The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 29 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Calling all dreamers

Myanmar is set to get another girl band. Rize Entertainment plans to launch a 100-member group to promote across Asia, said Moe The Cho, manager of the Japan-Myanmar company.

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Living well in Myanmar: Keep fit to reduce cancer risk

The most recent edition of Living Well in Myanmar offered five guiding lifestyle principles for avoiding a heart attack. By eating well, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking and drinking alcohol in moderation, you can greatly reduce your chance of running into heart troubles. But can those behaviours also help with other areas of your health?

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In Mandalay, offshoot of popular Yangon pub offers casual diners a step up from the beer station

Ginki Kids has been a fixture on the Yangon bar scene for more than 15 years.

 

 

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Favourite haunts

Douglas Long takes a look at some spooky local lore, and instances of hauntings – some of which are a little close to home.

 

 

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Curtain goes up at renovated cinema

The old two-storey Mya Yanadar Cinema in Thaketa township had been shuttered since the 80s, but is enjoying a new lease on life after renovations.

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No black No white No red

Exhibition of banned art inquires into the prejudices of past Myanmar regimes

 

 

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Artist on the cutting edge

When others went overseas to buy fashion accessories, I preferred to shop for knives, paper and glue,” said Zon Ei Phyu, 28, while using a fine, rounded knife to put the finishing touches on a bridal gown made of yellow paper. It was an invitation card made for her best friend’s wedding.

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Fit for an empire

Amaury Lorin on the past and future of Yangon's crumbling but imposing colonial gem, the Secretariat.

 

 

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In the Spotlight...with famed British film producer David Puttnam

House of Lords member David Puttnam visited Yangon on October 9 and 10 in his capacity as trade envoy for the United Kingdom. He is most well known to the public as the independent producer of numerous award-winning films, including Midnight Express (1978), Chariots of Fire (1981) and The Killing Fields (1984).

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City to host first LGBT film festival

The first LGBT film festival in Myanmar, called &Proud, will be held November 14 to 16 in Yangon to coincide with the international Transgender Day of Remembrance and World Human Rights Day.

 

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