28 December 2013, I was priviledged to be invited to speak at a workshop in Yangon. When Shah asked if any of us were interested to represent SIGRA in Myanmar, i was pretty much excited. Why? There are a lot of things we have heard about Myanmar; and just post 1 week after SEA Games it would be interesting to be in the former capital city of Myanmar! I would love to see what Yangon is all about, a country with a rich heritage and conquest history.3 days before New Year isn't a bad time to be in Yangon!
The Workshop was held in Summit Parkview Hotel which was just opposite the People's Park and the huge Pagoda. Anaesthetists around Yangon and Mandalay came to participate in this rare event for them. After the recent lifting of the trade embargo by UN, the country is now more accepting of foreign investment and product. Thus, GE ( the company who sponsored me) were keen to help them to be introduced to Regional Anaesthesia via Ultrasound. Ms Kim who is the GE educator became my host when i was there.
I enjoyed my time here and of course, I do looke forward to be in Yangon again some day :)