The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Traditional fashion sold in an untraditional way

Myanmar fashion is having a watershed moment.

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Documentary raises new questions about Koh Tao murder, Myanmar migrants

Koh Tao Island has long been an ideal destination for backpackers, avid divers and more increasingly Myanmar migrant workers. Located some 400km away from Bangkok, the small island has earned a reputation of being the best spot for viewing sea turtles, whale sharks and other wildlife.

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Ethnic women leaders break silence on gender discrimination

Although Myanmar’s democratic transition has become synonymous with the country’s leading lady, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar society still has many obstacles to overcome before gender equality is achieved.

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Capturing Myanmar’s ‘essence’

After journeying across 138 countries, Italian photographer Luca Bracali has found himself in Yangon to present his newest photo exhibit, Myanmar: The True Essence.

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Tragedy after tragedy on Myanmar roads

Road accidents in Myanmar have become so common that nowadays only the most brutal ones make headlines.

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Mind the gap: Yangon commuters face dangerous journey

Despite soaring hot season temperatures, Yangon’s Central Station is a hive of activity during rush hour.

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Writing’s on the wall at new art space

Graffiti is now legal in Yangon – at least in one tiny space.

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International art show creates thematic links from east to west

From the inaugural show of German artist Wolfgang Laib at Yangon’s Secretariat building this past January to the international poetry reading at Myanm/art Gallery earlier this month, the city has seen an increasing emphasis on global arts exchange.

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Stamping out the competition

Myanmar visual artist Zwe Yan Naing came out on top on April 30th as the winner of the 2017 International Artist Grande Competition at the Art Revolution Taipei (A.R.T) exhibit in Taiwan.

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Memorial library to celebrate poet, activist Min Thu Wun

In his lifetime poet and writer Min Thu Wun not only penned 400 poems and children’s songs but also was one of the earliest members of the National League of Democracy (NLD), making him one of the country’s most celebrated writers and democracy advocates.

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