Bicycling around Yangon is exhilarating. Turns out having to zigzag between cars and buses and people and trishaws, as well as navigate uneven pavements and sudden holes, is really fun: almost too fun. Because bicycling around Yangon is also dangerous.
What's On Pick of the Week: After a minor postponement, the &PROUD LGBT film festival – in conjunction with two FAB dance parties – is on like Donkey Kong this weekend at the French Institute from January 28 to 31.
The Myanmar-language version of historian Thant Myint-U’s 2011 book Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia won the Tun Foundation Literature Award last week. The book was translated into Myanmar from the original English by writer Hein Latt.
Shwedagon Pagoda is a treasure trove of architecture, sculpture and arts that attracts many artists. An art exhibition running in Yangon this week features paintings of Shwedagon Pagoda in a realist and contemporary style drawn from many different angles by 23 artists.
What is Yangon? And what are the specialties of Yangon? 42-year-old Spanish artist Venancio Martin Gonzalez asked these questions as he encountered the strange world of Yangon for the first time, and his answers were displayed in a four-day exhibit, concluded yesterday, at Yangon Gallery in People’s Park.