The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Ngapali: an idyllic getaway, but at what cost?

For every hotel that sits in prime position among the palm trees, overlooking the white sands and aquamarine Bay of Bengal, there is more than likely a sad story of villagers being removed from their land – and it continues to happen.

 

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Blonde ambition: redux

Intrepid reporter Fiona McGregor puts her tresses on the line once more in search of Yangon's best dye job.

 

 

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Pressing questions

The Myanmar Times speaks with The Maw Naing, director of the feature film The Monk.

 

 

 

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Gas pipeline activists arm villagers with cameras, training

The photographs depict scenes of spoiled landscapes and the hard life of the local people whose livelihood has been interrupted by the Myanmar-China natural gas pipeline.

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Artist to ‘cure’ ailing Ayeyarwady in new performance

Suu Myint Thein announced last week he will present a new performance art piece called “Ayeyarwady Cancer Therapy” to draw attention to the ways people disrespect the river.

 

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L'histoire spéculative de France en Birmanie

From time to time you might hear a French person obsessed by France’s colonial history assert – with an edge of bitter, nostalgic regret – that Myanmar was very nearly a French colony rather than a British one.

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Hard knock life: exhibition draws on hardship

The new show at TS1 art gallery reflects on the new Myanmar through the lens of old struggles.

 

 

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Pressing questions with Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi

The founder of the Human Rights, Human Dignity film fest discusses his work and inspiration ahead of this year’s program.

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The monk who turned himself to stone

On the trail of a Buddhist legend from Mandalay to Shwebo

 

 

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Living well in Myanmar: The flu shot: Knowing when and why to get it

In most countries doctors face the challenge of convincing patients to get vaccinated against the flu. In Myanmar we face the additional challenge of determining the right time of year to offer the flu vaccine.

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