The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

On the river docks, an old shed becomes an art gallery

On the banks of the Yangon River, a rusty warehouse that used to stockpile rice and other goods has a new set of doors.

 

 

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Discovering a sea-to-sky paradise

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.

 

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Tay Za backs Everest summit attempt

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.

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Straight outta Yangon

The Myanmar Times sits down for a chat with 28-year-old hip-hop star J-Me, who was born and raised in Yangon.

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In the kitchen, former street kids whip up a better life

As well as fine dining, Linkage offers underprivileged youth culinary training and a safe place to grow up.

 

 

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Universal themes: Bringing Asian literature to Western readers

Among the foreign participants at the Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Mandalay were a handful of literary agents and authors interested in bringing the works of Myanmar writers to a broader audience.

 

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Setting the stage

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.

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How I learned to flip a pancake and cook a crocodile

A participant in a culinary arts class during the first South African Food Fair reflects on a day of food, fun and fumbles

 

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Learning to fly: Side Effect takes SXSW by storm

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.

 

 

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Difficulty sleeping? Don’t reach for pills right away

Our resident medical expert Dr Christoph Gelsdorf says the solution for dealing with sleep problems doesn't come in the form of a pill.

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