The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

From Pansodan to Pansuriya:

In a characteristic blend of old and new, U Aung Soe Min’s latest gallery presents hundreds of photos: vintage, modern, personal, documentary and artistic. The space, Pansuriya, at 100 Bogalayzay Street in Yangon, is open to the public, but not yet officially inaugurated.

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Discover the secrets of style

Calling all aspiring fashionistas: Now’s your chance for a foothold in the industry. The Style Secrets Designer Competition has been announced and you do not want to miss it.

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Children on the move

Disturbing findings by an NGO suggest children may be at risk as they move, often unaccompanied, around the country for work or other reasons. United Against Child Trafficking (United ACT) researched the situation of children on the move as part of Destination Unknown, an international campaign to protect children in transit.

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Museums and looted art:

Every  month produces new cases of the “repatriation” of antiquities from American museums to their countries of origin.

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Clucking mad for chicken

It's here. You’ve been waiting for it, we all have. Ever since the news was corporately leaked out that KFC was going to open an outlet in Yangon, we’ve all been, well, just agog really. We still are.

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Dalai Lama urges happiness and peace at Glastonbury

The Dalai Lama made his first appearance at Glastonbury on June 28, spending an hour in the rain addressing festival-goers on how the world could be a happier place.

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Fatal traffic

The patient was dying. All he wanted was to spend his last day on earth in his own bed, at home. The hospital called the ambulance, but it took so long to fight through the congested streets of Yangon that the patient died before the ambulance arrived.

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Miss Myanmar 2015 rolls out the red carpet to applicants

Would-be beauty queens are being invited to compete in this year’s Miss Myanmar International competition. The event will take place at the National Theatre, Myoma Kyaung Road, Dagon township, on August 30.

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Rolling stones

At dawn they are already covered in sweat from lugging the baskets of pebbles over the wooden ramp from the ship to the bank of the Bago River in Dagon Seikkan township.

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Man Asian literary prize winner apologises after plagiarism row

Shin Kyung-sook, an internationally renowned South Korean novelist who won the US$30,000 Man Asian literary prize four years ago, has apologised to her readers and admitted that “everything is my fault” after being accused of plagiarism.

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