The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 25 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Sporting a vanishing coiffure

A remote village near Bagan is a last bastion of yaung pay soo

 

 

 

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Who cares? Elderly struggle with support gap

Aging parents in Myanmar often rely on their adult children for support – but they can't always provide.

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Beauty pageant with a difference

Openly gay 20-year-old Myo Ko Ko San is a pageant contestant with a point to prove.

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Mission impossible in Pathein

Our intrepid editor-at-large Douglas Long travels to Pathein and finds the best guidebooks, it seems, are still the people themselves.

 

 

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The big sleep: the dangers of sedatives

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.

 

 

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Hole story

Fallen woman Fiona MacGregor hits an all-time low, taking the next natural step in her downward spiral: into the sewer.

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Opening up the art world

The curatorial duo Flux Kit has organized an event on the theme of “Now and Memory: Who are we? Where do we go?” for its Contemporary Dialogues.

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European film fest to open its 23rd edition

The 23rd European Film Festival will be held at Yangon’s Nay Pyi Taw Cinema from September 25 to October 5.

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Trending toward tradition

A trip to Chiang Mai leads to an exploration of the storied history and uncertain future of artisan-crafted textiles.

 

 

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Treasures of Upper Myanmar: From Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin by motorbike

A spontaneous weekend in Pyin Oo Lwin. 

 

 

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