We were on our way to Shwedagon Pagoda today, when our taxi driver casually informed us that Burma adopted a new flag this morning! He pointed to a bright multi-colored flag flying from one of the government buildings, as we zoomed by. We asked around, and most people on the streets, and in our hotels had no idea this happened. There was supposedly something on the local news, but as most working people here have no access to television during the day, the change went unnoticed by the masses. However, I later discovered that Wikipedia has already updated their Flag of Burma page with the following: ‘The new flag has 3 horizontal bands of color, light green, dark green, and red from top to bottom. A large white star is situated in the middle of the flag. There has been no official explanation as to what these aspects symbolize.’ Hopefully, the new brighter flag will be a cheery harbinger of good things to come for this country!