Emily Fishbein is a freelance writer who has been based in Myanmar since 2015. She seeks to share diverse stories and perspectives, especially from Kachin. Prior to writing, she worked with refugees and IDPs in Myanmar and the United States.
The Kachin State capital boasts a spectacular array of eateries offering authentic Kachin fare and dishes from neighbouring Shan State. The three below are all notable for being operated by successful, confident women restaurateurs.
The Kayin State Border Guard Force has come under intense pressure from the Tatmadaw over its extensive, controversial business interests and there’s concern the ultimatum could trigger fresh hostilities in one of the country’s most war-torn areas.