The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Cartoons join commuters on the streets of Yangon

Summertime in downtown Yangon is not the best occasion for strolling the streets and sightseeing. But one visitor from outside the city doesn’t seem to mind, much as he admits to disliking the traffic and the noise, the crowds, the tall buildings and the heat.

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Women speak out against injustice

Women must find their voice and speak out against the discrimination they continue to suffer, participants in an International Women’s Day celebration heard on Sunday. The March 8 event took place at Sein Lan So Pyay Garden, Yangon.

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Sketching out

After a gap of 20 years, artist Soe Win Nyein has returned to drawing – and has found in Yangon a rich source of inspiration.

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Wiki activists help to write Cambodian women’s history

Wikipedia’s Khmer language coverage is patchy at best, and almost non-existent when it comes to profiling the country’s most important women.

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Miss Farmer hopefuls sow their stuff

She will be in no danger of tumbling over her own high heels on the catwalk. And her views on world peace may be on the down-to-earth side.

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New TV show brings Japan to Myanmar’s living rooms

If you’ve ever dreamed of eating sushi on the top of a Tokyo skyscraper, riding the world’s highest roller-coaster, climbing Mount Fuji or bathing in Japan’s famous hot springs, a new series on free channel 5 Plus will tell you everything you need to know before you book those flights.

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Home is where the art is

The shortlisted photographers in the Inside My Home photography competition, hosted by Myanmar Street Photographers and Myanmar Deitta, were announced at the Deitta Gallery in Yangon on March 2.

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Stars come out to raise money for soldiers’ families

The stars are coming out for the Tatmadaw as it battles rebels in Kokang, northern Shan State.

 

 

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Return to glory

The house on Ko Min Ko Chin Road is old, more than 100 years old, but long radiated a kind of shabby grandeur. Behind the elegant classical portico, dust and decay held sway. But now the house’s glory days have returned.

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Suffering in silence

The sign at the entrance to the restaurant reads, “Customers can eat here safely. We do not employ HIV-positive staff.”

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