Photo Essay : Thingyan Essay by Chit Min Maung

Photo Essay

Photo Essay : Thingyan Essay
© Chit Min Maung (http://www.cmmaung.me)

Thingyan (သင်္ကြန်) is Myanmar New Year Festival and usually falls around mid-April based on Burmese calendar. Festival periods are four to five days and observed as public holidays. Although previous government defines ten days as public holidays for Thingyan, now it becomes five days only by current government. Festive people are going nuts on the streets, dancing and drinking and splashing everyone in sight with buckets of ice-cold water. After ten years away from Thingyan festival, this is the first time I went back for Thingyan and these are how I see what Thingyan is.

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Chit Min Maung, originally from Myanmar, has been in Singapore since 2009 lately. After finishing university, Chit eventually made his way into software house and work as many different positions such as the programmer, system analyst, Team Leader, Project Manager, etc. Following his passions, in 2011 he bought his own very first camera and shoot various types of photography styles. Since then, he enjoyed shooting street photography, fine art black and white and beyond. Chit didn't shoot photos for the living. He shoots for passions.