The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar idol sings his dreams true

Aung Htet always had the same answer to the question “What do you want to do when you grow up?” He wanted to be a singer.

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Children of the not-so rich and infamous

Life isn't fun when your parents are in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.

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Myanmar’s celebrity cribs: Sai Sai Kham Leng

Celebrity home-snooping shows MTV Cribs gave viewers a peek into the lavish homes of some of America's most popular stars, revealing solid-gold shower fixtures, pools shaped like musical notes, and 50 Cent's six kitchens. But what secrets are Myanmar's rich and famous hiding in their cribs? We decided to find out, taking an exclusive peek inside the home of well-known hip-hop star Sai Sai Kham Leng.

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Why I try to teach my children that life isn’t all about money

My attitude to teaching children about money is pretty straightforward. I don’t. As I don’t consider everything in family life a “teaching tool”, I simply give my children a bit of pocket money and let them save it or spend it as they see fit. Sometimes I intervene when it’s a stupid choice; sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I top up their pocket money; sometimes I don’t.

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One woman’s journey to marriage on a smuggling boat

Many of Myanmar's Rohingya men have fled their homes. Now, Rohingya women are braving the risk of sexual violence or death on smuggling boats to find a better life.

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Healing hands

As the mother of an unhealthy child, Daw Tin Myat Thu says she does not care about anything except curing her daughter’s pain.

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Looking for luck: Thai buddhists flock to Bo Bo Gyi’s shrine

From all over Thailand they come, with hope in their heart and money in their hand. The pilgrims murmur among themselves in Thai as they queue up, over the bridge near the jetty, waiting their turn to enter the little shrine, and win their heart’s desire.

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Immersed in sculpture

"A chip off the old block” is the phrase that inevitably springs to mind. Like his father, the sculptor U Lwin Maung, Kyaw Kyaw Min now makes his living by carving, shaping and sculpting busts, transforming base clay into a simulacrum of the living.

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Dressed to be blessed

Most foreigners are aware of the tradition of removing shoes before entering pagodas, but trustees still face daily headaches from tourists who show up at sacred sites in skimpy clothes.

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Five of the best...Spas

We all need a little pampering from time to time, but with a so-called "spa" on almost every street, how can you tell the great places from the ones that will leave you feeling more stressed than before you went in? Well, Weekend has done the hard work for you - and hard work it was, getting rubbed, scrubbed and beautified all over the city to bring you our pick of the best spas Yangon has to offer.

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