The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 02 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

One woman’s journey to marriage on a smuggling boat

Many of Myanmar's Rohingya men have fled their homes. Now, Rohingya women are braving the risk of sexual violence or death on smuggling boats to find a better life.

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Healing hands

As the mother of an unhealthy child, Daw Tin Myat Thu says she does not care about anything except curing her daughter’s pain.

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Looking for luck: Thai buddhists flock to Bo Bo Gyi’s shrine

From all over Thailand they come, with hope in their heart and money in their hand. The pilgrims murmur among themselves in Thai as they queue up, over the bridge near the jetty, waiting their turn to enter the little shrine, and win their heart’s desire.

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Immersed in sculpture

"A chip off the old block” is the phrase that inevitably springs to mind. Like his father, the sculptor U Lwin Maung, Kyaw Kyaw Min now makes his living by carving, shaping and sculpting busts, transforming base clay into a simulacrum of the living.

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Dressed to be blessed

Most foreigners are aware of the tradition of removing shoes before entering pagodas, but trustees still face daily headaches from tourists who show up at sacred sites in skimpy clothes.

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Five of the best...Spas

We all need a little pampering from time to time, but with a so-called "spa" on almost every street, how can you tell the great places from the ones that will leave you feeling more stressed than before you went in? Well, Weekend has done the hard work for you - and hard work it was, getting rubbed, scrubbed and beautified all over the city to bring you our pick of the best spas Yangon has to offer.

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‘It’s hard to nag over Skype’: An aid worker talks about parenting

From uuggling careers to weighing up health risks, raising children while working in development is far from easy.

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Artist paints ‘Myanmar trademark’ into bright relief

To a non-artist, it looks like a bit of a mess. But for Aung Naing Maung, his studio apartment – littered with hundreds of canvasses, paintings, frames, paint bottles and tubes, brushes and frames – is heaven.

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You ordered that latte two hours ago: Teleworkers, shops at odds over etiquette

You can get an espresso at Bread Furst, or a baguette, or a perfect piece of pie. But if you want to get some work done, be prepared: Owner Mark Furstenberg just might ask you to move along.

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Film festival trainee returns to take prize

A young filmmaker from war-torn Kokang has won two international prizes with his second short film.


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