Relics of Rangoon, a photographic history of more than 200 buildings in downtown Yangon, hits the streets tomorrow night in a launch party at Pansuriya on Bogalay Zay Road. Philip Heijmans, the author, sat down with editor RJ Vogt to discuss jack-o-lanterns, research methods and heritage protections (note: there are none).
If you like Ngapali, you’re going to love Gaw Yan Gyi Island – or so local residents hope. The village, located in Nant Thar Pu village, Ngapudaw township, Ayeyarwady Region, is becoming quietly more popular among domestic tourists thanks to the beauty of its beaches and surrounding scenery.
For many years, faculty at the State High School of Fine Arts in Yangon have had to rely on their own notes when teaching students the techniques of creating art. This has now changed with the publication of a series of textbooks written by teachers at the school.
To be a successful fashion designer requires mastering a range of skills, not least of which is the ability to set creative concepts down on paper in the form of colourful drawings. Fashion illustration is an area that was long neglected by many of Myanmar’s designers, but Z Htoi San aims to change that.
On 19th Street in Yangon’s Mingalar Taung Nyunt township lies a nondescript apartment that appears normal from the outside. Set foot inside, however, and you are entering a world that could be described as either heaven or hell or earth, depending on one’s personal opinion of the sort of animals that dwell within– for the apartment is home to not one, not two, not five, not 15, but a full contingent of 25 cats.
Get your dancing shoes on, because April 30 is International Jazz Day. The French Institute will celebrate by hosting award-winning jazz guitarist Susanna Risberg from Sweden at its Jazz Day event Saturday night at 7pm.