Sunday, February 14, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

At home with history

Yangon has a new museum dedicated to U Thant, the schoolteacher from a small Ayeyarwady Region town called Pantanaw who grew up to become the third secretary general of the United Nations.

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Doodle artist Aung Khant Kyaw

Just about everyone resorts to doodling at one time or another, especially when talking on the phone or while trapped in one of those interminable meetings at work.

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Sixty-six hours in Kyoto


Ask most Japanese people what their favourite in-country destination is, and chances are they will tell you Kyoto.

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Silk artist shows first solo exhibition

After years of experimenting with various mediums, artist Zaw Tun finally found one that is smooth as silk – silk. A collection of his colourful works will be on display in what will be his first silk-only solo exhibition, titled “Silk Paintings by Artist Zaw Tun (Pyin Oo Lwin)” at Yangon Gallery from February 13 to 16.

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DJs mix it up at Yangon and Mandalay smackdowns

DJS across the country have been honing their mad mixing skillz in anticipation of the 2016 Myanmar DJ Championships. The preliminary rounds will be held at Hatrick Inya Sports Bar in Yangon January 8 and 16, and at Ace Bar in Mandalay on January 15, with the finals returning to Hatrick Inya on January 22.

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Second LGBT film festival proudly back on

The second &PROUD LGBT film festival, postponed two months because of last November’s election, will take place from January 28 to 31. The venue is the French Institute.

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Looking forward to 2016

With the New Year already in swing, we spent reporter Nyein Ei Ei Htwe to the streets to ask the young people of Yangon to reflect back on 20125 and look ahead at what 2016 may have in store for themselves and their country

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Beauty is in the eye of the seminar-holder

Myanmar skincare techniques are about to get a facelift. Modern tips and tricks to care for the specific needs of Myanmar skin will be presented at the beauty seminar “The Miracle of Beauty Combination” at Chatrium Hotel on January 8.

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Japanese film festival centres on youthful love

The Embassy of Japan in Myanmar will host a Japanese film festival to be held from January 15 to 17 at Nay Pyi Taw cinema hall. The festival will feature five films based on this year’s theme of “Youthful Pure Love Story”.

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A lovely bunch of coconut shells lit up in a row


Don't throw away that coconut shell. It could make a lovely lampshade.

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