Friday, May 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

24-hour City Mart-y people

Throughout the working week – though after finishing work or during designated break times, of course – my colleagues and I often discuss our plans for the coming Friday night.

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Outshining the competition

Disabled designer takes coveted prize

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The Art of Survival

MARANG Brang Nu was running for her life in a forest amid the clatter of gunfire, under the light of a gibbous moon. To this day, the moonlight can remind her of the fear she felt that night.

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A Shakespearian tragedy in the Golden Land

Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, a cross-section of Yangon’s youth is grappling with one of his most beloved tales of love and woe – Romeo and Juliet.

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House of Literature:

Downtown building that once housed socialist propaganda newspaper The Guardian is in line for a major do-over, as plans for a writers’ hub inch closer to fruition. 

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Taing Ta Yar Kyaung: Monastery of One Hundred Pillars

A Bandoned now to the dogs and the drunks, the ancient hulk of the building contains little that would recall its former splendours. But the Monastery of One Hundred Pillars, Taing Ta Yar Kyaung, was once a royal gift to a revered holy man, and a rallying point for opponents of foreign rule.

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Contemporary dance kicks off in Myanmar

Featuring breathtaking dancing techniques, a never-before-seen contemporary dance show enchanted the audience at the National Theatre on May 24.

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Fighting snake venom in rural Myanmar: a special report

It was a cool December afternoon, in a field outside Mawlamyine, Mon State. Fourteen-year-old Ko Aung (not his real name) stood sentry over his family’s herd, watching the cows as they munched on knee-high weeds.

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Cartoon exhibition marks journal's 21st anniversary

Over 200 cartoons drawn by children are being exhibited at Lokanat gallery to mark the 21st anniversary of Ploketoke cartoon journal.

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Yangon’s burgeoning social tango scene

“When are you coming back? I’m not coming back. I’m so far away already.”

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