The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 30 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Honouring the elephants

A trip to Sayabouly, Laos, for the annual Elephant Festival highlights the ongoing challenge to conserve the disappearing giants

 

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Sonny Aung Khin: a pioneer of Myanmar cuisine

The Myanmar Times meets Sonny Aung Khin, owner of Yangon’s renowned Padonmar fine-dining restaurant.

 

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Myanmar gay couple says 'I do'

A Yangon couple is set to mark their 10th anniversary by getting married in front of a gathering of friends and family, in what will be the first public gay marriage in Myanmar.


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Amateur hour: Mandalay's thriving dance community

Meet the women from Mandalay’s Chinese community, who gather at sunrise to rehearse – and sometimes take to the stage for celebrations and ceremonies.

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Late for Nowhere: The downs and ups of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival

The Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Mandalay produced its share of controversy, writes Douglas Long.

 

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What medicine does(n’t) know about thanaka

Our resident medical expert Dr Christoph Gelsdorf tackles thanaka, and finds there is a dearth of knowledge when it comes to the benefits – and possible health implications – of Myanmar's favoured natural cosmetic.

 

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A vendor’s life

Meet the itinerant vendors who work their way around Myanmar's pagoda festival circuit.

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Ma Thanegi speaks: An interview with one of Myanmar’s leading writers

As one of Myanmar’s best-known authors writing in English, Ma Thanegi is in high demand amongst editors.

 

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Breaking barriers: Chatrium appoints female GM

Yangon’s five-star Chatrium Hotel has appointed its first female, and first Myanmar national, to the role of general manager.

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Talking art: New art education centre prepares for launch

Myanmar Art Resource Center and Archive (MARCA), a bilingual English and Myanmar venue, seeks to bridge the gaps that currently separate artists, researchers and the public.

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