The Myanmar Times
Monday, 31 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Long-awaited exhibition reveals the art of suffering

In the past, being in possession of property belonging to political prisoners could have landed you behind bars. Now, a collection of artwork created by artist Htein Lin during his years in confinement as a political prisoner are to go on display in an exhibition at Goethe Villa.

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Sex, knives and videotape

The runway to fame in Myanmar may be paved with glitter and tiaras, but for many the reality is far less wholesome. Fiona MacGregor takes a look at the shadier side of stardom.

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Myanmar wannabes train their way to fame

Yangon is a great big freeway / Put a hundred down and buy a car / In a week, maybe two, they’ll make you a star...

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Myanmar idol sings his dreams true

Aung Htet always had the same answer to the question “What do you want to do when you grow up?” He wanted to be a singer.

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Children of the not-so rich and infamous

Life isn't fun when your parents are in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.

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Myanmar’s celebrity cribs: Sai Sai Kham Leng

Celebrity home-snooping shows MTV Cribs gave viewers a peek into the lavish homes of some of America's most popular stars, revealing solid-gold shower fixtures, pools shaped like musical notes, and 50 Cent's six kitchens. But what secrets are Myanmar's rich and famous hiding in their cribs? We decided to find out, taking an exclusive peek inside the home of well-known hip-hop star Sai Sai Kham Leng.

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Why I try to teach my children that life isn’t all about money

My attitude to teaching children about money is pretty straightforward. I don’t. As I don’t consider everything in family life a “teaching tool”, I simply give my children a bit of pocket money and let them save it or spend it as they see fit. Sometimes I intervene when it’s a stupid choice; sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I top up their pocket money; sometimes I don’t.

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One woman’s journey to marriage on a smuggling boat

Many of Myanmar's Rohingya men have fled their homes. Now, Rohingya women are braving the risk of sexual violence or death on smuggling boats to find a better life.

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Healing hands

As the mother of an unhealthy child, Daw Tin Myat Thu says she does not care about anything except curing her daughter’s pain.

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Looking for luck: Thai buddhists flock to Bo Bo Gyi’s shrine

From all over Thailand they come, with hope in their heart and money in their hand. The pilgrims murmur among themselves in Thai as they queue up, over the bridge near the jetty, waiting their turn to enter the little shrine, and win their heart’s desire.

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