Myanmar is one of the Southeast Asia’s poorest countries, which made clean water supply and hygiene a problem of foreign travelers’ concerns.

Clean water supply and hygiene in Myanmar is a problem for high-quality living standard foreigners

Clean water supply and hygiene in Myanmar is a problem for high-quality living standard foreigners

In Myanmar, major water sources for the communities are open ponds; however, the water is not safe to drink. In fact, numerous locals suffered from infection and disease, especially among children. Although, there is no shortage of water, water may be polluted due to agricultural and human waste. But, thanks to a recent water renovation, the water hygiene has been greatly improved.

Bottled water is highly recommended in Myanmar

Bottled water is highly recommended in Myanmar

For health and hygiene, have fun with hand washing. Frequent washing of hands with warm water and soap are recommended, especially after using the toilet. Moreover, be aware of food hygiene to get away from food and drink poisoning. Please keep in mind that do not drink any water, except for bottled water. Remember to eat cooked food and peeled fruits. Furthermore, if you are interested in street food, you should be careful to choose the healthy one. One popular problem in Myanmar is that hawkers often have insufficient water for cleasing utensils as well as ingredients for cooking. Therefore, you are advised to have meals at restaurants and check reviews before making decision.