The Myanmar Times
Friday, 29 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Big crowds at Taungbyone Nat Festival

Along the Mandalay-Myitkyina Highway Friday morning, women and children collected banknotes tossed out the windows of passing cars as they fluttered down along the edges of the road.

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With over 10000 listening, 2NE1 brings big K-pop sound

A hard day’s night was falling amid constant drizzle. Myaynigone was jammed with traffic, fans and ticket touts waiting since the morning for the 7pm event. It was South Korean girl group 2NE1’s debut performance in Myanmar.

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General Aung San biopic soldiers on

Maung Myo Min, Wyne and Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi were chosen last week to co-direct a biographical film about the life of Bogyoke Aung San, a project that is already months behind schedule due to problems with finances and disagreements over the script.

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Buying local cosmetics an ordeal, say shoppers

Can you buy cosmetics in Myanmar that really match your skin type and your taste? It’s just a ridiculous fantasy, says Ma Kalyar Moe, a handicraft designer who has a list of bad experiences to relate.

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Homecoming: a returner’s guide to Yangon

Downtown Yangon: where this beautiful, frenetic and often-misunderstood city was born, and where its heart and soul remain.

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Inside out Artist finds hope in a bottle

When people see the decorative bottles, most do a double-take and wonder how the artist managed to get the paint inside at all, let alone execute a level of detail that sees the forms of people, animals and landscapes take shape.

 

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Costume sales boom as Yangon cosplay turns three

Japanese anime-inspired subculture is gaining some serious traction among Yangon’s youth, writes Nandar Aung.

 

 

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Myanmar’s oldest Japanese restaurant bounces back to life

Furusato is a restaurant that has lived through many different social, political and economic changes in its 30 years. Situated on West Shwegonedine road, Bahan township, it was also Myanmar’s first Japanese restaurant.

 

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Abandoned Ten percent of Myanmar’s elderly are in need

As rainy season drags on, the situation grows gradually worse for Myanmar’s ageing homeless

 

 

 

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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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