The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 20 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Golden Valley trishaw driver shatters gender stereotypes

Trishaw drivers are a common spectacle in many areas of Yangon, but anyone passing through Golden Valley might be surprised by an unusual sight: a trishaw powered not by a man, but by a middle-aged woman.

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Holocaust ceremony educates Yangonites

International Holocaust Commemoration Day 2013 was marked with a ceremony at Yangon University’s Diamond Jubilee Hall on January 28, organised by the Israeli embassy in Yangon.


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Tin Zar Maw in concert

Singer Tin Zar Maw will hold a concert at the National Theatre in Yangon on February 9, featuring more than 30 duet songs with surprise guests.

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A shining star with crutches and guitar

Milla Hniang, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter and polio survivor from Myanmar, has recently released her first country music album, titled Gone, in the United States. The album is now available on iTunes and Amazon.

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Lending brain power to the enjoyment of wine and fancy food

Where once there were few, now there are, well, a few more. I’m referring here to wine-tasting dinners in Yangon, which lately have been occurring with increasing frequency at various venues around town.

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‘Risk Only Money’ translation launched

The Myanmar-language version of American businessman Jack DeBoer’s 2011 book Risk Only Money was launched at Park Royal Hotel on January 29, translated from the original English by Wint Pyone Myint.

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National orchestra seeks wider audience

The National Symphony Orchestra of Myanmar was founded in 2001, but the group has faced an uphill battle attracting a wide audience with its repertoire of Western classical music.


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Local model nabs top prize in S Korea

Myanmar model Htun Ko Ko nabbed the grand prize at the Asia New Star Model contest, organised by the Korea Model Association and held in Seoul, South Korea, on January 14.

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Taw Win Centre to host Hello Democracy Filmfest

The Mingalabar Democracy Film Festival will be held at Taw Win Centre in Yangon from January 29 to 31.

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Film tells story of young student shot dead in 1988

Several local authors have written books detailing their experiences during the 1988 protests in Myanmar, or about time spent in jail resulting from their participation in the pro-democracy movement.



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