Saturday, August 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

‘Prisoner of Conscience : My steps Through Insein’ launches in English

A surgeon, activist, writer, and recipient of several international human rights awards, Ma Thida, who is known under the pseudonym Suragamika celebrated the launch of the English-language version of her book, Prisoner of Conscience: My Steps Through Insein at the PEN Myanmar office on August 23.

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Myanmar’s peacocks losing their fight

Embraced by kings and freedom fighters alike, Myanmar’s peacocks have long been a national symbol of pride and resistance – but they are becoming ever harder to spot in the wild.

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Thailand Philharmonic debuts in Myanmar

Traditional Thai music? Check. Internationally recognised composers? Check. You name it, and the Thailand Philharmonic might just play it.

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Charity group attracts donors with Pokemon

It was only a matter of time. Charity groups are now tapping into the Pokemon Go population, or at least its human members.

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Photo competition documents travel in Myanmar

Spurred by a Singaporean photography project called 7 Days in Myanmar, travel photographer Kyaw Kyaw Win thought, “We can do that.”

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Stars align for duet performance

Finally, after more than two decades spent pursuing their separate careers, Sithu Lwin and Tin Zar Maw are getting it together. The two will take part in a live duet concert on August 27 called “Beyond the 21st Duet Live”, to take place at the Myanmar Convention Centre.

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Is Pokemon Go good for your health?

The game has players roaming the city in their efforts to catch 'em all – is all that legwork doing them any good?

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Cargo shorts – practical clothing or man-shaming stupid pants?

These multi-pocketed monstrosities have provoked an unlikely online fashion war. But do they have merit beyond kneecap-high mobile phone storage?

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Yangon taxis are driving me around the bend

Talkative taxi drivers and dodgy driving are just a few of Weekend reporter Myo Satt’s cab complaints – and he’s not about to be taken for a ride.

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Myanmar’s very own Walt Disney brings legends to life

Five years ago artist Htet Lin Aung could only dream of becoming an animator. Now he is well on his way to making his ambition a reality.

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