The Myanmar Times
Friday, 06 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

When children become tourist attractions

With “orphanage tourism” on the rise in Myanmar, child protection experts are warning volunteers and visitors to stay away, saying their presence is harmful to children.

 

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First studio set to transform Myanmar’s film industry

Myanmar’s filmmakers have long had to make do without a film studio, shooting films on location or even in their own homes.

 

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Mister Myanmar misses out on top prize

Mister Myanmar, Aung Chan Mya, scooped 15th place at last week’s Mister International 2014-15 competition – held in Korea from February 6 to 15 – where he competed against 50 pageant hopefuls from around the world.

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Sweet dreams are made of this

For Yangon's newest destination for the sweet of tooth, look no further than Candy Land. 

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Living well in Myanmar: Eat right to help the vessels in your brain

Trying to get patients to eat better is a fundamental part of being a primary care doctor in Yangon, writes our resident medical expert Dr Christoph Gelsdorf.

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Art moves out of the galleries, onto the streets

Artists, cartoonists, sculptors and photographers are gearing up for a citywide Yangon Art and Heritage Festival to be held from March 1 to 22 in streets, 100-year-old buildings, public transport and art galleries across the downtown area.

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Iranian photographer brings images of hope to Deitta Gallery

Fatemah Behboudi’s award-winning photography series Mothers of Patience tells the story of the mothers of missing Iranian martyrs, and is showing for a limited time at the new Myanmar Deitta space.

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Bring on the dancing lions

Leaping and swinging from pole to pole up to 7 feet off the ground, acrobats competing in Yangon’s annual lion dancing contest are the highlight of Chinese New Year celebrations set to draw crowds of thousands this week.

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Deitta Gallery opens with award-winning Iranian exhibition

Myanmar Deitta, a not-for-profit organisation that supports documentary photography, film and multimedia projects related to Myanmar and its people, will open its new exhibition space the Deitta Gallery on February 16.

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Local designers turn heads at International Fashion Week

Oh my dears, I couldn’t begin to tell you how simply tempestuous these last few days have been. But February 6, 7 and 8 were without doubt the busiest days so far this year for the aficionados of fashion and their dedicated followers.

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