MAWLAMYINE, capital of Mon State and Myanmar’s third largest city. In colonial times known as Moulmein and trading port of teak logs. “By the old Moulmein pagoda lookin’ eastward to the sea. There’s a Burma girl a-sittin’, and I know she thinks o’ me……” South of Mawlamyine was the end of line of the Thai-Burma 415 km railway built under Japanese occupation during WWII (“Bridge of River Kwai”). Near the site is a cemetery for some of many allied prisoners of war who died while building it.