Raise your glasses to welcome the arrival this week of Oktoberfest, the German beer festival that is returning to Myanmar. Among other celebrations, a party will be held at Yangon’s Inya Lake hotel on October 10-11 and attended by Prince Luitpold von Bayern.
Art galleries attracts few visitors in Myanmar, and art dealing often isn’t a financially lucrative venture unless you’re selling work by international art stars. Yet photographer Ko Aye Saung has taken that risk, setting up a gallery that will feature lesser-known artists.
Benzodiazepines are a class of medications used to treat seizures, anxiety disorders, and alcohol withdrawal – they're remarkably easy to get hold of in Myanmar without a prescription, writes Dr Christoph Gelsdorf.