The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar Tofu: behind the scenes of a beloved snack

The Myanmar Times followed Khin Htwe and Tun Sein, the wife and husband who own a popular Shan noodle stall, Doe Shan Lay, in Mingalar Taung Nyunt township, to see how they make their chickpea-based tofu. Who knew making tofu kyaw and tofu ngwe was such hard work?

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Goethe Institut exhibit brings targets to life

“War is the chess game politicians play, and we are the pawns.”

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Singer opens royalty lawsuit

Singer Jet Mya Thaung said in a press conference on September 2 that he will sue FM radio stations, singing competitions and the Myanmar Music Association (MMA) for using 15 of his songs for commercial use without his permission.

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Ancient art and history comes alive at Monsoon Literature Festival

Amidst the humidity of rainy season, writers, historians and avid readers gathered for the third annual Monsoon Literature Festival on September 2-4 at Yangon Gallery.

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No size fits all

Three plus-size models dance on stage to Fifth Harmony’s hit song “Worth It” and the crowd goes wild – welcome to the Miss 200lbs Beauty Contest Myanmar.

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Japan Culture House opens in Myanmar

Most foreign culture centres around Yangon are in villas or large houses, with security guards and guest to greet visitors. The Japan Culture House, which opened to the public on August 31, is in a small house in Bahan township, decorated with traditional Japanese tatami mats where guests can nap, recline, read or watch any number of Japanese animations available.

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Game changer: TV show calls time-out on inter-ethnic conflict

As the country emerges from the first civilian-led peace effort in more than 60 years, people around Myanmar are talking about reconciliation. And it's not just this past week's historic Panglong Conference in Nay Pyi Taw that has people talking – there's also a new TV show features a particularly diverse Myanmar football team.

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Letters to the editor: ‘Maybe it is better for you to keep your mouth shut’

In last week’s Comment FOC, Barrie Cadshaw implored foreigners to “keep their mouths shut” about dual-pricing. You had a lot to say about it. Here’s a selection of the responses we received.

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The menstruation taboo

While other Asian countries have introduced “period leave” for female employees, in Myanmar you’d better not mention it.

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Bamboo craft losing its appeal

Everybody feels familiar with bamboo. It tends to be overlooked, or held cheap. But a lack of appreciation, combined with forest depletion and a shortage of quality materials and government support has some worried about the future of bamboo crafts.

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