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Warm single-storey house in Thingangyun

UNCOMPLICATED suburban living sums up this single-level house in Thingangyun township. The house is not overly spacious but there is a nice garden and lawn as compensation. more

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ODC perform in Yangon

OBERLIN Dance Company from the US performed a series of contemporary dances at the American Club in Mayangone township on February 9. The group’s performance covered three themes: “Origins of Flight”, “Something About Nightingales” and “24 Exposures”. (Volume 26, No. 510)News

Monks donate blood to needy patients

IT is midnight and the telephone is ringing in the compound of Ywar Ma Pariyati Sarthindeik monastic school. A young monk picks up the phone, on the other end a woman beseeches him to find a monk who is willing to donate blood to her sick relative. This is not a one-off, but a daily occurrence. (Volume 26, No. 510)News

Hip-hop dancers break ground not limbs

SINCE hitting the mainstream in the 1970s, hip-hop dancing has maintained its status as a technically difficult, high intensity form of dance most associated with the street rather than polished stage performances. Although late to arrive in Myanmar, plenty of kids are still risking their limbs to impress their friends with some cool moves. (Volume 26, No. 510)News

Chinese New Year lion dance

CAPITAL Hypermart’s Chinese New Year lion dance contest came to a close on February 10 with Hong Bao Shi team winning the top prize. As usual it was difficult to choose a winner and first runner up,” said Ko Myo Han, one of the competition judges (Volume 26, No. 510)News

A Yangon City Development Committee worker cleans up debris at Thingangyun Market on February 13

Blaze guts Thingangyun Market

A HUGE fire destroyed about 80 percent of one of Yangon’s largest markets on Friday evening but no casualties have so far been reported, officials told The Myanmar Times last week.News

Local News

Australia boosts Myanmar aid

INTERNATIONAL obser-vers have applauded the Australian government for a shift in aid policy that will see funding to Myanmar almost double over the next three years.News

First-time voters to decide 2010 poll

FOR 25-year-old Wai Wai, the 2010 general election will be her first opportunity to shape the future of her country. She says she has already decided to give her vote to the political party she feels will bring economic development and improve people’s real living standards.News

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Computer market enjoying healthy new year revival

SPRING has come to Yangon’s computer hardware market. After a cool spell during the last quarter of 2009, both demand and prices are up, say retailers.News

Business & Property

Buyers snap up Labutta plots

MORE than 400 buyers have seized a chance to acquire plots of land in Labutta township, Ayeyarwady Division, which bore the brunt of Cyclone Nargis in 2008. News

Avian influenza fears depress poultry markets

AN outbreak of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza strain at an army-run poultry farm in early February has had little impact on the market, industry sources said last week. News

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