The Myanmar Times
Monday, 27 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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‘Birdman’ soars to Oscars glory

Birdman – a showbiz satire about the dark side of fame – soared to Oscars glory on February 22, taking four Academy Awards including the coveted best picture prize on Hollywood’s biggest night.

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A history of Buddhism in colonial Burma

Most academic research fails to attract much attention beyond a narrow circle of devotees, more’s the pity.

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Literary awards seek to keep Myanmar writing

Continuing its efforts to raise literary standards and attract new readers, the Tun Foundation last week held its ninth literary award ceremony at the headquarters of Myanmar Banks Association in Yangon.

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Awards ceremony recognises Myanmar's photography talent

The 7th Yangon Photo Festival came to a close with an awards ceremony at the Institut Francais on February 21, during which prizes were awarded for the best photo essays submitted by Myanmar photographers.

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