The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Nay Phone Latt speaks

An interview with Myanmar blogger Nay Phone Latt, advocate of free expression and computer literacy who was arrested in January 2008 at the age of 27.

 

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Seeing in shades of grey

Meet Khin Zaw Latt, a young artist of humble origins who just two years ago spent his days painting in a small and austere fourth-floor apartment on Old Yadashe Street.

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Essential commands for colonial Burma

Douglas Long tries to tackle his linguistic deficiency with colonial-era tome Burmese Self-Taught (In Burmese and Roman Characters) with Phonetic Pronunciation by RF St A St John, Hon MA (Oxon).

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An artist for the avant-garde

Artist and teacher Suu Myint Thein hopes he can help his students to be the next visionaries on Myanmar's art scene.

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Honouring the elephants

A trip to Sayabouly, Laos, for the annual Elephant Festival highlights the ongoing challenge to conserve the disappearing giants

 

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Sonny Aung Khin: a pioneer of Myanmar cuisine

The Myanmar Times meets Sonny Aung Khin, owner of Yangon’s renowned Padonmar fine-dining restaurant.

 

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Myanmar gay couple says 'I do'

A Yangon couple is set to mark their 10th anniversary by getting married in front of a gathering of friends and family, in what will be the first public gay marriage in Myanmar.


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Amateur hour: Mandalay's thriving dance community

Meet the women from Mandalay’s Chinese community, who gather at sunrise to rehearse – and sometimes take to the stage for celebrations and ceremonies.

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Late for Nowhere: The downs and ups of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival

The Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Mandalay produced its share of controversy, writes Douglas Long.

 

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What medicine does(n’t) know about thanaka

Our resident medical expert Dr Christoph Gelsdorf tackles thanaka, and finds there is a dearth of knowledge when it comes to the benefits – and possible health implications – of Myanmar's favoured natural cosmetic.

 

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