The Myanmar Times
Monday, 03 August 2015
The Myanmar Times

House fire at the 8th floor in Pazundaung’s No.2 Ward

Fire broke out at the eight floor at 54th street, in Pazundaung township’s No.2 ward. Fire started from wire shock at 3:20 pm on April 9. Spark from socket catch wardrobe besides it. The fire put out at 4:05 pm after arriving over 20 fire engines. K 925,000 loss in the flat started fire while K 100,000 loss in the next door flat, according to the Fire Services Department.

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Highlights of Thingyan past

Thingyan offers a rich tapestry for keen-eyed shutterbugs – provided they can keep their cameras dry. Here, brought to you by our dedicated team of photographers, are some of our favourite moments captured in years gone by, including traditional dancers in Magwe, good-natured street-side splashing, downpours at Yangon's enormous pandals, and, at festival's end, the releasing of fish and trimming of elders' fingernails to mark New Year's Day.

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Shan National Day in Loi Tai Leng

Ethnic Shan and soldiers from the Shan State Army-South take part in Shan National Day celebrations at the SSA-South’s headquarters in Loi Tai Leng, southern Shan State, on February 7.


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A bird’s-eye view of Bagan

As a shutterbug with wanderlust, I am attracted to any trip with sights to see and room for relaxation. Bagan has to be high on anyone’s list of Places to Visit, and I do happen to have such a list. Every New Year, I resolve to tick off some more items. This year, Bagan was one of them, but with a twist – I wanted to see it from a bird’s-eye view.

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Independence Day

Myanmar Times photographer Aung Htay Hlaing attended Independence Day celebrations in Nay Pyi Taw, which this year included a military revue.




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