Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, has a ton of internet cafes. There are also coffee shops with wi-fi, and places where you can plug into the net directly, so our intrepid author had no trouble getting online when he was there. He tells us about his experience.
- A tiny internet cafe
I found a little internet cafe just outside central Yangon. To get to it you have to go through the sweet shop on the building’s ground floor and climb the steps up to the third. The stairs were reminiscent of the old kind we had in apartments during the Showa Era (1926-1989), and had me feeling a bit nostalgic. Then, when you finally enter the shop…
- Is this someone’s house?
First, I was greeted by a cat! It felt just like someone’s apartment doubling as an internet cafe. Laundry was hung out to dry on the balcony, and you had to take off your shoes to enter the room. At the back of the store was a kitchen, as the owners of the net cafe also live here.
- Checking emails? Pfft!
Everyone there was playing online games, and not a single one of them was browsing the web or checking their mail. It was all young boys, and also some little kids. From what I could see of the games, they were pretty hi-spec, and there seemed to be no lag whatsoever.
In conclusion, Myanmar seems great for gamers, and if you’re heading over there you can be safe in the knowledge that you won’t have to go without your daily RocketNews24 fix!
▼ The entrance. I felt like I was intruding!
▼ There were only a few small lights to guide my way.
▼ Here it is! And it’s.. Italian?
▼ Laundry hanging out to dry.
▼ Gamers galore!
▼ Refreshments for thirsty gamers.
[ Read in Japanese ]