A city of southern Myanmar (Burma) on the Andaman Sea east of Yangon. The chief town of British Burma from 1826 to 1852, it is a port and commercial center.
(place) Seaport in S Myanmar, on the Gulf of Martaban.
Moulmein Sentence Examples
It was founded by the British in 1826 on the restoration of the town of Martaban to the Burmese, and named in compliment to the governor-general of India of that day; but in 1827 the headquarters were transferred to Moulmein.
Amherst has been eclipsed in prosperity by the latter city, and is now merely a bathing-place for Moulmein.
The river highways bring down inexhaustible supplies of rice to Moulmein, the chief town of the district, as also of the province of Tenasserim.
The third natural division of Burma is the old province of Tenasserim, which, constituted in 1826 with Moulmein as its capital, formed the nucleus from which the British supremacy throughout Burma has grown.
Huge caves, of which the most noted are the Farm Caves, occur in the hills near Moulmein, and they too are full of relics of their ancient use as temples, though now they are chiefly visited in connexion with the bats, whose flight viewed from a distance, as they issue from the caves, resembles a cloud of smoke.