The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 25 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s underwater safaris

The  boat trip out took longer than planned. The compressor was being repaired in Yangon, so we had to make a detour to pick up our air bottles.

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Railing against superstition

Death on the road, the river or the railway may have many causes. But no amount of official reports will stop some people believing that the true reason was the price exacted by the ghostly guardians that watch over the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

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Feature film portrays real Myanmar lives

IT has been screened in California (and will be shown again in Washington later this week), as well as in the Czech Republic, Russia, Romania, South Korea and Singapore.

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Exhibition photographs tell a thousand stories

What’s in a picture? Our living, breathing history, if you ask Pablo Bartholomew.

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Yangon Runway action-drama film to screen in Myanmar this year

Wham ! Pow! The model with the karate black belt spins through the air as she zaps the gang attempting to kidnap her. Yangon Runway, the Myanmar-Japanese action and drama movie, will be on your screens later this year, promises director Jaw Maran, CEO of Living Sound Entertainment.

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Traditional artists face the music

Love  Myanmar, love its music. But devotees of traditional Myanmar music are finding that young people, though their patriotism is not in doubt, are deserting Myanmar music in droves.

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Hip hop duo spurns love songs for rapper lifestyle

Just two crazy women in weird clothes chanting unsettling songs, Danzin and Aye Aye Aung of Yangon Always Kingdom pride themselves on fighting.

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MSG: Makes Snacks Good, or Means Sick Gourmands?

According to comments made to The Nation by Piya Sosothikul, executive director of Thai footwear and MSG manufacturer Seacon Group, the average person in Myanmar consumes 800 grams (1.76 pounds) of MSG per year.

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Rock the shopping mall: JamIt! is music to Mandalay’s ears

Mandalay is often defined by three things: heat, dust and culture. The first two boxes are easily ticked, especially at this time of year, but the romanticised vision of Mandalay as a cultural centre is often a disappointment to the uninitiated.

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Blown cover

When The Beatles and Elvis Presley were great favourites among Yangon music fans in the early 1970s, local bands such as the Play Boys took to performing Myanmar versions of their songs to please their listeners.

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