Mya Mya Win hails from Myanmar, a country renowned for her precious and semi-precious stones, and intricate handicrafts.
Mya Mya Win is an encyclopedia of things Burmese (that’s the old name for Myanmese). Enter her colourful shop and she will explain to you in English, with the aid of pictures, the manufacturing intricacies of the beautiful articles on display – from finely polished lacquer ware to bracelets and necklaces which are made from semi-precious stones such as onyx, quartz, garnet and turquoise, and fresh water pearls, etc.
The Burmese hospitality is unmistakably evident in her service as she patiently explains how each article is handcrafted and the amount of effort that goes into producing these unique art pieces.
This demure but dignified-looking lady has been in the jewellery and handicraft trades for more than 20 years, so she knows what she is talking about. She has been running two shops in Singapore since 1999 – a jewellery shop and a handicraft shop with items either specially selected by her and shipped from Myanmar or designed and created by her and her daughter.
Mya Mya Win’s interests in stones goes way back when she was a child. Her close aunt was the owner of a jewellery shop and her immediate neighbour owned a ruby mine.
After she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany, Mya Mya Win worked for the Myanmar civil service for 5 years. But her passion caught up with her soon after she got married, and with her husband’s blessings, she opened a jewellery business in Burma in 1983.
During that time, she discovered her talent for designing jewellery and she started creating her own pieces for her clients – customizing pieces for weddings, engagements and other important events.
When she and her husband decided to send their children to Singapore schools, she moved her entire business to Singapore. So in 1999, Mya Mya Win opened two shops in Chjimes – one selling jewellery and the other selling handicrafts. In 2010, Mya Mya Win moved the handicraft shop to Holland V to be closer to her customers.
Mya Mya Win is most happy when she is surrounded by all her delightful articles, designing jewellery for her clients, and explaining how each of these items is created.
If you are looking for a gift item, you are bound to find something unique, authentic and beautiful in her shop. If you can’t find exactly what you want, Mya Mya Win will be pleased to help you find them or customize what you require – with that hospitable Burmese service.
Zenadoo carries a collection of lacquer ware, jade, mother of pearl articles, necklaces, bracelets and an assortment of Burmese handicrafts.
Customers will be surprised at the prices of these items, which are very reasonable indeed.
211 Holland Avenue
Holland Road Shopping Centre
Tel: 6467 3008
10.30am to 8pm (Mon to Sun & Public Holidays)
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