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Myanmar’s Tourism Ambassador, Aung La N Sang

photo - Theingi Htun

A South-east Asian nation Myanmar has proudly and officially appointed the nation’s globally known mixed martial arts darling Aung La N Sang, as Myanmar’s tourism ambassador.

Due to his submission skills, Aung La N Sang is the winner of two golden awards in this very sporting, uplifting Myanmar’s sports arena and an incomparable figure to get what Myanmar looks like in the international community.

“The world champion is highly expected to bring more American tourists to Myanmar to visit and enjoy here”said the Union Minister of Hotel and Tourism U Ohn Maung of him at a function held recently.

The function was organized onboard the boat named Alexnder Cruise at Botahtaung Jetty-5 in Yangon.

Aung La N Sang, a Kachin ethnic, also told the function, “He is ready to help address any other important issues in different sectors.” He began his career with armature clubs in 2005, later taking up his professional role enthusiastically.

Aung La, who is also known as the Myanmar Python for his submission skills, is Myanmar’s most well-loved athlete.He is the first Myanmar national who has won two martial arts champions.

Aung La N Sang has returned to his homeland Myanmar in 2014, after he reached an agreement with Singapore-based ONE Championship, which is Asia's largest global sports media property.

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Theingi Htun is a journalist who worked for two years at Yangon Times Journal and Flower News. She also worked for two years at Democracy Today News as Senior Journalist. She wrote many articles about culture, the travel sector and lifestyle stories too. Now she is working at My Magical Myanmar as a travel writer and social media executive."


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