Friday, July 29, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Magnum Awards recognise Myanmar photographer

The winners of the first annual Magnum Photography Awards were announced last week, recognising 44 photographers from around the world, including one from Myanmar, Minzayar Oo, for his story The Price of Jade on trade of the precious green stone in Kachin State.

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From behind the scenes to the big screen

Make-up artist turned actor Khin San Win is no stranger to controversy – her new film is already being slammed by critics and it hasn’t even been released yet. Weekend reporter Nandar Aung caught up with her to find out why.

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Scholarship program sends Myanmar students abroad

Want to study abroad? Here’s your chance.

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Fire, brimstone and human kebabs: inside the world’s second largest statue

It’s hard not to double-take when driving into the Sagaing town of Monywa.

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Unforgotten Martyrs art exhibition at Gallery 31

Lest we forget, the nine heroes who died on Martyrs’ Day, 69 years ago yesterday, are being further commemorated in an exhibition at Gallery 31, which is open until July 21.

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Artist makes nostalgia the theme of new exhibit

Moe Satt is turning 33 years old today but his latest artwork is a celebration of his childhood.

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Yangon upgrades its movie game

Finally, in Yangon, you can get the sound experience you used to have to go overseas for. Dolby Atmos is here.

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Rice salad for K800? Za Lone causes a stir

Feel Restaurant group is taking their winning recipes to a new pop-up location called Za Lone, where a combination of tasty food and unbeatable prices has quickly made it one of the best new local restaurants in town.

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POKEMON GO not coming to Myanmar

According to the app’s official Facebook page, Southeast Asia’s largest country by landmass – which could be teeming with Pokemon – is one of six countries excluded from the global phenomenon.

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Karen grace Rio mural

Perched atop a cherry picker truck several stories high, Brazilian graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra sprays puffs of paint on a sprawling mural in the colours of the Olympic rings. The mural depicts five indigenous faces representing the continents of the world, including the Karen (Kayin) people of Thailand and Myanmar.

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