Mon, Dec 17, 2018 - Page 4 News List

Antiquated jobs going strong on Yangon street

AFP, YANGON, Myanmar

“Computers were not so popular in the old days, so people had to rely on typewriters,” he said.

Based outside the Yangon Region High Court, Aung Min specializes in legal documents, from marriage certificates to notarized letters.

Although living costs have increased in the intervening years, he struggles to make more than 5,000 kyat (US$3.20) a day — a sign that Myanmar’s transition is passing some people by.

He intends to keep working until he is at least 80.

“There were two or three typewriters on this street; we had our own customers,” he said. “I am the only typewriter left here nowadays.”

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