Three documentary films from the Myanmar Human Dignity Film Institute have been selected to be screened at the Photos, Reportages and Documentary Films on the Peoples in the ASEAN Community Film Festival which will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, from December 13 to 16.
After years of devotion to realism and silk-screen painting, artist Kyi Wynn is now attempting something different. His new, rarely seen, artworks are portraits of Asian Nobel Peace Prize laureates drawn on stainless steel plate using acid and black paint.
If the daily doldrums have you feeling like a downward dog, it might be time for a sun salutation with well-known yoga instructor Samantha Adams. On her first visit to Myanmar, the German holistic health and yoga therapist’s yoga sessions at the Chatrium Hotel began on November 21.
Across the river from Yangon, the sleepy fishing village of Dala is a popular getaway from the hustle and bustle. But as tourism to the area increases, it is quickly becoming a hub for swindlers and scams
Not to be grouchy or anything, and I really do appreciate that it’s done for a good cause and all, and yes, I know that amassing merit in exchange for hard work or handing over money is a revered tradition, one which under normal circumstances I am reasonably happy to perpetuate. But sometimes it’s hard to suppress the thought: Do they have to make such a racket?
Gridlock is just the half of it. Alongside the delay, the risk of accidents, the frustration, the heat, the expense and the sheer twice-daily grind of congestion, perhaps the worst single feature is the noise.
It’s time to take five again and enjoy a second helping of a rich and colourful fusion of musical styles. The World Music Festival is returning to Yangon, and local jazz fans can look forward to an aural and visual feast of different languages and skin colours.