Recommendations for Burmese/Myanmese Maids?

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Recommendations for Burmese/Myanmese Maids?

Postby MrBig » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:52 pm

hi Everyone

Does anyone have any experience with Burmese/Myanmese Maids?
Know of or can recommend any agency ?
Can educate us on their culture?

Much appreciated.

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Re: Recommendations for Burmese/Myanmese Maids?

Postby LindaYong » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:36 am

MrBig wrote:hi Everyone

Does anyone have any experience with Burmese/Myanmese Maids?
Know of or can recommend any agency ?
Can educate us on their culture?

Much appreciated.


So far I had employed 3 Myanmese Maids. 1st maid work for me 1yr, 2nd 1.5 yrs and present maid is with me for 3.5yrs.

It is really a little about luck. My 1st maid very underage and childish. Having her is just like having another children at home.

2nd maid, has a maid in Myanmmar herself, actual plan to come to work in offices, but can't find so get a maid job. Show me black faces everyday, as she think that if she work in offices she will get higher pay and lesser hours. Until today, I know she is still working as a maid in Singapore.

Present maid, very good, smart and hardworking, but leaving us soon too, because she want to further her study. I have hard time with her, because she totally don't understand English when she first come. Get people to translate to Myanmese language for her, and I release that she also can't read her own language! But she learn fast after 3 mths, I everyday sit with her for 30 mins English lesson with internet pictures. Than at least she could get what I want.

Overall, what I like about Myanmese maid is that they normally don't give you BGR problems. But as like other maids, after they finish their loan, they will start to have many friends and phone calls, workout poor, etc. I had employed Filipino maids, Indonesian maids and Myanmarese maids. My wrost maid is from Indonesian.

I am now searching for a new maid to replace my present maid since she leaving. The thought of it already give me a lot of stress. I will need to teach them at least 3-6 mths before they can do their task, but normally after 6 mths maid will start to ask to change employer, because they always believe that they can find a better emplyer. Base on the static is get from the MOM website, about 30-35% of maids will stay longer than 1 yr. And about 5-10% maids will change more than 3 empolyers within a yr.

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Re: Recommendations for Burmese/Myanmese Maids?

Postby gos1024 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:01 am

I got my Myanmar maid from One Dot Consultant, Nelly.

My maid is with me for 4+ yrs.
She is quite a smart girl. When she came, she is 24 yrs old.
She can understand simple and broken English.
Must be patient w her because they are a bit slow learning how
to use the washing machine,electric appliances.

But after 3 months with my mom. She can understand simple Chinese.
Now she can speak a bit mandarin with my kids.

And she is a very good cook. I buy those cookbooks w English recipes
for her. And she will try can cook for us.

I'm consider lucky one. She is my first maid till now.
My mom likes her very much as she is the auto type. no need to keep
telling her.

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Re: Recommendations for Burmese/Myanmese Maids?

Postby LindaYong » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:02 pm

gos1024 wrote:I got my Myanmar maid from One Dot Consultant, Nelly.

My maid is with me for 4+ yrs.
She is quite a smart girl. When she came, she is 24 yrs old.
She can understand simple and broken English.
Must be patient w her because they are a bit slow learning how
to use the washing machine,electric appliances.

But after 3 months with my mom. She can understand simple Chinese.
Now she can speak a bit mandarin with my kids.

And she is a very good cook. I buy those cookbooks w English recipes
for her. And she will try can cook for us.

I'm consider lucky one. She is my first maid till now.
My mom likes her very much as she is the auto type. no need to keep
telling her.


Can you share which town/state your maid come from. Somehow I have impression that maid from Chin state are not that good.

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Re: Recommendations for Burmese/Myanmese Maids?

Postby nkthen » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:35 pm

LindaYong wrote:Can you share which town/state your maid come from. Somehow I have impression that maid from Chin state are not that good.

As what most people said, it depends. Some maids from the capital are just as good/bad from Chin state, etc.

But I think that if you hire maids from Rakhine state (South West of Burma), you can get maids who can speak and understand basic English. You see, it's a tourism spot at this state with a number of foreigners and so most locals there learn English to cash off these tourists.

So maybe you can try that.

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