The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 02 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Pet shop buys: Finding a furry friend

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.

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Busy as a bee

Shan State is a hive of new business opportunities following an initiative to introduce modern beekeeping methods, writes the LIFT Fund's Rupin Mahiyaria.

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Where crocodilian legends come to life

Any cultured person of good breeding will be familiar with the story, but I’ll repeat it anyway, for those of you who may not have come across it, if you’re sitting comfortably.

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Local brand fusing traditional and pop art brings the goods

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.

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Toy library teaches honesty, sharing

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.

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Blockbuster prizes for young Myanmar film-makers previewed

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.

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Environmental message not wasted

The secret life of Yangon’s rubbish has been uncovered in a photography competition aimed at promoting environmental awareness in the city

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As meditation explodes, its purpose is debated

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.

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Music festival sets the stage for young talent

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.

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Environmental message not wasted on competition winners

The secret life of Yangon’s rubbish has been uncovered in a photography competition aimed at promoting environmental awareness in the city.

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