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Ear cleaners, roadside clerks: antiquated jobs thrive in Yangon

YANGON: Ear cleaners, roadside plumbers and typewriters for hire: just a sample of the antiquated jobs found on the pavements of Yangon's Pansodan Street, where old-world businesses still find customers. For years, tourists have been fascinated by odd trades in Yangon, from cycle trishaws swerving through traffic to roadside clerks going clickety-clack on typewriters. Some professions have become victims of the political and economic reforms that started in earnest in 2011. Iced water sellers melted away as improved power…