Monday, February 08, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Bridal fashions sparkle on the runway

You can keep your chartreuses, your oxbloods and your taupes. When I’m buying a dress, give me primary colours any day. They made that rainbow for a reason.

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Artists donate prophetic paintings

Do these nightmare scenes represent the shape of things to come? Two young artists are painting the dreams of King Kawthala and their interpretations, to be exhibited in a Yangon monastery compound.

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Human Rights Human Dignity film fest calls for submissions

Original films on human rights could win a US$1000 prize at the fourth Human Rights Human Dignity international film festival. Festival organisers have invited competition entries from both local and international film-makers by 8 April.

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Lucky locals experience Ballons over Bagan

She stared at me, the smiling white-skinned alien who had crash-landed into her world. I stared back, at the epitome of the Myanmar citizens who likely never get a chance to ride a hot air balloon over the ancient temples of Bagan.

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At home with history

Yangon has a new museum dedicated to U Thant, the schoolteacher from a small Ayeyarwady Region town called Pantanaw who grew up to become the third secretary general of the United Nations.

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Doodle artist Aung Khant Kyaw

Just about everyone resorts to doodling at one time or another, especially when talking on the phone or while trapped in one of those interminable meetings at work.

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Sixty-six hours in Kyoto


Ask most Japanese people what their favourite in-country destination is, and chances are they will tell you Kyoto.

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Silk artist shows first solo exhibition

After years of experimenting with various mediums, artist Zaw Tun finally found one that is smooth as silk – silk. A collection of his colourful works will be on display in what will be his first silk-only solo exhibition, titled “Silk Paintings by Artist Zaw Tun (Pyin Oo Lwin)” at Yangon Gallery from February 13 to 16.

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DJs mix it up at Yangon and Mandalay smackdowns

DJS across the country have been honing their mad mixing skillz in anticipation of the 2016 Myanmar DJ Championships. The preliminary rounds will be held at Hatrick Inya Sports Bar in Yangon January 8 and 16, and at Ace Bar in Mandalay on January 15, with the finals returning to Hatrick Inya on January 22.

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Second LGBT film festival proudly back on

The second &PROUD LGBT film festival, postponed two months because of last November’s election, will take place from January 28 to 31. The venue is the French Institute.

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