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Chin State

   
  The Union of Myanmar is the largest Peninsular country in the region of South East Asia. It’s total area is 261,228 square miles. Thepopulation at present is approximately 47 million. There are 125 ethicnationalities living in Myanmar but the majorities are Bamars, Shans,Kayins, Kachins, Chins, Mons, Kayahs and Rakhines.

Chin State belongs to the western hill system of Myanmar lying form North to
South. The total area is 13,907 square miles and practically there is no plain nor table land in Chin State.

   
     
Prominent
hill ranges in Chin State are Laitha Toung hill ranges, Inbokalan Taung
hill range, Yaunkalan Taung hill range which ran between the Chindwin
and Manipore rivers. Summit Mount Victoria is 10,400 feet high.
     
Depending
upon the dialects they speak, Chins are differentiated as Kathe Chin,
Chin ordinary, Skakuki Chin , Northern Chin, middle Chin, Southern Chin
etc. There are 44 varieties of Chin languages and dialects. Majority of
Chins are Buddhist. Taung Zalet (rhododendron) trees which bloom
cordially in early winter are one of the natural beauties of Chin
State. Simple and frank chins regard great hornbill bird as the model
for loyalty.
 
     
  The beauty of mist filled Teetain as well as the entire land of rhododendron flowers heartly welcome the union kids and kins.    
     
       
Chins,
another union nationalities have five ethnic branches. Chin new year festival is held annually in Chin State on the waxing moon of the month Kason, May. And its festival is performed a dance making farewell to the old year and welcoming new year. And wishing everyone new life with new vitality and happiness. These is a dance called Sa Lan which isperformed by beautiful maidens.
It is the dance to memorize the conquest over the enemies, the killing of wild enemies and to celebrate the victory over the enemies Sa ice festivaldances victory over the wild games.
 
                                           
   
 

Scenic Beauty of Falam and Cultural Dance

   
       
  Chin State is located in the North-West of the Union of Myanmar and so has many mountains. Towns such as Hakha, Htantalan, Falam, Tiddim andTonzan are situated in northern part of the Chin State.

On the way from Kalay to Falam, we have to cross Varr Bridge which is built across Manipur River. From there we can see Manipur river flowing down beautifully through mountain ranges. Near the bridge, there is Ngasick Varr Hydro Electric Power Plant which supplies electricity to Falam. On the way, we saw seasonal crops are being cultivated by terrace farming. Scenic beauty of Falam in the morning rays, brings great delight to visitors.

   
       
  After 5 hours driving a distance of 80 miles from Kalay. Falam is one of the famous town of the Chin State and situated 5,280 ft above sea-level. As we arrive in Falam, a fascinating view firstly I’ve noticed that is neat and tidy row of houses which are built in a uniform pattern on the slope. Their frontages to the roadway are situated together side by side.The weather is expressively cold.
     
  Khuang dance is usually performed joyously at feasts. The whole village is invited to join the feast where Mythuns, pigs and goats together with traditional brew Khaung Yay are served. Depending on the wealth of the hosts, the feasts can last one week.. The dance you see now is the new harvest dance. It is danced in October when there is a new harvest.  
                                         
   
 

Scenic Beauty of Htantalan and Cultural Dance

   
     
   
  Chin State is located in the Northwest of the Union of Myanmar and have so many mountains. Towns such as Hakha, Htantalan, Phalam, Tiddim and Tonzen are situated in Northern part of the Chin State. Our MRTV-3 crew has arrived Htantalan, Western most town of Northern Chin State. And 24 miles far from Hakha, the capital city of the Chin State. The town of Htantalan is located 4,962 feet above sea level and surrounded by layers of greenish blue mountain ranges. In Htantalan Township, we have
a chance to see the traditional dance of Hljian Chin tribe.
 
     
  This group dance is performed on all happy and joyous communal occasions. This essential feature of this dance is Khaung Yay sipping. I hope you will like it. The aim of the dance is formed stead fastness of the Union and harmony of its nationals. Above 13 men and women happily join in the traditional dance and then sip Khaung Yay together in couples from the Khaung Yay pot, which is kept in the centre of dancing ground.
 
     
 

 

Among so many hills and mountains of the Chin State, a rare plain is named as Thik Mik valley lies between the route to Hakha from Htantalan which isalso the primary site for rice-growers of Chin State. On the Chinmountain ranges, green pine trees are systematically planted to preventforest depletion. In line with the geographical condition of the ChinState, tea plantations are also grown on the slopes by high landfarming for creation of the region of largest tea plantation. Beautifulsceneries of Htantalan Township in the Chin State are remarkable forthose who love natural scenic beauty.

   
 
                                   
   
 

Scenic Beauty of Ha-Kha and Cultural Dance

   
     
   
  Chin
State is located in the North-West of the Union of Myanmar and has so
many mountains. Towns such as Hakha, Htantalan, Falam, Tiddim and
Tonzan are situated in northern part of the Chin State.
   
     
       
  Mythuns, rare species of wild cattle which can be found only in the Chin State are grazing freely on the slope along the road side from Falam to Hakha. Tea is cultivated using contour system in line with the motto ‘ Chin State will be a tea region.’ With the guidance of the Government it is gratifying to see that high-land reclamation and farming are being carried out leaving no virgin land vacant. Livar hydro Electric Power Plant, near Kalay-Hakha road is run with water from livar Dam which also supplies electricity to Hakha. After a long and winding journey, we arrived at the beautiful and pleasant city of Hakha, the capital city of Chin State.    
                                       
   
 

Scenic Beauty of Tiddim and Cultural Dance

   
     
  Chin
State is located in the north-west of the Union of Myanmar and has so
many mountains. Towns, such as Hakha, Htantalan, Falam, Tiddim and
Tonzan are situated in northern part of the Chin State.
   
  We
have crossed many small villages along the way to Tiddim. It is the
special bonus of our trip for having a chance to observe the typical
life of Chin nationals in those villages.
   
     
  Under the moving and rolling clouds, Kennedy Mountain, one of the famous mountains in Chin State is standing tall. Redness of Taung Za Lat flowers completely dominated the entire mountain ranges of Chin State in cold season so that it would be called the abode of Taung Za Lat.

It is a traditional Tiddim dance in which a courageous and fearless Chin man is chooses, and he depicts his courage and fearless men in this dance to mark the chin national day.

   
       
  Traditional Khua Do new year festival is held as part of their traditions and customs since ancient times and to date. It is the seasonal festival of Chin nationals held annually without discrimination of any religion, class or creed. The whole village participates in harmony as the greatest, merriest and the most significant festival. Holding of Khua Do festival is a grand affair marking the success of farming and also
wishing the villagers to be in good health, wealth and free from diseases. This communal occasion of songs, dances and music is also aimed at maintaining good climate and thriving of crops in the year
ahead and eternal peace and tranquility of the State. During the period of the festival, there is a custom to take the beehive from the forest at night and when they returned to the festival grounds, with the
systematic movement of holding the torches, the village elders welcome them with traditional liquor and interpret the omen for coming year according to the fullness or otherwise of the honey-comb. Then, dance depicting togetherness follows.
 
                                               

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The Tranquil Mindat Township

   
  MRTV-3
crew has just arrived Mindat township southern part of Chin State. It
is 4,860 feet high. Chin State is the mountainous region with good
rainfall and it has abundant natural forests. You will see around me
pine trees and other hard wood.Because of the cold weather, you can see
the scenic beauty of Mindat township under the misty blue sky. You can
also see more houses built in line along the edge of mountain side.
   
   
     
  Mindat
town with bluish green backdrop is situated in north-west of Myanmar.
It is on the western Yoma. It has temperate climate. The township is 33
miles wide in east-west and 37 miles north-south. It has the total area
of over 1,219 square miles. A vocational training school is opened at
Mindat. Typing and sewing are also taught at the school.

Trainings
undertaking typing course are also taught the keeping and maintaining
of the type writer so as to benefit them in the long run. Sewing can
also supplement household income of the trainees. Mindat township is a
rural society and most of its population are in the villages. Orphans
and the disabled youths are accepted at the youth development training
schools two in number at Mindat.

   
     
  The
youths have free boarding, and schooling. They are taught basic
education at schools and arrangements are made to coach them on school
subjects as necessary. Materials and aid for references are made
available for the benefit.

After
completion of basic education, the youths have options to further
learning, they may persuade higher education with the help of the
State. Hence, Mindat is tranquil and peaceful bargaining with the
prospects of its youths.

 
                                     
   
 

From Yangon to the peak of Mt. Victoria

   
  Eco-Tourism
will present to the World Myanmar’s abundant natural resources and help
earn more foreign exchange. That’s why, Hotels and Tourism Industry
based on natural environment and scenic beauty of the State is earning
foreign exchange from foreign guests to enjoy a country’s numerous
scenic beauty and soothing environment. Myanmar has opened 15 zones
based on natural scenic beauty tours. One of it includes Natmauk
Mountain national park which is situated in Kanpetlet township in
Mindat District, southern Chin State. In that park climbing the 10,500
ft high Mt Victoria or Natmauk Mt or Khaw Nu Thum, is the trip that is
of high interest to tourists.
   
     
   
  In
this programme, we shall present the trip from the capital Yangon to
the peak of Mt. Victoria via Kanpetlet town in southern Chin State.
Frist, we left Yangon to Bagan-Nyaung Oo on an early morning flight to
get to Kanpetlet in Mindat District, sounthern Chin State. Soon as we
arrived in Bagan Nyaung Oo, we took two cars awaiting for us there and
started our journey to Kanpetlet town where Mt. Vicoria is situated.
During our trip by cars, we had to cross big sand dunes, greatly and
much seen in central Myanmar dry arid zone. We passed the oil rigs on
either side of the roads throunghout the trip. 21 miles from Bagan we
arrived at Chauk.
   
     
   
  From
Chauk, we continued our journey and when we reached the east bank of
Ayeyarwady and on the west bank of Chauk, we arrived at Ahnawyahta
bridge which links Chauk and Seikphyu. Ahnawyahta bridge is 5,193 feet
long which links the eastern and western regions of Ayeyarwady River
and also is the main entrance to get to southern Chin State. After
passing the bridge, we arrived at Seikphyu. As we continued our journey
from Seikphyu, we arrived at Hsaw and Pakkoku feeder road and we
continued to take the branch road to Hsaw. Along the route, we saw the
valuable logs owned by Myanma Timber Enterprise. About 30 miles from
Seikphyu, we started to climb the Phon Taung Pong Nya mountain ranges.
Driving along the road on the mountain ranges we could see dense
forests and after a 69-mile and 1 furlong journey with the background
of beautiful Chin mountain ranges, we could see Hsaw. Entering Hsaw, we
had to cross the Hsaw canal bridge which is 360 ft long and which links
the eastern bank and western bank of that city.
   
     
 
We
then continued our journey from Hsaw and arrived at Kanpetlet and
Kyauktu-Mindat feeder road. From Seikphyu, it is 12 miles and 6
furlongs to get to Kanpetlet and we took the branch road and on the up
hill journey we witnessed beautiful pine trees and other green trees
along the way. Besides, layers of Chin mountains can also be seen at
close range and the weather got so cold too. Throughout the zig-zag
mountain roads at 105 mile distance from Bagan, our Myanma Radio and
Television-3 crew arrived at Kanpetlet town where our destination, the
Mt. Victoria stood late in the evening. Kanpetlet is situated on a
total height of 4,560 ft and we could say that it is a mountain town.
All the houses are built in unison on mountain sides which was an
exceptional scene. Our crew spent the night with our brethren at
Kanpetlet.
   
     
   
Early
next morning, our TV crew left for Mt. Victoria by cars. It was a real
zig-zag journey throughout the mountain ride. The scenic beauty was
beautiful, no words could describe its beauty. There we’ve enjoyed the
natural beauty of the pine forests too. At 10 miles and 2 furlongs and
at the height of 9,000 ft, we arrived at the base camp of the mountain.
We started our climb to Mt. Victoria. Because of the steep climb for 1
furlong, we all were a bit tired. After the steep climb we slowly climb
the mountain along the winding road dug along the mountain ranges.
   
     
  Locals
told us that the whole mountain is covered with blood-red Rhododendrons
and few forest flowers were found. We found mythons which could be
found in large groups in dense mountain range forests of Chin State. As
we continue with our ascent, we could look down wards and see layers of
Chin mountain ranges on the way. Throughout the climb in dense thick
forests, at a distance of 3 miles and 6 furlong and at the height of
1,200 ft from the car park and at a distance of 14 miles and 1 furlong
and at the height of 10,500 ft from the foot of the mountain, we first
saw the white alkaline paved pagoda on the peak of Mt.Victoria and
finally arrived at our destination at 12 noon.
   
       
  Soon
as we reached, we could see the beautiful morning clouds between Indian
and Chin mountian ranges and ourselves felt as if we are floating and
moving in the clouds. From the base as we started to climb Mt. Victoria
till we reach the top throughout our journey the natural scenic beauty
was so breathtaking we felt all our tiredness just disappeared.
However, no matter how tired was felt our MRTV-3 crew had successfully
reached the peak of Myanmar’s 3rd highest mountain, the
highest in Chin State and the highest mountain with Land top in South
East Asia, “the Mt. Victoria”. The fact that we could leave Yangon and
arrived at Kanpetlet in Chin State by next afternoon and reached the
top of Mt. Victoria is proof of the triumph of endeavours by the State
to enhance opportunities for Eco-tourism.
   
       
                                                             
   
 

Baungte: My Village

   
     
My
native, the Chin State is on the Rakhine Yoma in northwestern Myanmar.
You can see the bluish mountain ranges, white clouds floating across
the sky making unforgettable scenery.Our village, Baungta, is on the
slope of one of these ranges. It is just three miles down the slope,
east of Mindat. It is on a flat space and has twenty houses.
   
     

There are smooth rock slabs may be put in that way only after
celebrating feasts with mythons.Our traditional house has only one door
on the front and another one at the back.
   
  There
is a small verandah on the front and another at the back of the house.
The poles and monuments that can be seen as one enters village and the
rock slabs tell the story of village. Those monuments indicate the
achievements of the villagers.
   
         
  The
whole village work on the taungya. The harvest is stored in barns. The
barn is usually a long legged structure. The whole village is busy in
the mornings and evenings pounding and winnowing paddy or some other
edible things. We use wooden motar and pestle to pound cereals and
others.
Our house has no compartment inside. The frequent smoke
from the fire-place turned the house dark brown inside. Grandma cooks
with an earthen pot and there are also wine pots near the fire-place.
 
  Grandma
is tattooed in accordance with old custom. Hunting is an important
event according to custom. It is an occasion when every male, young and
old, can show their diligence and courage. Before going out hunting,
forecasting and consulting spirit is essential. Consulting spirit is
done with the aid of an egg. The villagers always come and ask my
grandfather to help them.
   
     
We
fetch our water from a small stream near our village. We fetch water
with bamboo slats up to our village. I fetch water with dried gourd
prepared by my father for this purpose. When the gourd is large, it is
quite enough for the evening.Tattooed face may be seen among younger
belles. My cousin who is 30 years old has tattooed and smoke in style
with a bamboo pipe as if she were imitating grandma.
My mother is
good at back-strap weaving. She weaves colourful cotton yarns whenever
she has time to spare. Damsels are expected to be good at back-sharp
loom. It is a traditional cottage industry.In agriculture, paddy,
millet and maize are supplemented by orange and tea.

We invite you to pay a visit, and see for yourself the tranquility, simplicity and beauty of our Baungte’ village.

   
                                             
   
 

The Reh Lake: Greatest Attraction in Chin State

   
     
  Chin
State is a mountainous region and lies in the Northwest of the Union of
Myanmar. Towns and villages in Chin State are situated on the mountain
ranges (or) among the valley and plains. Thus, transportation from one
place to another completely relies on roads.
   
  In
northern Chin State, the motorway between Reh Khaw Da and Tiddim was
built along the edges of the mountains and the bridge is a suspension
type.

Jeeps are
mostly used in this adventurous road and the skill of the driver
assures the safety of passengers. Reh Khaw Da town is located 35 miles
from Tiddim, touching the boundary with Mizoram region of the Republic
of India. Bilateral border trade between Myanmar and India is being
carried out in mutual friendship with the use of Bailey bridge crossing
the Ti-O creek which flows into the Kaladon River.

   
       
  Reh
Khaw Da town is not only well-known for Myanmar-India border trade but
also popular for being its liver shaped lake. Reh Lake is significant
for the local people as regards faiths and traditions. Even the people
from India usually come to pray at this lake. Reh lake lies 2,800 feet
above sea-level, surrounded by mountains and total circumference is
about 3 miles and 50 ft at the deepest. The lake is full of water all
year round, and it never dries up. It has been used to turn furpid and
red during the second week of December every year. The duration is
about a month (or) two months up to the end of the cold season.
   
         
  Local
people believe that their ancestors are staying alive as souls in this
great lake so they pray there.We would like to present the liver shaped
“Reh Lake” from various points of view; our MRTV-3 crew is hiking the
range on opposite side of the lake. An hour walk with ascending and
descending of the lane along the slope made us sweat because of
fatigue. At last, we’ve arrived at the view point of the Reh Lake, the
photographer’s delight.
   
     
  With
the background of the Reh Lake, the traditional dance of Mizo Chin
tribes who dwell in Reh Khaw Da town can also be seen.It is a welcoming
dance, performed when the guests pay a visit to their place.
   
                                             

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Travelling on Chin Mountain Ranges

   
     
  Chin
State is located in the north-west of Myanmar and having common borders
with India and Bangladesh. As the State is a mountainous region with
almost no plains, high mountains make temperature drop. Now although
wearing 3 layers of sweaters, I fell cold and shivering.
Geographically, Chin State is divided into North and South portion. In
the north, the major tribes are Phalam, Tiddim, Tunnzan, Htantalan, and
Hakha. The Southern Chins are Kanpatlet, Matupi, Mindat and Paletwa.
Now we have arrived at the northern part of the Chin State.
   
     
  We
are now here at Hakha, the capital city of the Chin State which is
situated 6,120 ft above sea-level. Hakha is the highest town in the
northern Chin State. Now, I’m standing on the highest place of the
city, so I can see well the view of the whole town.

Our
MRTV-3 crew has arrived Htantalan, western most town of the northern
Chin State and 24 miles far from Hakha, the capital city of Chin State.
The town of Htantalan is located 4,962 ft above sea-level and
surrounded by layers of greenish blue mountain ranges.Falam is one of
the famous towns of the Chin State and situated 5,280 ft above sea
level. As we arrive in Falam, a fascinating view firstly I’ve noticed
that is neat and tidy row of houses which are built in a uniform
pattern on the slope. Their frontage to the roadway is situated
together side by side. The weather is expressively cold.

   
     
  Rhododendron
is the flower which is symbol of the Chin State, since we came into the
Chin State; we’ve seen bright red colour rododendrons blooming along
the route on both sides. Now you can see the red cluster of flowers
among the green leaves covering the entire mountain completely.

Our MRTV-3 crew is now here at TIDDIM in northern Chin State which is
120 miles from Hakha, the capital city of the Chin State. TIDDIM is
situated 5,667 ft above sea level. As we look down from here we can see
shining roofs of TIDDIM arrayed on the ridges below us.

 
     
  Mythun
meaning wild-bull is the traditional breeding animal for the Chin
national races. Chin State is the most suitable land to breed the
mythun.

The
greatest contribution to the popularity of Chin State is “The Reed
Lake”. The Reed Lake is a unique and prettiest spot in Chin State. It
is situated between Chin mountain ranges and Indian mountain ranges.
Looking down the “Reed Lake” on high land it looks like liver in shape.

   
 
                                       
   
 

The Splendour of Mt Victoria

   
     
     
     
  We
hope that you will be very familiar with Mt. Victoria. Well, Mt.
Victoria is the highest mountain in Chin State and the third highest in
Myanmar. We are now at the some part of Mt. Victoria or Natmataung
National Park. Natmataung or Mt. Victoria is 10,200 ft about the sea
level. You’ll see around me the green forests, blooming well flowers in
beautiful colours and you will also see invaluable orchids blooming and
hangings on the trees.
 
     
  You
can hear the humming of birds and you can also feel atmosphere of
forest. There are 277 species of birds, 77 species of butterflies and
many other animals.
   
  Such
as bison, somber, wild goat, bear, stag, barking deer, tiger and
varieties of monkeys are found here. The white browed nut hatch is the
endemic bird of Natmataung.
 
     
  There
are various kinds of plants in the area. Medicinal plants such as
cinnamon, sandal wood and cinchona tree from whose bark quinine is
obtained, are found. There are also myriads of herbs in the area.The
forest coverage is thick. At the top of the range, thick woods are
common on the bee wardss or sheltered side while the windward side
usually sparsely wooded.
 
   
  Along
the range, open plots are covered with grass. However, when one is half
way up to Natmataung peak, it is irresistible to finish the last lap.
Would up like to join the hike?
   
                                       

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Where the Rhododendron Blooms

   
     
  Now,
you see the Chin national’s dance depicting “where the Rhododendron
Blooms”. Min Dat, a District headquarters is on a range that shows
south easternly from the Western Yoma in the north west of Myanmar. Min
Dat is 4,860 feet above sea level. Bamars, Rakhines and the majority
Chins live in harmony in the District. Traditional cultural values are
preserved and that can be reflected in their traditional dances. There
are dances for religion, economic and social occasions. Mostly, these
are folk dances. Anyone who comes to the cool and pleasant and at
Rhododendron may join the folk dances of the Chins. Come one, Come all!
 
                             
   
 

Unforgettable Customs of the Chins

   
     
The
peculiarity of Chin State in northwestern Myanmar is the ever present
mountains in every direction.Mindat, a district headquarters in the
Chin State, is 4,860 ft above sea level. The scenery is pleasant and
green while the climate is temperate.
 
  The inhabitants Chins, Bamars and others live in peace and amity. Let’s take a closer look at the tradition way of life there.    
     
Have
a look at the tattooed faces. The traditiona is fantastic. Once,
tattooing had been compulsory for all women. Variations in tattoos
indicate different clans. Some have thick black spots tattooed all over
the face. Some have rows of vertical lines shaped caricatures on the
whole face.
   
Friends,
you may wish to have a glimpse of the working of hand loom. The
traditional fabrics are usually in patterns that embody the colours of
hornbill. The hornbill, according to Chin myth, the bird that denotes
faithfulness and amity. The favourite traditional patterns: black and
white, blue and white.
   
     
  Green
and white or red and white adorn with yellow stripes in between are
observed in weaving fabrics. Another amazing thing is Chin traditional
beads: made of coins, amber, canines and shells. Chin beads are
regarded as antiques, handed down by generations. Green and white or
red and white adorn with yellow stripes in between are observed in
weaving fabrics.
It is wonderful to observe the traditional dress augmented by colourful traditional beads, silver rings and cane girds.
   
     
                                     


Traditional Chin Cloths

         
 
All
the national races residing in Myanmar have their own traditional
costumes. These national races adoringly wear traditional hand-woven
clothes called Gyet Khoat and weaving clothes. Chin people are one of
them.

So, in today’s program, we’d like to present about Chin traditional Gyet Khoat clothes with charming and attractive design.

 
 
As
Chin State is a frigid region, Chin nationals weave their traditional
costumes with wool. If you start to weave a Gyet Khoat cloth, firstly
you have to make the wool into a ball. After that, these wool balls are
spanned again to be more impact and stronger. Then set the wool on the
loom. At this stage you can combine the colour as you like to get the
design you want. It is the first and most important step. Then in the
next step, you can weave the cloth with desired flower patterns.
 
 
 
Making
floral pattern is very exquisite and intricate. You can make clothes,
shawls and longyis with the Gyet Khoat cloths. Moreover, nowadays,
handbags with modern design are adoringly used by Chin women.
 
 
   
Chin
nationals value Gyet Khoat clothes and adorn as their traditional
costumes on the significant days, in performing traditional victory
dances and at ceremonial harvest festivals.
 
 
 
Chin
women preserve their traditional costumes by weaving at home.
Furthermore, they can earn their income on a manageable scale by
running Gyet Khoat weaving industry as a domestic economy.
 
   
   
                   
               

Mythun breeding in Chin State

 
 
Chin
State is situated in the North West of Myanmar. It’s a hilly region
possessing cools climatic condition. The main economy of the Chin
nationals is hill-side cultivation and mythun breeding. Now, we would
like to present the process of symbolical mythun breeding in Chin State.
 
 
   
Mythun
is an oxen pedigree with a buffalo shape front and oxen hind-quarters.
Its head is triangular shape and it has big horns and beautiful bright
eye. They live on tender leaves, vine and bamboo and are very fond of
salt. They are bred in places-like Chin Hills which is 3000 to 10000 ft
above sea level.

Mythun
can start breeding at the age of 2. A female myuthun can breed once a
year up to more than 10 years. Their life span is 20 years.

 
 
   
Mythun
are breed solely for their meat, which is tender and has low
cholesterol and are fondly and favorite served at all social and
religious festivals of Chin nationals. At present, with the increasing
population of the state, they are being bred extensively to meet the
consumers demand. The government has begun to promote the breeding of
Mythun. They are being bred in Chin State with two systems traditional
self-reliance basis and the one that is supported by the government as
an enterprise. The state’s enterprise was established in August 2003
with state loan of 110 millions kyats. It is planned to expend to be
able to export it.
 
 
   
   
 
   
  There
are many kinds of traditional food in Myanmar according to the
respective national races. Generally, the name of the food is usually
given in accordance with the region.


Today, I’d like to present to you the cooking process of Sabuti. Sabuti
is a kind of Chin traditional food which is made by pounding the whole
ear of corn, including the coarse husk to the corn seeds and then
cooking it with the meat of your choice.

Let’s study how to cook “Sabuti”.

   
 
   
  Being
today a holiday, my daughter and I decided to go to market for cooking
Sabuti. In cooking Sabuti, the corn is the main ingredient and we can
easily buy the require amount of the ready-made corn in the market. We
can use pork or beef whatever you prefer in making Sabuti. That’s why,
toady we bought beef at the market. After buying other necessary
ingredients, we returned back home.
When
we arrived home, firstly, we rinsed the corn with water. The meat is
also rinsed and then mixed with the cleaned corn. Later, we have to
boil them. After the meat become tender, we take it out from the pot.
And then, we continued to cook the corn until it is pasty. The corn can
be more delicious and softer if you take the longer time in cooking it.
When the corn becomes soft and pasty, it is then ready to be served.
   
 
   
  After
that, the boiled meat is sliced into Sabuti. Moreover, to make it more
delicious, we can eat it with fried beef and fried fritter. Sabuti can
also be served with sauce and hot chili to get the rich taste. We can
have delicious Sabuti which is not difficult to cook, as breakfast or
lunch.
So, I’d like to invite you
to pay a visit to the Chin Hill where you can witness wonderful and
beautiful scenery and at the same time you can taste the delicious Chin
traditional food called Sabuti.
   
 
   
                               
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