Kyi Kyi Khin
With OAT since 2008
99% of travelers rated their experience with Kyi Kyi excellent
"Kyi Kyi was wonderful. She was constantly striving to make sure we all got the most out of our trip. She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, organized, and very professional. A wonderful OAT representative."
–Joseph Piziali, 43-time traveler, North Muskegon, Michigan
Born in: Mandalay, Burma
Resides in: Rangoon (Yangon), Burma
Languages: English, Burmese
Hobbies & Interests: Reading, cooking, volunteering
Get to know Kyi Kyi:
Born in the capital of Burma, Mandalay, I was the first child of my mother and father. Although I did not have many opportunities for education, I was determined to learn. I attended a government school and then successfully graduated from the University of Mandalay, specializing in English. I was lucky enough to be guided through this process by my parents who were both teachers. Still, as the eldest child in my family, I took on many responsibilities and had a leadership role in our house, which has made me who I am today.
After the 1988 uprising in Burma due to political oppression, there were several changes under the military government. The economic system of the country changed, and tourism became very popular as a new business trend. This had a great impact on the people here, although there is still a small percentage unable to accept this situation completely. Burma was a closed country for many years. Nobody was allowed to come in or leave the country, so the rise in tourism was very dramatic. But because of this, Burma is relatively unspoiled and unchanged. The people here are still very honest, friendly, and helpful.
My graduation from university and the announcement of 1996 as the “Visit Myanmar [Burma] Year” inspired me to join the tourism industry. When I joined OAT, I found that the company’s values, like teamwork, helped me to understand myself, and I realized my love for participating in social welfare activities. It is a great pleasure to exchange knowledge and experiences with OAT travelers. For example, I can share about the practices and religion of Buddhism, the most popular faith in Burma, while also learning about the travelers’ beliefs.