SOURCE: FROM AN EMAIL.

A Burma expatriate visits Xiamen (Amoy). It is reportedly the second largest city in Fujian Province in China. Many Burma Chinese of Fukienese (Fujianese) descent hailed from around that area. In Burma, they are known as the “Let Shay” or “long sleeved.”

Here is a picture of a Burmese Restaurant/store in Xiamen, taken during the trip. This big city is just across Taiwan Island Province, separated by the Taiwan Straits.

From the picture, you can see the sign in Burmese, a picture of Shwedagon Pagoda, and a lady wearing a “htamein” inside. The shop must have been opened by Burma expatriates and naturally serves a Burma expatriate community and others.

In passing, among the well known “let shay’s” are:

Burma Army Doctor Colonel Min Sein,

Noted Surgeon and Professor Dr Maung Maung Taik,

Medical Professors Dr U Aye and Dr Khin Maung Win,

and Rangoon Institute of Technology (RIT) Rectors U Yone Moe  and U Min Wun (also a famous writer)…

As sons of Burma, they all have served the country and Myanmar people with distinction for many years.

Since this is a corner store and the picture is quite big, the other half of the picture must have been truncated (cut off).  From the other half you can see the English letters “Myanmar Restaurant” and a street scene at night with pedestrians.

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