The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 01 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Who cares? Elderly struggle with support gap

Aging parents in Myanmar often rely on their adult children for support – but they can't always provide.

Continue reading »

Beauty pageant with a difference

Openly gay 20-year-old Myo Ko Ko San is a pageant contestant with a point to prove.

Continue reading »

Mission impossible in Pathein

Our intrepid editor-at-large Douglas Long travels to Pathein and finds the best guidebooks, it seems, are still the people themselves.

 

 

Continue reading »

The big sleep: the dangers of sedatives

Benzodiazepines are a class of medications used to treat seizures, anxiety disorders, and alcohol withdrawal – they're remarkably easy to get hold of in Myanmar without a prescription, writes Dr Christoph Gelsdorf.

 

 

Continue reading »

Hole story

Fallen woman Fiona MacGregor hits an all-time low, taking the next natural step in her downward spiral: into the sewer.

Continue reading »

Opening up the art world

The curatorial duo Flux Kit has organized an event on the theme of “Now and Memory: Who are we? Where do we go?” for its Contemporary Dialogues.

Continue reading »

European film fest to open its 23rd edition

The 23rd European Film Festival will be held at Yangon’s Nay Pyi Taw Cinema from September 25 to October 5.

Continue reading »

Trending toward tradition

A trip to Chiang Mai leads to an exploration of the storied history and uncertain future of artisan-crafted textiles.

 

 

Continue reading »

Treasures of Upper Myanmar: From Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin by motorbike

A spontaneous weekend in Pyin Oo Lwin. 

 

 

Continue reading »

Director’s old-age drama competes at Nepal fest

An old woman takes a shower in front of a house surrounded by paddy fields. The wrinkles on her hands and face show her old age. She sits in front of the house, appearing to wait for someone to greet her. People pass by, but no one comes. She whispers something, but makes no sound. Gradually, a candle she has lit becomes dim, and as the flame dies, so does she.

Continue reading »