The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 18 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

LGBT pageant in YGN

Yangon's LGBT community was out in full force last week for the third annual ‘Miss Red Ribbon’ event, a transgender beauty pageant aimed at raising money and awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Living well in Myanmar: Ask your doctor not to give you medicine

The global medical community struggles with the unnecessary prescription of antibiotics writes Dr Christoph Gelsdorf, who says this topic will be on the table as the General Practitioners Society of the Myanmar Medical Association hosts its annual scientific conference.

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All stitched up

For 40 years, self-taught taxidermist U Baw Than has preserved the bodies of animals that have died at the Yangon Zoo.

 

 

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Sleepless in Suvarnabhumi

A Myanmar journalist on her way to Germany finds herself terminally frustrated by the unhelpful attitudes of airline representatives in Bangkok.

 

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Myanmar hosts ASEAN Disabled Art Festival

The Myanmar Disabled Organisation will host the ASEAN Disabled Art Festival in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw from December 3 to 7.

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Scam city: A traveller’s travails in pickpocket haven Barcelona

Visiting a foreign country can be fun, exciting and rewarding, but it can also put travellers in a position where they are vulnerable to being cheated by dishonest locals.

 

 

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Mandalay headmaster leads by example

Headmaster and educator U Than Nyoe says English skills and critical thinking create good citizens – skills he strives to instil in his students.

 

 

 

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The legends of dreamy Mawlamyine

Mon and Kayin states prove fertile ground for stories and folktales whose contradictory versions only enhance their appeal, writes Catherine Trautwein.

 

 

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Great Day Out: UK past and present

The historic environs of the British ambassador’s residence in Yangon will be open to the public on December 7 as part of a day of celebrations aimed at raising awareness of the UK.

 

 

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HIV-positive, free from shame

At first I didn’t want to share my scars, but now I want to tell you that my mother committed suicide three days after my husband died with HIV,” said Ma Yadanar (not her real name), looking away to a window in her office.

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