Rangoon Mail: Post On A String

10Oct10

Mailboxes still play an important role, especially in parts of the world where few have Internet access.

While walking through the streets of Rangoon, Myanmar, I was struck by the ingenuity of these “mailboxes” (or mail “strings”?) dangling from low-rise apartment buildings.

Each string has a name, floor and clip to receive incoming letters. Rather than scrambling for your mailbox keys in your purse, you just pull up your string.

A very convenient and space-saving way to have a mailbox. But what about privacy?

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2 Responses to “Rangoon Mail: Post On A String”

  1. What a lovely idea! I guess Myanmar must not have trouble with mail theft!

    • Louise, it would indeed be interesting to know how the residents feel about theft and privacy!


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