Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

WrApp-up: Three of our favourites

A run-down of some of our favourite new mobile apps. This week, Naing Lin Tun focuses on apps to up your music game.

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Facebook funny-men

Having fun with social media A-listers Kelvin and Yell.

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BRT FAQ

Expert commuter Myo Satt takes a firsthand look at Yangon’s newest form of public transport, the Bus Rapid Transit system.

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Best wheel forward: An amputee inspires through cycling

When the doctor asked him if he could go ahead and amputate his left leg after an accident, Hein Zaw thought about it. He thought of Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee runner, and Natalia Partyka, a table tennis player who lacks her right hand. He signed the consent form.

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Dredging up the muck

Someone has to do it. U Thaung Wai and his team like to think of theirs as a clean and wholesome profession, one which promotes public health, contributes to hygiene, prevents flooding, accumulates merit and, yes, deserves respect. They clean drains.

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NLD education program looks for help

On a rainy Tuesday afternoon in Kyeemyindaing township of downtown Yangon, a classroom of students is singing “Summer Holiday”.

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Yangon enters the taxi app game

Watch out cab drivers – the days of physically hailing a taxi may be dwindling thanks to the arrival of OwayRide, Yangon’s first mobile phone taxi app.

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‘Vein’ wins two awards at film fest

Vein, a tale of poverty and corruption amid stunning natural wealth, was awarded the prestigious Aung San Suu Kyi and Hantharwady U Win Tin awards at the close of the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival 2016.

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Yangon's first European food bonanza

A collection of popular restaurants are gathering to provide a Europe-themed gastro-festival, the profits from which will all go to the Myitar Yaung Chi orphanage – which translates to “ray of love” in English.

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Getting inked for human rights

It's about promoting human rights, one letter at a time.

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