On the banks of the Yangon River, a rusty warehouse that used to stockpile rice and other goods has a new set of doors.
The suspension bridge sways dramatically across a wide, shallow river to the left. To the right, an ornate red gate marks the entrance to Taiwan’s Taroko Gorge National Park – one of the seven natural wonders of Asia.
The flag of Myanmar is soon set to flutter from the world's highest peak thanks to the largesse of tycoon U Tay Za. A team of the country's most experienced mountaineers is setting off this month for a two-month trip to Kathmandu, Nepal, which will be their base for an assault on Mount Everest.
The upcoming production of Volpone, by the 16th-century playwright Ben Jonson, will bring together aspects of traditional Myanmar and Western theatre in a free performance that raises subjects previously taboo under the military regime.
Despite haphazard planning, last-minute fundraising and a slight SNAFU with flight bookings, Yangon indie-rock outfit Side Effect made it to America’s premier music showcase, where they evaded disaster, found their Texas family and lived out a lifelong dream.
Our resident medical expert Dr Christoph Gelsdorf says the solution for dealing with sleep problems doesn't come in the form of a pill.