Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

‘Some say I’m still living in 1988’: Artist returns to pick up the pieces

Seeing a pile of old concrete blocks in the street, the rubble from a renovation job, Htein Lin picked them up and carted them off to his studio. In the same spirit, his exhibition Picking up the Pieces: A Show of Installations, which opens today at the Goethe Villa, is a re-evaluation of things that did not quite attract enough attention the first time round.

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Celebrity cribs: R Zarni and One’s renovated mansion

The white three-storey house behind its carpet of green is elegant and welcoming. I was visiting R Zarni, his wife, former model One and their son Phit Phit Tone at home – that is, 58A Kabar Aye Pagoda Road.

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Fashion start-up ‘for women, by women’

They wear their sweaters off the shoulder, but there’s nothing too casual about Jessica Dada and Nida Taylor’s new business.

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Fantastic pots and where to find them

You have almost certainly seen them before: Reddish-brown and big enough for a few gallons of water, the trademark clay pots of Myanmar can be found throughout the country.

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Pokemon still going

As Pokemon Go in Myanmar enters its second week in headlines, the community of players in Yangon has become a force to be reckoned with.

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Like Shan noodles? Try Wa soup

Even down here in Yangon, they say you’re never more than 100 yards from a Shan noodle shop. Or at least, that’s the way it sometimes seems.

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Nat-urally fabulous

In a village outside Mandalay, thousands of faithful are gathering to consult Myanmar’s colourful spirit mediums 

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Female action hero fights back

Director Thiha Kyaw Soe shocked audiences back in the 1990s with his racy action movie Ma Aye Pwint-Myint Myint San-Lan Thone Sal. Now, he’s back with a remake.

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On the road with the women building Myanmar

Female construction workers are commonplace on Myanmar’s building sites. Are they empowered or exploited?

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Peaceful protest

No freedom without peace (and quiet).

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