How much is that doggie in the window or, in this case, the cage? The pet-shop owners trading at Bogyoke Market know by now that a piteous silent appeal from a puppy behind bars is worth any amount of sales patter.
Fancy a piece of traditional Yangon that’s at the cutting edge of style? You might find what you want from Yangoods, the brand blending Myanmar heritage tradition with the modernity of the 21st century, which was launched on June 9.
A world of possibilities has just dawned for some lucky kids in Yangon. The imaginations of countless little ones have been given a collective boost, following the launch of a new toy library in Dala township. A group of women from the Yangon Newcomers Group established what could well be Yangon’s first toy library on June 8 at Sunshine Kindergarten – located across the Yangon River.
Young movie-makers could win a staggering US$10,000 in a contest being organised to identify rising film directors. The Myanmar Motion Picture Organisation, Sky Net media and Monnect Group are jointly staging the Myanmar Youth Micro Film contest for the first time, with total prize money amounting to $21,000.
Inside the newly opened Meditation Museum, exhibits refer to the pursuit of “God”, the “Supreme Soul” and often “The One”. A constant visual theme is orangeish-reddish light emanating from a vague, otherworldly source. The message is clear: Meditation is about connecting with the divine.
Perhaps without meaning to, it was Hero’s father who inspired her to be a rock star. The way he smashed her guitar to pieces, in probably unconscious imitation of a 1970s-era British rock icon, helped her see the light that has guided her ever since.