Living in Myanmar

Even though just having started welcoming foreign investment since 2011, Myanmar is an amazing and safe place to live for expats. As it is slowly introducing a democratic system, Myanmar also features ever-improving living conditions. This article represents the healthcare, safety, education condition and more of this country. Indochina tours Myanmar

Foreigners will find expertise and advice from not only the embassy and consulate services all throughout the country and overseas but also the close network of expatriates living in the major cities of Myanmar.

Healthcare in Myanmar

Drugstore in Myanmar
Drugstore in Myanmar – source: retireinasia.com

Burmese government has gradually improved the public healthcare system for locals with the promise of spending more money on hospitals, medicines, and pharmacies. Coming along with the economic growth and foreign investment, this effort will likely assure the state of public healthcare in the feature.

However, expats who have demand of medical care, are advised to visit a private clinic rather than a public hospital. In Yangon, you can find a number of internationally qualified doctors, but if you need hospitalization, Singapore or Bangkok is a better choice. Therefore, foreignes should have this occurrence covered by their international health insurance. Private-pay polyclinics or even monasteries are the places you can take advantage of primary care for a fee. Tours in Myanmar

Education in Myanmar

Myanmar has high literacy rate
Myanmar has high literacy rate – source: photoblog.nbcnews.com

After its independence from Britain in 1948, Myanmar ranked one of the highest literacy rates in Asia. Until now, according to an UNESCO report from 2007, 89.9% of adults and 94.5% of youths are believed literate.

The British system has heavily influenced on Myanmar’s educational system. From kindergarten to primary and secondary schools, English is taught as an officially second language. After completing the obligatory five years of primary school, students can continue their studies at middle school and, if they keep on with their studies, they can major in science or arts during high school.

in Myanmar, it is possible to go to university. Besides medical universities, which are the most popular selections, there is also a large number of courses available at different quality, consisting of economics, computer science and aerospace engineering. Only students who have finished their previous education in Burmese schools, can have these courses.

Safety and Security in Myanmar

Expats and travelers do not have to worry about the safety in Myanmar. The worst common incidents told by foreigners are non-violent crimes, for example: pick-pocketing or theft of unattended items, but at extremely low levels.

You do not have to worry about the safety in Myanmar
You do not have to worry about the safety in Myanmar – source: frontiermyanmar.net

With no areas to be avoided, Yangon is considered as one of the safest cities in Asia. Outside Yangon, crime against foreigners may be more popular, principally in distant places where police presence is hard to find. However, violent criminals do not seem to object to expatriates because police normally follow up on these crimes than the ones announced against locals. Don’t forget that you are a foreigner and you may not be allowed travelling in some parts of Myanmar, especially some border areas.

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