The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 23 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Seaming tradition with modern flare

I feel a burden when people order clothes as they want and I don’t want to make it,” said Sann Bawk Rar, the 34-year-old owner and designer of Shayi ready-to-wear fashions.

 

 

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New literary festival set for January in Yangon

Literature for Peace, a new international literary festival featuring Nobel-prize-winning authors, will take place January 17-19 at the National Theatre of Yangon, organisers said.

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Calling all dreamers

Myanmar is set to get another girl band. Rize Entertainment plans to launch a 100-member group to promote across Asia, said Moe The Cho, manager of the Japan-Myanmar company.

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Living well in Myanmar: Keep fit to reduce cancer risk

The most recent edition of Living Well in Myanmar offered five guiding lifestyle principles for avoiding a heart attack. By eating well, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking and drinking alcohol in moderation, you can greatly reduce your chance of running into heart troubles. But can those behaviours also help with other areas of your health?

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In Mandalay, offshoot of popular Yangon pub offers casual diners a step up from the beer station

Ginki Kids has been a fixture on the Yangon bar scene for more than 15 years.

 

 

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Favourite haunts

Douglas Long takes a look at some spooky local lore, and instances of hauntings – some of which are a little close to home.

 

 

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Curtain goes up at renovated cinema

The old two-storey Mya Yanadar Cinema in Thaketa township had been shuttered since the 80s, but is enjoying a new lease on life after renovations.

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No black No white No red

Exhibition of banned art inquires into the prejudices of past Myanmar regimes

 

 

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Artist on the cutting edge

When others went overseas to buy fashion accessories, I preferred to shop for knives, paper and glue,” said Zon Ei Phyu, 28, while using a fine, rounded knife to put the finishing touches on a bridal gown made of yellow paper. It was an invitation card made for her best friend’s wedding.

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Fit for an empire

Amaury Lorin on the past and future of Yangon's crumbling but imposing colonial gem, the Secretariat.

 

 

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