Myanmar Culture : BUS-363 Cross Culture Management

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Myanmar Culture : BUS-363 Cross Culture Management
Faculty of Business Administration
Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology

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Myanmar Culture : BUS-363 Cross Culture Management

  1. 1. MYANMAR CULTURE23 NOVEMBER 2012Prepared by: Nang Hseng Noan(MO) hseng.n55@rsu.ac.th
  2. 2. CONTENT 1) Myanmar Profile 2) Ethnic People: 7+ Burman 3) Myanmar Culture: Greeting, Festival, Food 4) Visiting Places: Famous places to visit 5) Do and Don’t in Myanmar 6) Basic Conversation 7) Q&A?
  3. 3. MYANMAR TERRITOARYMyanmar share border with Bangladesh, Laos, Thailand and China.
  4. 4. POPULATION OF MYANMARPopulation of Myanmarhas around more than60 million.Ethnicity: 135Official: Kachin Kayah Kayin Chin Mon Bamar Rakhine Shan
  5. 5. Ethniccustom
  6. 6. RELIGION Buddhist Christianity Islam Hinduism Others
  7. 7. OccupationMostly the ethnic occupation isfarmer, garden……
  8. 8. SHAN STATEThis are some of the placein Shan State that foreignare allowed to visit. Inleylake, Kakku, Keng Toung
  9. 9. PLACE TO VISITShwedagon Pagoda Kyaiktiyo Mandalay Bagan
  10. 10. MYANMAR FESTIVALWe also have various of festival byseason and month such as Summerseason (Thingyan), Raining season(Buddha Land Day), Winter season(Katangpoi or Dasoungdai).
  11. 11. MyanmarFood
  12. 12. MYANMAR GREATING Mingalaba (Hi, Hello) min glaa naa neh Khin ba (Good morning) min glaa nae laa khin ba (Good afternoon) min glaa nya nay khin ba (Good evening) min glaa nya chan ba (Good night)
  13. 13. CONVERSATION nay kaung ba tha lar (How are you?) Nay Kaung ba tha Person Q: How is your family? min mee taa zoo gaw beh loo leh? Person A: They are doing fine, thank you. Jj zoo beh, aa kong loo ney kawn jaa ba deh
  14. 14. BURMESE LOOKS AT OR THINKS ABOUT THAI Migrant worker Business Visitor
  15. 15. MIGRANT They are  uneducated person  work as lowest class (cleaner, housekeeper)  low pay
  16. 16. VISITORmany interesting place to visit  want to visit “Wat Phra Keao”  health system  amazing Thailand  shopping  Thai culture  Thai festival
  17. 17. TABOO WHEN DOING BUSINESS OR BEFRIEND WITH BURMESE Touching women in the office Respect elder and religion Be aware of elder when you have meal Time Friendly Present or gift
  18. 18. DO AND DON’TDo remove your shoes and socks before entering religiousbuildings, compounds, andprivate homes.Do bow your head slightly when passing elderly people as a sign of respect.Do use your chin to point instead of your finger.Do turn your head away from others before yawning as showing the inside of one’smouth is considered impolite.Do give people things with both hands, which necessitates a respectful bendingforwardbody pose.Don’t turn the bottoms of your feet towards a Buddha statue.Don’t touch a Burmese person, adult or child, on the head.Don’t initiate conversations about Burmese politics.Don’t sit at the head of the table unless you are the senior person.
  19. 19. Do remove your shoes and socks before enteringreligious buildings, compounds, and privatehomes.
  20. 20. Do bow your head slightly when passing elderly people as asign of respect.
  21. 21. Do turn your head away from others before yawning asshowing the inside of one’s mouth is considered impolite.
  22. 22. Do give people things with both hands, which necessitates arespectful bending forward body pose.
  23. 23. Don’t turn the bottoms of your feet towards a Buddha statue.
  24. 24. Don’t touch an elder person on thehead.
  25. 25. Don’t initiate conversations about Myanmar politics. (before)
  26. 26. Don’t sit at the head of the table unless youare the senior person.
  27. 27. REFERENCE1. Bravo (2008). . Retrieved November 23, 2012 from http://www.myanmarbravo.com/myanmar-culture/myanmar-novitiation- ceremony.html2. Shan Culture (2011). . Retrieved November 23, 2012 from http://shanculture.blogspot.com/3. Heritage Travels & Tours (2010). . Retrieved November 23, 2012 from http://www.myanmarheritagetravel.com/inle.htm4. (2010). Retrieved November 23, 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Burma5. (2008). Burmese Cultural Orientation. Retrieved November 23, 2012 from, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center6. Shan Yoma Travel & Tours Company Limited, . Retrieved Month Date, from, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Web site: http://www.exploremyanmar.com/myanmar/ygnshwedagon.htm
  28. 28. Question and Answer Open discussionTHANK YOU !!!

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