The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 01 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Artist paints nostalgic picture of the past

Walone used to devote hours a day to contemplating old photographs, captivated by the tranquil expressions and graceful dress of the subjects. He conceived the idea of creating a series of portraits blending traditional and modern styles.

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Miss Myanmar 2015 fails to impress predecessor with talent

Bold, beautiful, talented: That’s what AirAsia, the organisers of this year’s Miss World Myanmar competition are looking for.

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Selfies against hate

At first glance there is nothing unusual about the group of grinning teenagers jostling for space in front of a mobile phone camera.

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Classic novel to be published uncensored

For the first time, one of Myanmar’s most internationally famous books will appear in Myanmar, uncut.

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A shot at raising the bar in Myanmar drink making contest

The second Myanmar Bartenders Championship will take place at DJ Bar, Inya Lake Hotel, from July 28 to 30.

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Let us eat cake

A throng of bakers wearing tall white chef hats scurry around us, sifting, stirring, piping and dusting. But Fresh Kitchen Catering - which has concocted dessert-likenesses of world heavyweight Seth Rollins, cartoon Spongebob Squarepants, and, to commemorate her 70's birthday, Aung San Suu Kyi - is not your average cake shop.

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Art behind bars

These photographs document art and other objects made by political prisoners in Myanmar between 1988 – the year of the People Power Uprising – and 2012, after Myanmar’s so-called “opening up”.

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Hydroponics at home: DIY

Despite it's notorious association with the raising of legally ambiguous recreational drugs, it turns out that hydroponics - method of growing plants with their roots in a nutrient solution - can be used to grow a plentiful supply of healthy, cheap, organic vegetables in limited space. Who’d have known?

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Need a taxi? There's an app for that

During a recent trip to Bangkok, I exited Suvarnabhumi Airport and made my way to the taxi queue. My brother called me while I stood in line behind thirty or so people. “Don’t wait, just use GrabTaxi,” he said.

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Little Miss Myanmar goes for Princess International 2015

The competition will be fierce, but she’s ready. Foreign travel, singing, dancing, parading, speaking English: It’s tough, but someone has to do it. Shin Thant Phyu Sin is gearing up for the Prince and Princess International 2015 pageant in Singapore on July 24.

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