of the water festival, but not knowing the immense scope of it. From the 10th of April until the 16th it was impossible to set a foot outside without getting completely soaked.