Myanmar's 'tallest man' seeks medical aid in Singapore
YANGON (AFP) - "Big Zaw" has known he was different since a teenage growth spurt sent him soaring above his neighbours in a remote Myanmar village.
Now at seven foot eight inches he is believed to be the country's tallest man, and a recent rise to fame means he can finally seek treatment abroad for the health condition behind his towering height.
"My friends call me Big Zaw," said Mr Win Zaw Oo, who at 233cm is significantly taller than the 168cm (five foot six) average Myanmar man.
"I do not fit in an ordinary car. When the doctor brought me here, he had to hire a truck," said the 36-year-old, who was given access to healthcare after a story about him in state media this year sparked a flurry of interest from reporters and medical experts.