The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

A vendor’s life

Meet the itinerant vendors who work their way around Myanmar's pagoda festival circuit.

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Ma Thanegi speaks: An interview with one of Myanmar’s leading writers

As one of Myanmar’s best-known authors writing in English, Ma Thanegi is in high demand amongst editors.

 

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Breaking barriers: Chatrium appoints female GM

Yangon’s five-star Chatrium Hotel has appointed its first female, and first Myanmar national, to the role of general manager.

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Talking art: New art education centre prepares for launch

Myanmar Art Resource Center and Archive (MARCA), a bilingual English and Myanmar venue, seeks to bridge the gaps that currently separate artists, researchers and the public.

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Border crossings

An ongoing musical and cultural collaboration between European and Myanmar musicians brings out the best of both worlds.

 

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It's a long way to Texas: help Side Effect play SXSW

Yangon’s favourite indie band gets a rocky start as they attempt to crowd-fund travel to the world’s largest music festival.

 

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Valentine's Day in Mandalay

The ancient capital bustled with small roadside gift-shops selling flowers, gifts, toys and teddy bears to passing motorists, pedestrians and motorcyclists, to the beat of loud disco music.

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Another voice of hope

A history of democracy, post-independence and life under military rule in Myanmar, from the perspective of writer Wendy Law-Yone and her journalist father.

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Grave secrets of Yangon’s imperial tomb

While visiting Yangon on January 25, 2012, Asif Ali Zardari, the president of Pakistan, insisted on visiting a very special monument, where he laid a floral wreath: the mausoleum of Bahadur Shah Zafar, commonly called Zafar (“Victory”), the last Mughal Emperor of India, who ruled from 1837-1857. The president also gave a US$50,000 cheque to the mausoleum’s caretaker.

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Polite revelry at Laneway Festival in Singapore

Laneway Festival has begun to mimic the creative culture of its adopted hometown: friendly but hesitant, showy but sincere, and balanced precariously on the thin line between properly enthusiastic and nervously overeager.

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