The Myanmar Times
Monday, 21 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Honouring the oil strikers, for first time in 75 years

A peal of bells tinkled on the Shwedagone Pagoda platform as it was engulfed in a loud patriotic song: “Nagani, the Red Dragon”.

 

 

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Riding to Rangoon: Part 3

Two intrepid travelers take to the open road, motorcycling from Delhi to Yangon.

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Late for Nowhere: Christmas in Kapna

Douglas Long on Christmas in Shan State's Kapna, where Christmas is celebrated with a distinct local animist twist.

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Myanmar art gaining purchase

Myanmar artists are making their mark around Asia and abroad, with galleries predicting a rise in sales and market value.

 

 

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Waiting for Beethoven

Thanks to Yangon-based death metal band Last Day of Beethoven, youth and adults alike are starting to take a shine to heavy metal music.

 

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Moving forward

Local artist Ye Aung Myat pays tribute to the everyday subject of Yangon's ageing transport infrastructure.

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Delhi to Yangon: an overland adventure

The second instalment of a dedicated pair's remarkable journey overland from Delhi to Yangon.

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Living well in Myanmar: Can you spare 8 minutes for exercise?

Doctors and health professionals have known for a long time that regular exercise benefits health in many ways. From heart disease to brain disease to cancer to mental sharpness, people who maintain an exercise regimen over the years live longer and more vigorous lives.

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Unrequited love in Shan State

Traveling to northern Shan State, Douglas Long stumbled upon a tale of love and loss. 

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Traditional pottery fading with the times

The devastation meted out by Cyclone Nargis in 2008 saw many residents of Twante lose their livelihoods, forced to abandon their trade in traditional pottery. But five years on, some still forge ahead.

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