Welcome and Kyaoso, Nang, our new Quality Manager in Myanmar!
Having started off as a hotel receptionist in 1998, Nang remained in the tourism industry, steadily working her way up to management positions in Sales and Reservations throughout the 2000s. From Diethelm Travel here in Hanoi, to Discovery DMC Travel in Myanmar, Nang has amassed an extensive knowledge of Southeast Asia. Finally, with over 20 years of tourism and logistical experience under her belt, Nang arrived at our doors in 2017 as our new Quality Manager in Myanmar, and we couldn’t be happier to have her!
Easia Travel depends on constructive client feedback, and Nang ensures that our Quality Follow Up Process, as well as on-spot client feedback, is well-received and turned into actionable change for the betterment of the company. She also ensures that coordination between our five destinations is smooth and efficient, given that she deftly plans, organizes, directs and controls the operations of our Incentive trips.
Given that Burmese New Year, Thingyan (also known as Songkran in Thailand, as well as Pi Mai Lao in Laos and Choul Chnam Thmey in Cambodia), is right around the corner, we asked Nang why this festival, particularly Myanmar’s Thingyan should be on everyone’s bucket list:
“The Water Festival, Thingyan, is one of Myanmar’s most famous, traditional events, and I really love this festival; we have a long, four-to-five-day holiday!
As for things to do, I in love with eating the free food that floods the streets – especially traditional water festival snacks, like rice dumplings with palm sugar (Mont-Lone in Burmese).”
Production of these treats is quite a communal activity, and travelers can watch locals chatting away as they toss the rice balls into roiling pots of boiling water. And speaking of water:
“One definite highlight is getting visiting by pickup trucks full of friends, rolling out onto the roads with water ready to splash. Touring around the city and stopping by “pandals” (water throwing stages) to get soaked is all part of the fun!”
All in all, Thingyan is a wild time to visit the normally more tranquil Yangon, an adventure that really brings travelers off the beaten path, both physically and culturally, and as Nang suggests for intrepid travelers:
“Embrace the madness to have the time of your life!”