Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Wagyu beef hits Myanmar shelves

Finding quality cuts of beef in a Myanmar grocery store has long been a challenging endeavour. But as of August 26, authentic Japanese wagyu beef will begin appearing in IKON Marts – bringing the world’s most lauded breed of cow to the Golden Land for the first time.

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Dual orchestras dazzle in Yangon

During the decades of isolation that Myanmar experienced in the 20th century, Singapore was one of a small group of nations that remained friendly with the junta regime. The two countries remain on good terms – and to commemorate the relationship, orchestras from both countries performed together on August 25 at Sedona Hotel.

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Designers pine for natural wood

Using wood in design is nothing new. Keeping it natural – without a stain or a single stroke of paint – isn’t new, either. However, a growing number of designers and woodworkers are putting the natural aesthetics of bare wood centre-stage, to great effect.

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Thet Oo Maung: Rebel with a cause

Ahead of the premiere of his documentary Sound of Silence in Spain next month, Weekend reporter Lillian Kalish caught up with filmmaker Thet Oo Maung to find out more.

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Foreigners need to pipe down about dual-pricing

It's time to stop pretending that an extra K500 "foreigner surcharge" is killing Yangon's expats - or even that it's even unjust.

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Abandoned and alone, elderly seek refuge in meditation

Daw Than Shwe is lying in the Intensive Care Unit with an oxygen tube in her nose. Doctors and nurses are cleaning the pressure sore on her thigh. She's something of a VIP at the Hsee Zar Yeik Home for Helpless Chronically Sick Elderly People in Yangon’s East Dagon township, where the youngest of 200 patients is aged about 70, and all are sick and helpless.

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Get your kicks at a Myanmar lethwei class

Traditionally fought in the sandpits of Mon and Kayin states, the ancient martial art of lethwei is fast gaining popularity among fitness fanatics drawn to its high-intensity, two-for-one cardio and strength training sessions.

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Kachin designer brings home ASEAN award

It is Kachin design, but not as you’ve ever seen it before.

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‘Train to Busan’: South Korea’s off-the-rails zombie sensation

No one aims for pathos quite so consistently as the Koreans. Film critics used to say that zombie films reflected cultural anxieties, and Yeon Sang-ho’s zombies-on-a-train gorefest certainly fits that bill in overwrought if thrilling fashion.

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The art of freedom

The location is noisy, bustling, impersonal, highly public, open to the sun and the rain, not to mention jostling pedestrians and the noise of traffic. None of it troubles the 78-year-old man who has set up his easel there, at Hledan Junction, to paint.

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