Friday, February 12, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Bicycling in Yangon: exhilarating yet dangerous

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.

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‘Soulmates’ share their love

It’s as classic as love stories come and unlike any you’ve heard before. Lei Lei Aye’s new documentary “Soulmates” opens the &PROUD LGBT Film Festival on January 28.

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Blanket the homeless

The recent cold snap inspired a warming act of kindness by the Pure Donors

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La Carovana’s market rejuvenates Saturday

Socially responsible vendors, alternating themes and kids’ entertainment make a recipe for a brunching good weekend afternoon – or night 

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Laugh, cry &PROUDly dance your way through the weekend

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.

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New documentary calls for justice for disabled rape victim

After advocating for children’s rights in previous films, director U Sein Lyan Tun targets women’s rights in his new documentary about the unpunished rape of a disabled young woman.

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Tun Foundation Literature Awards grants lifetime achievement awards to three writers

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.

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A photo tour through rural Myanmar

For those with an interest in photography, a new tour will soon be available. From February, photographer Ko Maung Maung Kyaw will offer a two-day photography trip into rural Myanmar.

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50 ways to paint the Shwedagon pagoda

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.

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Encounters with a Stranger wraps up gallery display

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.

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