The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 31 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Minding the IT gap

As Myanmar struggles to close the digital divide between city and country, rural residents hope to benefit from greater access to communications technology

 

 

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Stepping back in time in Hanlin

Two thousand years after the Pyu city-states fell, their buildings still shape local life, luring tourists and making locals proud of their recent listing among UNESCO World Heritage Sites

 

 

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Legends of Hanlin

Douglas Long on Hanlin – an area once described by archaeologist Aung Thaw as an “almost barren and desolated” landscape that could have inspired a series of apocalyptic legends about the destruction of the ancient city.

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Changing faces

Use of the distinctive tree bark paste long favoured as both a cosmetic and as a form of sun protection is changing, as traditional values confront modern trends.

 

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Face value

With beauty pageants having very much entered the mainstream in Myanmar, Charlotte Rose asks whether they liberate or oppress women.

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Raw energy, vivid colour

The energy and exuberance of Soe Naing’s paintings lifts the spirits as delightfully as the festival dances they depict.

 

 

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Grey matter

Our resident medical expert Dr Chrisoph Gelsdorf on what steps can be taken to stave off the decline of the brain.

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Monsoon state of mind: A survival guide

The rain is here but never fear – the Times’ own style and etiquette expert Fiona MacGregor has the definitive guide to maintaining good grace, looks and humour this monsoon season.

 

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From strength to strength

Bodybuilding champion Aye Aye Soe aims to show Myanmar women’s strength to the world – and challenge her critics at home.

 

 

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Breast practice: survivors find support with Living Hope

Breast cancer survivor and activist May May Pyone on the need to fight depression and improve cancer education in Myanmar.

 

 

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