The Myanmar Times
Monday, 01 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Homecoming: a returner’s guide to Yangon

Downtown Yangon: where this beautiful, frenetic and often-misunderstood city was born, and where its heart and soul remain.

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Inside out Artist finds hope in a bottle

When people see the decorative bottles, most do a double-take and wonder how the artist managed to get the paint inside at all, let alone execute a level of detail that sees the forms of people, animals and landscapes take shape.

 

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Costume sales boom as Yangon cosplay turns three

Japanese anime-inspired subculture is gaining some serious traction among Yangon’s youth, writes Nandar Aung.

 

 

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Myanmar’s oldest Japanese restaurant bounces back to life

Furusato is a restaurant that has lived through many different social, political and economic changes in its 30 years. Situated on West Shwegonedine road, Bahan township, it was also Myanmar’s first Japanese restaurant.

 

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Abandoned Ten percent of Myanmar’s elderly are in need

As rainy season drags on, the situation grows gradually worse for Myanmar’s ageing homeless

 

 

 

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Minding the IT gap

As Myanmar struggles to close the digital divide between city and country, rural residents hope to benefit from greater access to communications technology

 

 

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Stepping back in time in Hanlin

Two thousand years after the Pyu city-states fell, their buildings still shape local life, luring tourists and making locals proud of their recent listing among UNESCO World Heritage Sites

 

 

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Legends of Hanlin

Douglas Long on Hanlin – an area once described by archaeologist Aung Thaw as an “almost barren and desolated” landscape that could have inspired a series of apocalyptic legends about the destruction of the ancient city.

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Changing faces

Use of the distinctive tree bark paste long favoured as both a cosmetic and as a form of sun protection is changing, as traditional values confront modern trends.

 

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Face value

With beauty pageants having very much entered the mainstream in Myanmar, Charlotte Rose asks whether they liberate or oppress women.

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