Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

How to get to Dawei’s paradise: a step-by-step guide

For a region at the heart of international business plans and controversies, the Dawei peninsula is still relatively unexplored. Accommodations are still limited and transport can be dicey, but that’s part of the thrill: Who said paradise should be easy to reach?

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Life in the fast lane: remote control racing takes off

Cheering, shrieking voices from the audience drown out the background music. It is just past 7pm, and two racecars battle and drift around the track in a race for first place.

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Extending the learning platform of youths

First Myanmar, tomorrow the world.

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Mandalay orphanage struggles to meet rising demand

“Daddy, please carry me,” said the orphan. Others, clustering around a visitor on a recent hot afternoon, clamoured to be played with. There are more than 600 boys and girls without parents at the Yellow Young Generation Charity Organisation’s Yadana Alinyaung Orphanage School in Mandalay. They study in four big rooms, roofed with palm leaves.

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Winners crowned at LGBT photo exhibition opening

The &proud photo competition, aimed at capturing the diversity of Myanmar’s LGBT+ community, concluded on May 7. Though the pictures remain on the walls at Deitta Gallery through May 15, the judges have spoken: Shwe Wutt Hmon won the first place prize, valued at K300,000, for her series Love Means Love.

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Social media project interviews everyday people

A smiling street-side vendor, her hair in a bun, looks at the camera. “Hopefully things will turn out better in the future,” she says. The interview, conducted in Hakha, Chin State, is just one of hundreds conducted by the Facebook page Rangoon Revealed, a social organisation based in Yangon.

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Write your blockbuster at PEN Myanmar

For many years, artists in Myanmar’s film industry have conformed to adapting Asian films rather than producing original and authentic scripts to appeal to international audiences.

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Min Khant launches Vestige line

Most people never want to change their style. But the norm does not apply to Myanmar’s hottest male fashion designer, 23-year-old Min Khant. 

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Strand makeover hopes for ‘contemporary twist’

Yangon's pre-eminent five-star Victorian hotel is to undergo an extensive six-month refurbishment before reopening in November in a bid to rekindle its past splendour.

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Sushi chef brings taste of Japan to Yangon

The door of Edo Zushi, on U Wisara Road in Kamaryut township, swings shut. A bell tinkles, and a waitress clad in a plain, dark kimono silently appears. Behind the sushi counter, sushi chef Win Tun Aung is busy filleting a 22-hour cooked, vividly purple octopus for the day’s customers.

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