Friday, May 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Twerking my way through Zumba

Get ready to swing your hips, throw your hands in the air and move – intrepid reporter Myo Satt goes undercover at a Zumba class.

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Cool off in the Pyin Oo Lwin waterfalls

Prized since colonial times as a resort of great natural beauty and fine weather, Pyin Oo Lwin is still a great place for a family holiday or for an adventurous single. The mountain city, located 3538 feet above sea level, attracts holidaymakers back year after year.

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Free hugs campaign grapples with controversy

Smiling , active young people stand along the entrance of Junction Mawtin shopping centre, holding “Free Hugs” vinyl signs. Nearby, shoppers and passing pedestrians watch the scene curiously.

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Yangon heritage gets a face-lift

Ronnie and Thida live in an old colonial building on 491-501 Merchant Street.“This was a dangerous building,” he says of his home. “Water always leaked from the roof, so it was difficult living here. Our room was constantly wet. The stairs were very rotten and slippery.”

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Actor returns to film after eight-year ban

Famous actor and philanthropist Kyaw Thu has made a comeback in the detective film Professor Dr Sake Phwar after being forced to take an eight-year break from acting by the former military-led government.

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French contemporary circus wows packed National Theatre

With dizzying spins, breathless acrobatics and enthralling stagecraft, Sans Queue Ni Tete hypnotised a sold-out National Theatre, baffling and amazing in equal measure.

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Land rover: Kiwi drives across Golden Land

Ray Cook, a New Zealand native, outlines his pan-Eurasian road trip casually. “I’ve driven from Singapore to Malaysia to Thailand to Cambodia to Vietnam to Laos and now Myanmar,” he says, ticking most of the region off a mental checklist.

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Myanmar artist featured in NYC gallery

New York City is a long way from Yangon – 8404 miles (13,556 kilometres), to be exact.

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Full Stop takes over Port Autonomy

Good music at good venues with good people. That’s the concept behind Full Stop, a new social organisation that is throwing its second event on May 14 at Port Autonomy.

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Singaporean films coming to Yangon

The Singapore Film Festival is coming to Yangon on May 14, featuring two movies by a collection of illustrious Singaporean directors. 

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