During his stay in England, artist Htein Lin broke his arm and was in plaster for months. As a former political prisoner, it began to dawn on him that plaster is like a political prisoners, as it holds broken bones in place just as the political prisoners hold the system that was bankrupt in place.
The Tazaungdaing festival of November is famous for hot air balloons in the Shan State capital Taunggyi and an all-night robe-weaving event at Shwedagon Pagoda, which sees hundreds of people camping out on the pagoda floor.
Local artisans recently showed off their handmade, Southeast Asian Games-inspired creations at a gift show, commissioned by the government to get the public excited for next month’s festivities.
New singer Lone Lone broke into the local music scene in early October with the release of her debut album, titled Nin Thi Tek Ta Nae (A day you know my feeling), featuring a hefty 18 tracks of soft rock and electro-pop.