The Myanmar Times
Friday, 04 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Healing trauma with art

An eight-year-old boy from the delta town of Laputta where Cyclone Nargis hit was mute after his mother was killed by Nargis.

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When words fail, art speaks

A new collection of refugee children’s art gives a victim’s-eye view of the decades of terror inflicted on ethnic families by Myanmar’s military

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Drenched in creativity, Monsoon Art Festival returns to Yangon

Mark your calendars: The Monsoon Art Festival 2015 will be held at Yangon Gallery from August 28 to October 28, featuring a wide range of exhibitions and other events aimed at exposing local audiences to the work of talented artists.

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From souvenir to investment

Myanmar’s art market is transforming, but real support must come from within the culture for it to thrive

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Nailing it: finger-nail art on the rise

Any fashionista worth their Monolos will tell you that a good manicure is as important as your shoes when it comes to creating a look, and with nail art popping up everywhere from Singapore to Lashio, this is one style phenomenon that isn’t going anywhere

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Losing the stigma of public snoozing

The challenge of staying awake has only risen with the growth of long workdays, but few places in the world have found a way to incorporate napping into the culture. Could ‘sleeperies’ and ‘EnergyPods’ make nap breaks the new coffee breaks?

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Neither burn out nor fade away

New elderly home to let aged artists keep their passions alive

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Artists show flood of support

In reality, renowned artist Khin Zaw Latt’s acrylic painting of a girl selling sea shells at Chaung Tha beach sells for US$5200. He offers it at a 30 percent discount, not because it’s unsalable, but because he wants the price to be affordable. But Khin Zaw Latt is not a modern-day Robin Hood – he’s raising money for Myanmar’s flood victims.

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Vietnamese students win top prize with Mekong video

In their efforts to save the Mekong River, a team of young Vietnamese students from Can Tho University have won the first prize in the 2015 ASEAN Youth Video Contest.

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Israeli musician to perform for university students

To celebrate Israel Day in Myanmar, the Israeli embassy in Yangon has invited one of the country’s finest musicians, Tal Kravitz, to perform for university students.

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