The Myanmar Times
Friday, 27 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Ancient techniques for restoring the balance of mind and body

Curious why some people can eat a large meal with no effort, while others eat only morsels? Why some are quick, restless and energetic, and others are slow and graceful? Why stress immobilises some, while others seem to exist carefree and unperturbed?

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Home away from home for Yangon’s elderly

Shifting economic and social trends have changed the way families look after their elderly members.


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The longer babies breastfeed, the more they achieve in life

A study of 6000 babies finds those who breastfed were more intelligent and earned higher wages.

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Un-fun zones

Yangon’s parks fail to satisfy those seeking clean and open spaces.



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Park yourself

The National Races Village whitewashes the ethnic heritage it claims to celebrate. But it does make for a pleasant bike ride.

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Treading a path between Yangon’s past and present

They are not old, as the world measures old, though some of them have been allowed to crumble into gentle decrepitude.

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Havana from on high

You can’t see the secret world of Havana’s rooftops from the street. But get high enough and look out across the skyline and it’s there: a whole other city in the air.

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A Study in Saffron - CHAPTER 1

It was in the rainy season of ’91 that I first met him. How often since have I reflected what a slender chance it was that brought me into contact with one of the most remarkable men it has been my privilege to encounter.

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Stories on the circle train

Raving the slings and arrows of outraged commuters, a group of talented young actors are taking their show on the road. The railroad, that is. Yangon’s circular train line, to be, or not to be, exact.

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Cambodia’s style brigade

About  4pm every afternoon, groups of young people begin to congregate at an empty concrete lot on Koh Pich, aka Diamond Island.

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