The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 20 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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UK professor connects with his colonial ancestors

Cambridge professor Alan Macfarlane chats with The Myanmar Times about his family’s exploits in Upper Myanmar.

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Royal finery awaits restoration

The ceremonial attire of the last king of what was then Burma, Thibaw, and his spouse Queen Supayalat, is in need of repair.

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Exhibition to show off traditional textiles

The excellence of traditional textile techniques will be celebrated in an exhibition from December 13 to 19 at the River Ayeyarwady gallery in Kyauktada township, Yangon.

 

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Chan Aye’s artwork shown in Paris

This week, sculptor Chan Aye will become the first Myanmar artist to showcase an installation at the Palaise de Tokyo modern art gallery in Paris.

 

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Shaping young minds in Shwebo

U Than Htun, a popular historian and mentor to hundreds of impoverished youths, chats with The Myanmar Times about his life and work.

 

 

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