There's a village in Rakhine state where the villagers have been hand drilling for oil from the ground for generations. The villagers told me that the British came during colonial times and found the oil but left it. I read about similar accounts later: the oil is just not high enough quality to make a profit. In this village the oil is running out and their tradition will disappear with it.
I was in Myanmar helping with the production for Bloomberg TV about energy production in SEAsia when I came across a muddy soccer game. This boy had front row seats to the game.