Philip HeijmansDecember 2, 2013 05:50
YANGON — The Nagar Glass Factory has been an irreplaceable part of Myanmar’s heritage for decades. In its heyday, Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was a customer. So was the first man to orbit the earth, John Glenn, who paid a visit in 1966 and tried his own hand at glass blowing. The factory was in guidebooks for intrepid travelers who visited this long-oppressed country. And then Cyclone Nargis struck.