The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

British Club raises $1200 for Nepal earthquake victims

When Ian Clifford of the British Council found out the Myanmar-based American bluegrass band The Irrawaddy Delta Daredevils were having their last gig at Yangon’s British Club on May 29, he saw a chance to raise money for Nepal earthquake victims.

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Paris set to break hearts with removal of a million 'love locks'

Too much love can be a bad thing: Paris city officials, exasperated with lovers sealing their passion by clipping padlocks all over the city, are set to remove 45 tonnes of the locks next week.

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Green oasis rises in heart of Rio slum

The stench of rotting dog corpses used to waft through Mauro Quintanilha’s Rio slum home. Outside stood a towering mound of detritus of every size and shape.

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2015 K-pop concert Live in Yangon to feature special fan opportunities

They're back. South Korean bands featuring K-pop artists will play at the 2015 K-pop concert Live in Yangon on June 16 at the Myanmar Event Park (MEP), Myaynigone township.

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Three films that rock the narrative boat

MT Weekend brings you a trio of reviews of films from recent years - Captain Phillips, Life of Pi, and Noah - with compelling characters, Biblical themes, and thrilling effects - and all, of course, with watery settings. 

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Memories of the silver screen

Filmgoers will have the chance to re-discover some of the best classic movies from Myanmar and around the world this week at the third Memory International Film Heritage Festival.

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Left out in the rain

Thay  Thay looks fresh and tranquil as she puts on her make-up, ignoring the children running around and shouting. She seems unconcerned, and quite at home.

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Come rain or shine: Monsoon festivals around Asia

The annual monsoon that soaks the countries of South and Southeast Asia inspires hundreds of rain rituals and festivals from the reverent to the downright bizarre.

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Happy when it rains: The joys of monsoon

When there’s nothing better to talk about, people the world over commonly resort to complaining about the weather.

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Monsoon therapies fit for a maharaja and you

When the monsoon makes its first landfall in the southern state of Kerala, everyone from Maharajas to ordinary folk heads south to receive Ayurvedic treatments.

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