The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Aung San returns to Kyat notes

The announcement of a new look for Myanmar’s banknotes brings celebration, and prompts some to reflect on other, less  successful currency changes in the past.

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Chin tattoos: a fading tradition

“The gods will show goodness only to the girls with tattoos", says 75-year-old Chin woman Daw Gei Sein.

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Soul standards unplugged

World-renowned group to play free show on November 20

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Hands tell the history

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.

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Su Zy fails to rise above the fray with new album

When pop vocalist Su Zy released her debut album, Ya Tu A Sat Sat (Consecutive Jubilee), in 2007, she quickly shot to fame based on the broad appeal of the CD’s title track.

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The disappearing marionette

The Myanmar puppet show is nothing if not a stickler for tradition, writes Chit Su Wai.

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Cartoonists have the last laugh

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.

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The simple life: Khin Maung Yin

Artist Khin Maung Yin has avoided the public gaze, but made a brief return for his solo show in Yangon this month.

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SEA craft: local artisans feature at gift show

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.

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Lengthy album sells singer Lone Lone short

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.

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