Tuesday, November 20, 2018

HLA Day Souvenirs: Environment Friendly Souvenirs (Yangon, ASEAN’s Jewel Series 15)

HLA Day Souvenirs
 Souvenir Shopping For A Cause
Yangon, ASEAN’s Jewel Series 15               

 HLA Day is a very popular souvenir shop in Yangon.


Located right above the iconic Rangoon Tea House,

…in a well preserved colonial building,

…one had to pass a narrow winding staircase,


…to get into the souvenir shop.

Hla Day or hla de’ means beautiful in Burmese,

…and indeed, what they sell here are beautiful
quality handmade products made by local artisans.



The store is a merry mixture of massive
display of local handicrafts and artworks,

…showcasing local craftsmanship,


…with materials sourced from local producers,



…and according to their webpage ‘many of whom are
struggling to overcome disability, exclusion and poverty’.


HLA Day captures the colors and flavors of Myanmar,



from indigenous materials,


… to quality craftsmanship,


… to support the livelihoods of local artisans,


…many of whom are struggling trying to
overcome disability, exclusion and poverty.



Every Burmese kyat spent by
tourists in  Hla Day souvenirs-


…are reinvested in to help their community of producers
to empower them meet standards that customers expect.


HLA Day Souvenirs is the place to go in Yangon,

...for tourists looking for souvenirs to take home.

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