The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 23 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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‘Tender are the feet’ wows crowds in Tokyo

The late Maung Wunna’s film Che phawa daw nu nu (Tender are the Feet) scored plaudits at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival at the end of October for its style and quality.

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Suu Kyi in Berlin

A look at the art of Victor Landeta, a graffiti artist who specialises in large scale grey portraits of historical figures like Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr – and now Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Fast food’s hidden cost

Nutritionists – and food traditionalists – fear the wholesale transition in this country from mohinga, curry and vegetable dishes to burgers, pizza and fries in recent years is clogging our arteries and piling on the pounds.

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Shwebo celebrates 100th Kahtein festival with music, carnivals and good works

Mandalay bureau chief Stuart Alan Becker on Shwebo's unique Kahtein celebration, which follows the full moon festival of Tazaungdaing.

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Animal behaviour

Environmentalists take on the challenge of educating unruly crowds about respect for wildlife at the zoo and beyond.

 

 

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