Sunday, May 01, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Popular social enterprise makes a comeback as Hla Day

Hla Day – a play on the Myanmar phrase for “beautiful” – is hosting the party as a fundraising event to help this new social enterprise rise from the ashes with support from the community.

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The love givers of Hlaing Tharyar

They sing, dance, play and laugh, creating around themselves an island of joy, however temporary and precarious. The children at the Aye Myitta Welfare Centre in Ingyinn Street, in Hlaing Tharyar township’s ward 11, are enjoying the funfair organised for them by the Newcomers’ Group.

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Special effects school aims to mould film industry

Online comments range from “Oh, it’s scary and disgusting” to “Could it have been made by a Myanmar artist?” to “Where can I learn to do this?”. The Linkadipa special effects make-up group, established this month by artist Aung Kyaw Htun, is turning heads while fitting bald caps on others.

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Abandoned cats find new home

Shrines and monasteries within the precincts of Yangon’s Tayarshittaung Pagoda have become a home for cats that have been left at the entrance.

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Photographer shows women marked for life

For much of the world, facial tattoos can be controversial. German photographer Jens-Uwe Parkitny found himself especially drawn to the mystical facial tattoos of the Chin women and dedicated his career to documenting the art. 

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Designer shows splendour of fashion industry experience

Like a good pair of denim jeans, some things in fashion just get better as time goes on. Now with one decade of experience under her stylish belt, fashion designer Thwin Su Htwe is preparing her very first solo fashion show for April 2.

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The ‘mature’ Blind Tiger has a new hunting ground

After spending five months lurking in the undergrowth The Blind Tiger emerged from the jungle at a new downtown location. Its exile has resulted in a leaner, more modern and “more mature” speakeasy-style bar that maintains all of its best characteristics whilst offering some new delights.

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Thailand museum disarms Myanmar stereotypes

Two zones with activities, information, performances and workshops encourage understanding between Thai and Myanmar people.

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Poets look forward to new government

The Myanmar Poets Union celebrated World Poem Day with a packed program at Goethe Institute in Yangon on March 21.

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Relax with a homemade body bar before bed

Steve Pegelow, our guest health expert with a penchant for making his own beauty products, is back this week to share his recipe for a body bar ideal for relaxing after a long day in the summer heat.

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