Myanmar-Style Jeep

Posted on September 4th, by Juan in On the Street. 4 comments

4x4 Jeep Car - Myanmar (Burma) 2

Myanmar-made jeeps are iconic. 25 models were made in total, but the company had to close in 2011 when demand dropped following the relaxing of importation laws, making it cheaper to buy better quality foreign cars. Nowadays, locals prefer to buy Suzuki or Honda. But these jeeps are still common site on the streets of Yangon and the locals who own them are very attached to their Myanmar-made cars. They love to customize them with Myanmar flag & international brands sticker. The open air ones are the most popular and fun, especially during the water festival ;)

4x4 Jeep Car - Myanmar (Burma)

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4x4 Jeep Car - Palm Reader - Myanmar (Burma)

This is my favourite! In Myanmar, palm readers and fortune tellers are taken very seriously. The move of the new capital, from Yangon to Naypyidaw, was reportedly determined by astrology. The owner of this jeep, parked just opposite Sule Pagoda in Yangon, uses the boot as his palm reading consultation room!

4x4 Jeep lights in firebrigade boat - Myanmar (Burma)

Bonus picture! In Myanmar they love the Jeep brand so much even the fire-fighters have Jeep lights on this little rescue boat ;)

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4 thoughts on “Myanmar-Style Jeep

  1. I will be in Myanmar mid December. Still working on my itinerary. Embassy says I can get visa in Bangkok. Can you help me make a tour to see different types of bamboos?

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