Various fruits were sold at the open-air market in Yangon. Some were selling grapes, others were selling pomegranates. Most of the fruits seemed to be domestically produced. As long as the political situation is stable, Myanmar is a rich country. Since the political situation has been stable after the transition to civilian rule, the agricultural production must have been growing as well as other industries. According to one theory, Myanmar's fruit exports have tripled in the last six years. I hope that the market will not be overrun by the fruit majors. Otherwise, they may end up like the Central American countries.
A young woman wearing a conical hat was standing near the exit of the open-air market, selling oranges. She was carrying a large tray from her shoulder, with a lot of oranges for sale inside. I wondered if they were mandarin oranges.
I asked her if I could take her photos, and she gave me the faintest of nods of approval, but she seemed shy and never looked at my camera. Continuing to point the lens at her didn't change the situation. She remained slumped over, waiting for a customer to come and buy an orange as if I didn't exist.
|Jan 2019 MYANMAR PEOPLE|
|CONICAL HAT FRUIT ORANGE STREET VENDOR YANGON YOUNG WOMAN|
January 24, 2019
December 7, 2020
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