The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Fit for an empire

Amaury Lorin on the past and future of Yangon's crumbling but imposing colonial gem, the Secretariat.

 

 

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In the Spotlight...with famed British film producer David Puttnam

House of Lords member David Puttnam visited Yangon on October 9 and 10 in his capacity as trade envoy for the United Kingdom. He is most well known to the public as the independent producer of numerous award-winning films, including Midnight Express (1978), Chariots of Fire (1981) and The Killing Fields (1984).

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City to host first LGBT film festival

The first LGBT film festival in Myanmar, called &Proud, will be held November 14 to 16 in Yangon to coincide with the international Transgender Day of Remembrance and World Human Rights Day.

 

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Living well in Myanmar: Look to lifestyle to protect your heart

A discussion with your doctor about heart health will typically focus on medical issues such as high blood-pressure and cholesterol.

 

 

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Being kind to the new

Award-winning British film producer David Puttnam joined a panel of local experts last week to discuss the links between culture, public policy and society, and the benefits of encouraging innovation in creative industries.

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A motorbike ride to an Indian trading post

Ei Ei Thu took the India-Myanmar Friendship Road by motorbike, a smooth and winding trip through green paddy fields and mountains.

 

 

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Hit by the scent of history

A visit to the presidential bunker in the former Saigon inspires involuntary memories and leads our correspondent to bury ghosts of the Vietnam War.

 

 

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Escape plan

Ar Lee was born and raised in Myitkyina in Kachin State, but at the tender age of 12 his parents sent him away to live in Yangon.

 

 

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German prince will attend Oktoberfest in Yangon

Raise your glasses to welcome the arrival this week of Oktoberfest, the German beer festival that is returning to Myanmar. Among other celebrations, a party will be held at Yangon’s Inya Lake hotel on October 10-11 and attended by Prince Luitpold von Bayern.

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New gallery hopes visitors will ‘Think’ about art

Art galleries attracts few visitors in Myanmar, and art dealing often isn’t a financially lucrative venture unless you’re selling work by international art stars. Yet photographer Ko Aye Saung has taken that risk, setting up a gallery that will feature lesser-known artists.

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