Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

The Myanmar people are very friendly, unless you are Muslim. Myanmar seems very prejudiced against Muslim people. - May 2019

It's been more challenging than other places I have served, mainly because there is a vast gulf of wealth between expats and 99 percent of the locals (and the 1 percent of the locals are vastly more wealthy than the expats). The Rohingya situation makes most expats uncomfortable and people from Myanmar don't like to talk about it. You simply have to accept that people are incredibly nice to you and your children AND they think what's being done to the Rohingya is okay. - Mar 2019

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