Sunday, February 07, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

A photo tour through rural Myanmar

For those with an interest in photography, a new tour will soon be available. From February, photographer Ko Maung Maung Kyaw will offer a two-day photography trip into rural Myanmar.

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50 ways to paint the Shwedagon pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda is a treasure trove of architecture, sculpture and arts that attracts many artists. An art exhibition running in Yangon this week features paintings of Shwedagon Pagoda in a realist and contemporary style drawn from many different angles by 23 artists.

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Encounters with a Stranger wraps up gallery display

What is Yangon? And what are the specialties of Yangon? 42-year-old Spanish artist Venancio Martin Gonzalez asked these questions as he encountered the strange world of Yangon for the first time, and his answers were displayed in a four-day exhibit, concluded yesterday, at Yangon Gallery in People’s Park.

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Green grows in Yangon

Organic food has been hard to come by in Yangon, but the folks over at Go Green have something to say about that – in short, it’s on the way

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The curse of the e-bike

This week, a traveller finds Bagan’s charms are under siege 

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Up in the Airbnb

An investigation into the illegal underground world of online couchsurfing

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Refugees’ tales translated into Myanmar

Khine Kyaw was just 16 when he fled into exile to escape from the military’s forced recruitment of child soldiers.

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Everything he touches is gold

You could call him an artist with a golden touch – his paintings are actually made entirely of gold. Three of Korean artist Kim Il-tae’s gold paintings are on display at Ahla Thit Art Gallery until January 23.

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Entrepreneur weaves a success story

Inle Lake seems a suitable place to site a traditional source of livelihood – “industry” does not seem quite the right word – that produces durable objects of beauty. But Sunflowers Organic Dye Weaving Studio, open there since last February, has not had an easy time.

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Singer to rock her way over the hill with family and fans

Legendary pop and rock singer Tin Zar Maw has planned a rocking birthday party for hundreds of her closest friends. Her first solo concert will be at Myammar Convention Centre’s (MCC) outdoor area in Yangon on February 6.

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