The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Royal finery awaits restoration

The ceremonial attire of the last king of what was then Burma, Thibaw, and his spouse Queen Supayalat, is in need of repair.

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Exhibition to show off traditional textiles

The excellence of traditional textile techniques will be celebrated in an exhibition from December 13 to 19 at the River Ayeyarwady gallery in Kyauktada township, Yangon.

 

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Chan Aye’s artwork shown in Paris

This week, sculptor Chan Aye will become the first Myanmar artist to showcase an installation at the Palaise de Tokyo modern art gallery in Paris.

 

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Shaping young minds in Shwebo

U Than Htun, a popular historian and mentor to hundreds of impoverished youths, chats with The Myanmar Times about his life and work.

 

 

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LGBT pageant in YGN

Yangon's LGBT community was out in full force last week for the third annual ‘Miss Red Ribbon’ event, a transgender beauty pageant aimed at raising money and awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Living well in Myanmar: Ask your doctor not to give you medicine

The global medical community struggles with the unnecessary prescription of antibiotics writes Dr Christoph Gelsdorf, who says this topic will be on the table as the General Practitioners Society of the Myanmar Medical Association hosts its annual scientific conference.

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All stitched up

For 40 years, self-taught taxidermist U Baw Than has preserved the bodies of animals that have died at the Yangon Zoo.

 

 

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Sleepless in Suvarnabhumi

A Myanmar journalist on her way to Germany finds herself terminally frustrated by the unhelpful attitudes of airline representatives in Bangkok.

 

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Myanmar hosts ASEAN Disabled Art Festival

The Myanmar Disabled Organisation will host the ASEAN Disabled Art Festival in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw from December 3 to 7.

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Scam city: A traveller’s travails in pickpocket haven Barcelona

Visiting a foreign country can be fun, exciting and rewarding, but it can also put travellers in a position where they are vulnerable to being cheated by dishonest locals.

 

 

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