The use of business cards is widespread in Myanmar and it is not uncommon for the owner of even the smallest tea-house or restaurant to present foreigners with his/her card.
Always distribute and receive cards with both hands as a sign of respect and always take a few seconds to read cards presented to you. Do not place a card immediately into your pocket or wallet. This is particularly important when dealing with Myanmar's sizeable Chinese community, many of whom dominate the country's commercial environment, particularly in the north, around the regional centre of Mandalay.
Burmese names are unique in that they cannot be classified as given names or surnames. Burmese people are given one name, often two or three syllables long, which denotes neither marital status nor family connections. Hence, it is quite common, for Burmese siblings to have entirely different names. Similarly, women do not take their husband's name when they marry.
When introduced to Burmese people, always refer to them by their full name, regardless of whether it is two or three syllables long. Do not shorten a Burmese name as this is considered inappropriate.
Burmese is a very polite language which contains around half a dozen honorific titles.
The most commonly-used honorifics are U (as in U Nu) which means "Uncle" and is the approximate English equivalent of "Mr", and Daw (as in Daw Suu Kyi) which means "Aunt" and is the English equivalent of "Mrs", "Ms", or "Madam."