The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 29 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

HIV-positive, free from shame

At first I didn’t want to share my scars, but now I want to tell you that my mother committed suicide three days after my husband died with HIV,” said Ma Yadanar (not her real name), looking away to a window in her office.

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World Music Festival to celebrate the sounds of five nations

To showcase music from around the world, foreign embassies and cultural institutes have come together three times to organise the event known as Jazz Bliss.

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Fresh visions

Myanmar contemporary artists are making waves on the world stage. Here are four to watch

 

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Restaurants Review

Sometimes a simple meal with good friends is all you need to get you through a busy week.

 

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What's On

Your guide to what's on in Yangon for the week of November 24 - 30.

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Beguiled by the frontier

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

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Women in business share knowledge at forum

Local leaders, mentors and NGOs celebrate Entrepreneurship Day, with a focus on women.

 

 

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Taunggyi to host Shan New Year festivities

Traditionally, according to the Shan (Tai) calendar, the New Year is celebrated during the first moon of the first lunar month. This year, 2109, it falls on November 21.

 

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Book review: Expat guide covers survival basics

Expatriate in Myanmar: A Guide for Newcomers

Janice T Merchant

227 pages, 2014

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Living well in Myanmar: No test may be best

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.

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