The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Favourite haunts

Douglas Long takes a look at some spooky local lore, and instances of hauntings – some of which are a little close to home.

 

 

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Curtain goes up at renovated cinema

The old two-storey Mya Yanadar Cinema in Thaketa township had been shuttered since the 80s, but is enjoying a new lease on life after renovations.

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No black No white No red

Exhibition of banned art inquires into the prejudices of past Myanmar regimes

 

 

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Artist on the cutting edge

When others went overseas to buy fashion accessories, I preferred to shop for knives, paper and glue,” said Zon Ei Phyu, 28, while using a fine, rounded knife to put the finishing touches on a bridal gown made of yellow paper. It was an invitation card made for her best friend’s wedding.

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Fit for an empire

Amaury Lorin on the past and future of Yangon's crumbling but imposing colonial gem, the Secretariat.

 

 

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In the Spotlight...with famed British film producer David Puttnam

House of Lords member David Puttnam visited Yangon on October 9 and 10 in his capacity as trade envoy for the United Kingdom. He is most well known to the public as the independent producer of numerous award-winning films, including Midnight Express (1978), Chariots of Fire (1981) and The Killing Fields (1984).

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City to host first LGBT film festival

The first LGBT film festival in Myanmar, called &Proud, will be held November 14 to 16 in Yangon to coincide with the international Transgender Day of Remembrance and World Human Rights Day.

 

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Living well in Myanmar: Look to lifestyle to protect your heart

A discussion with your doctor about heart health will typically focus on medical issues such as high blood-pressure and cholesterol.

 

 

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Being kind to the new

Award-winning British film producer David Puttnam joined a panel of local experts last week to discuss the links between culture, public policy and society, and the benefits of encouraging innovation in creative industries.

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A motorbike ride to an Indian trading post

Ei Ei Thu took the India-Myanmar Friendship Road by motorbike, a smooth and winding trip through green paddy fields and mountains.

 

 

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