The Myanmar Times
Monday, 22 December 2014
The Myanmar Times

The river workers

Many people make their living along the banks of the Yangon River. There are the ferry operators, the shipping dock workers, the fishermen. Then there are the divers.





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Extinction stalks Myanmar's forests

Logging in Myanmar exploded under the former junta, as the generals tossed aside sustainable forestry practices in their thirst to cash in on vast natural resources.





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Sang Long Festival - Rights of Passage for Shan boys

The festival of Poy Sang Long is a Shan (Thai Yai as they are called in Thailand) Buddhist rite of passage ceremony presents young boys (aged 7-14 years old) to be initiated into becoming novices.





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Census begins in volatile Rakhine State

The Myanmar Times accompanied census enumerators as they began data collection around Sittwe in Rakhine State. These pictures were taken in the Te Chaung IDP camp and Bumay village.




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On tour with Side Effect

Yangon indie-rock outfit Side Effect recently travelled to Austin, Texas, where they performed at the South by Southwest music festival.




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