All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.
- Martin Buber

A story waiting to be told 。。。

BAMA

Future of vernacular hospitality:

The shared alternative experience

BAMA retreat is an interactive and alternative experience exploring Myanmar as the most functional hybrid space. Additionally, it addresses the experience to feel like home while traveling. The space is designed as a local artisan home and a place for retreat, catering to both locals & urban visitors.

TRANQUIL / LOCAL / CULTURAL / BLEND IN

SHARING ECONOMY

The Rise of the Sharing Economy
many consumers willing to participate in sharing communities

Number of international tourist arrivals worldwide from 1995 -2015 (in millions) - increasing

GLOBAL AVERAGE
68% willing to share own assets
66% willing to share from others

ASIA-PACIFIC
78% willing to share own assets
81% willing to share from others

Demographic 
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Cultural visitor
Local peopl
Lohas family
THANAKA

Women everywhere apply yellow paste to their faces called thanaka. Ground bark is mixed with water to create a paste which is then applied to the desired areas. Some women make fanciful patterns on their cheeks, but most opt for circles or squares. As well as being a fashion and sign of beauty, it’s believed to protect the skin from the sun, so you’ll see young children and even some men wearing it

Traditional costume

It’s a long piece of cloth that’s worn around the waist to cover the lower half of the body. Both men and women wear them but there are slight differences. The male longyi is generally sewn so it’s like a cylinder (although it’s still large and needs to be wrapped), while the female longyi is one long piece.

Myanmar monks

The most religious Buddhist country in the world, Myanmar has the highest proportion of monks and nuns, with somewhere between 80-90% of the population practicing Buddhism.
Every Buddhist Burmese boy between the age of 7-13 is expected to enter the monastery as a novice monk for a period of a few weeks to several months. He has a choice to return to life outside the monastery at any time, or he can stay on as a monk, if he so chooses.
Many families from poorer or more rural backgrounds take up the chance to send their son to be a monk as it also means a free education.

MANDALAY HILL, MYANMAR
MANDALAY HILL, MYANMAR
Myanmar
Mandalay Hill, Myanmar 22° 0’ 24.23” N 96° 6’ 7.96” W
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Travel as retreat - Today, we want to travel with a purpose & relaxation. We want our holidays & getaways to experience like home away from home. The experience will provide a way to rejuvenate our energy.
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