The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 01 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Dengue infections soar

The Ministry of Health has announced that clinics and hospitals in the country have reported more dengue infections this year than all of 2012.

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The people I met at the Puk - Book Review

Strip away the butchered Burmese and the sometimes shallow “lessons learned,” and first-time author Jonathan Nichols’ Puk Time is a funny, well-timed cautionary tale about doing business – or trying to – in Myanmar.

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Street life captured through the lens

In 2012, architect and film set designer Kim Buddee travelled to Myanmar, and was “blown away” by what he saw in Yangon’s colonial architecture.


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Myanmar music set to go online

Myanmar music is going international – and online. Music lovers everywhere will be able to download songs and albums with just a click of their fingers in July.

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Youth of Yangon embrace faith

The Interfaith Youth Tour on June 30 aims to bridge religious divides among youth.



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New show brings old myth to (modern) life

Filming began last month on a Myanmar-language television mini-series titled Gadawin Ahla Myanmar Rama [the literal English translation being The Classical Beauty of Rama].


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Family talents on stage commemorate 80 years of Shwe Man Tha Bin

A celebration to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of the career of the late traditional dancer, U Shwe Man Tin Maung, will be held from August 9 to 10 at the National Theatre in Yangon.


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Magic for the ages

When his dreams of becoming a doctor went up in a puff of smoke, he had to pull another rabbit out of the hat.



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Myanmar wins gold at International Cultural Festival in Turkey

The Golden Land’s struck gold this week. The Myanmar booth at the International Cultural Festival in Izmir, Turkey was awarded top prize.

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June 27 as Music Day

The Myanmar Music Association has chosen June 27 as its pick for a national day to celebrate music in Myanmar.

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