The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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Remote and mountain-girded, its only thoroughfare the Kaladan River, Paletwa township is home to one of Chin State’s 50-plus ethnic groups, the Khumi. Reformers say Paletwa’s economic backwardness is matched by dated attitudes towards women.

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American sculptor honours U Win Tin

The clay bust of late journalist U Win Tin reveals much of his inner self. Its expression – one of stubbornness and courage – is one that was often worn on the old man’s wrinkled face.

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Myanmar’s far north: The final frontier

Despite ethnic conflict and environmental causes-for-concern, could the future of eco-tourism in Myanmar lie in the unexplored region of Kachin State?

 

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A world of their own

At the autism day-care centre in Tarmwe, children get a special kind of education

 

 

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Living well in Myanmar: Watch out for kids who watch too much

Part of every ‘Well Child’ checkup in my clinics in Yangon and California is talking to kids and parents about healthy lifestyle.

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Trash Talk

As mountains of rubbish pile up on Yangon’s streets, residents and environmentalists take it upon themselves to get the problem cleaned up.

 

 

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Explaining the West to Asia, and Asia to the West

In the second partof a two-part account, Cambridge professor Alan Macfarlane calls for faster internet speeds in Myanmar and tells The Myanmar Times why China is not a threat to the West

 

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Boats replace cars on Inle Lake

For the waterborne inhabitants of Inle Lake, boat builders perform an essential community service

 

 

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Director Roy Chow reinvents iconic martial arts hero

For film-makers, Chinese folk heroes have provided an endless source of material. The mythical exploits of legends such as General Yue Fei, Monk Ji and Mulan, along with hundreds of others, have been immortalised countless times through martial arts films and movie series.

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Myanmar beauty queen brings home two awards

Miss Supranational Asia Myanmar 2014, Han Thi, returned home on December 8 with two awards after competing in the 6th edition of the Miss Supranational beauty pageant in Poland.

 

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