Friday, May 06, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

New channel targets Myanmar millennials

How does one accept a lover’s kiss when he has betel nut juice dripping from his lips? Where can you find a crosswalk in Yangon? What are people saying about the heat wave?

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New book delves into Yangon heritage

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).

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Island getaway: a visit to Myanmar’s best kept secret

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.

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Textbooks for art students introduced

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.

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Fashion illustrator Z Htoi San

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.

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An apartment carpeted with Persians

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.

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A cool way to relieve stress

Landlocked kids are learning what coastal kids have long known: swimming is the way to go.

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Swedish guitarist headlines jazz concert

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.

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Bowie music auctioned to benefit Myanmar women

When David Bowie wrote “Blue Jean” in the early 1980s, he could not have imagined the ramifications it would someday have for women in the far-flung country of Myanmar, then named Burma.

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In Pictures: Yangon Water Boom reopens right as rain

After a disastrous opening day on March 2 saw visitors leaving in droves, the Yangon Water Boom re-opened its doors yesterday, and from the look of it, much had been improved.

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