Mawlamyine – the Burma of Orwell and Kipling

IMG_3673-001“In Moulmein, in lower Burma, I was hated by large numbers of people – the only time in my life that I have been important enough for this to happen to me. …” – Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell

“By the old Moulmein pagoda / Lookin’ lazy at the sea / There’s a Burma girl a-settin’ / and I know she thinks o’ me” – Mandalay, Rudyard Kipling

 

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