The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 03 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Hard lives of China’s ‘left behind’ children

Deep in the Chinese countryside, the lives of Liang Yuxiu and her brother Zhaolu epitomise the cost of decades of breakneck economic growth.Deep in the Chinese countryside, the lives of Liang Yuxiu and her brother Zhaolu epitomise the cost of decades of breakneck economic growth.Deep in the Chinese countryside, the lives of Liang Yuxiu and her brother Zhaolu epitomise the cost of decades of breakneck economic growth.

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Rare reads to get bookworms wriggling

A rare  chance to see rare books is available this week at the New Vision art centre, where hundreds of hard-to-find books will be on display until July 31. The exhibition features 1500 antiquarian works in both Myanmar and English, as well as 47 paintings by 21 great artists.

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Korean DJ sensation to visit Yangon

Popular South Korean mixer, DJ Soda, is to perform in Yangon for the first time on July 31.

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Long-awaited exhibition reveals the art of suffering

In the past, being in possession of property belonging to political prisoners could have landed you behind bars. Now, a collection of artwork created by artist Htein Lin during his years in confinement as a political prisoner are to go on display in an exhibition at Goethe Villa.

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Sex, knives and videotape

The runway to fame in Myanmar may be paved with glitter and tiaras, but for many the reality is far less wholesome. Fiona MacGregor takes a look at the shadier side of stardom.

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Myanmar wannabes train their way to fame

Yangon is a great big freeway / Put a hundred down and buy a car / In a week, maybe two, they’ll make you a star...

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Myanmar idol sings his dreams true

Aung Htet always had the same answer to the question “What do you want to do when you grow up?” He wanted to be a singer.

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Children of the not-so rich and infamous

Life isn't fun when your parents are in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.

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Myanmar’s celebrity cribs: Sai Sai Kham Leng

Celebrity home-snooping shows MTV Cribs gave viewers a peek into the lavish homes of some of America's most popular stars, revealing solid-gold shower fixtures, pools shaped like musical notes, and 50 Cent's six kitchens. But what secrets are Myanmar's rich and famous hiding in their cribs? We decided to find out, taking an exclusive peek inside the home of well-known hip-hop star Sai Sai Kham Leng.

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Why I try to teach my children that life isn’t all about money

My attitude to teaching children about money is pretty straightforward. I don’t. As I don’t consider everything in family life a “teaching tool”, I simply give my children a bit of pocket money and let them save it or spend it as they see fit. Sometimes I intervene when it’s a stupid choice; sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I top up their pocket money; sometimes I don’t.

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