Yangon’s favourite indie band gets a rocky start as they attempt to crowd-fund travel to the world’s largest music festival.
While visiting Yangon on January 25, 2012, Asif Ali Zardari, the president of Pakistan, insisted on visiting a very special monument, where he laid a floral wreath: the mausoleum of Bahadur Shah Zafar, commonly called Zafar (“Victory”), the last Mughal Emperor of India, who ruled from 1837-1857. The president also gave a US$50,000 cheque to the mausoleum’s caretaker.
Laneway Festival has begun to mimic the creative culture of its adopted hometown: friendly but hesitant, showy but sincere, and balanced precariously on the thin line between properly enthusiastic and nervously overeager.
New parents are typically interested in understanding how and when to introduce new foods when babies start eating, writes Dr Christoph Gelsdorf.
The Yangon Photo Festival can be called the oldest international festival in Myanmar. This month marks the sixth edition of the festival, which started in 2009. This year the main theme is “Metta: The Path to Peace”.