A journey up the Chindwin River, the Ayeyarwady’s largest tributary in the northwest of the country and one of the world’s most remote rivers, offers our correspondent a glimpse of an Myanmar most will never get to see
In attempting to access the best possible medical care for their families, patients often assume that getting a variety of medical tests will help them avoid disease and live longer. For the growing middle-class of Myanmar and the expatriates who have chosen to live here, there is a perception that getting checked for many different types of cancers will help avoid the negative outcomes associated with those cancers.
Nutritionists – and food traditionalists – fear the wholesale transition in this country from mohinga, curry and vegetable dishes to burgers, pizza and fries in recent years is clogging our arteries and piling on the pounds.
Mandalay bureau chief Stuart Alan Becker on Shwebo's unique Kahtein celebration, which follows the full moon festival of Tazaungdaing.