The Myanmar Times
Friday, 19 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Suu Kyi in Berlin

A look at the art of Victor Landeta, a graffiti artist who specialises in large scale grey portraits of historical figures like Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr – and now Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Fast food’s hidden cost

Nutritionists – and food traditionalists – fear the wholesale transition in this country from mohinga, curry and vegetable dishes to burgers, pizza and fries in recent years is clogging our arteries and piling on the pounds.

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Shwebo celebrates 100th Kahtein festival with music, carnivals and good works

Mandalay bureau chief Stuart Alan Becker on Shwebo's unique Kahtein celebration, which follows the full moon festival of Tazaungdaing.

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Animal behaviour

Environmentalists take on the challenge of educating unruly crowds about respect for wildlife at the zoo and beyond.

 

 

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Seaming tradition with modern flare

I feel a burden when people order clothes as they want and I don’t want to make it,” said Sann Bawk Rar, the 34-year-old owner and designer of Shayi ready-to-wear fashions.

 

 

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New literary festival set for January in Yangon

Literature for Peace, a new international literary festival featuring Nobel-prize-winning authors, will take place January 17-19 at the National Theatre of Yangon, organisers said.

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Calling all dreamers

Myanmar is set to get another girl band. Rize Entertainment plans to launch a 100-member group to promote across Asia, said Moe The Cho, manager of the Japan-Myanmar company.

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Living well in Myanmar: Keep fit to reduce cancer risk

The most recent edition of Living Well in Myanmar offered five guiding lifestyle principles for avoiding a heart attack. By eating well, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking and drinking alcohol in moderation, you can greatly reduce your chance of running into heart troubles. But can those behaviours also help with other areas of your health?

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In Mandalay, offshoot of popular Yangon pub offers casual diners a step up from the beer station

Ginki Kids has been a fixture on the Yangon bar scene for more than 15 years.

 

 

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Favourite haunts

Douglas Long takes a look at some spooky local lore, and instances of hauntings – some of which are a little close to home.

 

 

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