The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 01 February 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

The spirit of Mardi Gras in Shan State

Travels to remote regions of Myanmar and Cambodia have shed little light on animist beliefs but provided plenty of opportunities to sample the local rice wine, writes Douglas Long

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Shedding light on dark experiences

Ten former female political prisoners have released a book detailing their experiences in detention.

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Gravity-defying feats

Taekwondo black belts rise to the occasion to help develop cultural ties between Korea and Myanmar.

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New project to foster ethnic writing

The British Council in Yangon has kicked off a two-year literary project which will develop and showcase Myanmar’s ethnic minority writers and their communities.

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Calling all shutterbugs in Mandalay

Photographers in Mandalay looking to brush up their skills will be interested to know that next month’s 15-day training course taught by an acclaimed local photographer still has a few spots left.

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Dance revival: two to tango

Latino dancing has added a flair to the live performance scene in Yangon.

 

 

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Outrage: 1988, as it really happened

Jounalist Bertil Lintner discusses the recent publication inside Myanmar of his book Outrage, which details the events of 1988 and was first published in 1989.

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Police take aim at bigger fish over pirated goods

Government attempts to combat media piracy is nothing new in Myanmar, but until recently the focus was on small-time sellers such as street vendors and shops.

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Scholarship program expanded at music school

For the first time Yangon's Gitameik Music School will offer scholarships to students from within the city as well as those outside.

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Striking ’88 painting sold at auction

Bids on a painting auctioned last week to mark the 25th anniversary of the August 8, 1988, uprising started at K8888 – but like the protests themselves, they didn’t stop there.

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