Saturday, January 21, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mingalabar Festival dazzles Yangon

This weekend, the word “mingalabar” was on everyone’s lips as the Mingalabar Festival descended on Yangon. From 8-metre-high puppets to dancing cranes and spinning BMX riders, the festival was hard to miss.

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808 Music Festival hits Yangon

Winter's here, and there’s a big blast coming: 808 Festival is bearing down on Yangon.

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Breaking the silence on suicide

Several years have passed since 22-year-old Sakura* tried to take her own life – but only recently has she been able to talk about it. Early warning signs for suicide can be notoriously hard to spot. And in Myanmar it’s especially difficult.

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Dancing up a storm

Weekend reporter Nandar Aung busts a groove with break dancer Jimmy Ko Ko ahead of his performance at the Mingalabar Festival.

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Myanmar director takes his film to Luang Prabang

The sleepy, UNESCO-heralded town of Luang Prabang will once again be transformed into a grand screening arena for Southeast Asia’s most captivating independent films on December 2, when the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) launches its 7th annual film festival.

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Novice photographers capture the city as they see it

Take a second look at Yangon. This time, see it through the eyes, or the lens, of a budding professional photographer.Our Yangon exhibition is being organised by Don Wright, artist and owner of art gallery Wired on 39. Six novice photographers will showcase their 26 photos in the exhibition.

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Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard fail to find Blitz spirit in ‘Allied’

Robert Zemeckis lacks his usual fizz in this tourist visit to a heritage-wartime past, in which Pitt and Cotillard look and act like strangers.

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Cramped and damp, Yangon’s new night market disappoints

Separated from traffic by highlighter-yellow concrete blocks, the Yangon City Development Committee’s newly opened night market on Strand Road is, in a word, cramped.

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Film training puts the spotlight on LGBT issues

Last week’s free screening of the Yangon Film School’s latest creations wrapped up a whirlwind film festival season – but already, more festivals are under way.

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Women-only art exhibit heads to Yangon Gallery

For the second year in a row, Yangon Gallery will host an all-women exhibition starting on December 2 in order to spotlight an often-overlooked portion of the Myanmar artist scene.

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