It is a uniquely Myanmar solution to a problem that’s been preying on the minds of many of us, I know: What is the best way to use precious or semi-precious stones to match the texture and colour of your fabrics? Designer Latt Latt has found the answer.
Artist Zay Yar Aye is holding his first solo show at the Yangon Gallery from October 9 to 13. The exhibition, titled Scent of Myanmar 2, features about 50 works from the painter’s “Lady”, “Landscape” and “Rhythm” series.
Hyeonseo Lee’s story about growing up in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea would be extraordinary in itself, but her defection to China and her eventual rescue, a decade later, of her immediate family – via a circuitous and dangerous route through China, Laos, Thailand and eventually South Korea – turns the journey into a modern-day epic. The story is a testament to the indefatigable strengths and resilience of this young author.
A survey has shown that people age at vastly different rates. But what about our psychological experience of age? Do you feel the age you are or will you always be a teenager at heart? Weekend reporter Nandar Aung took to the streets to find out.
With lights flashing and sirens blaring, volunteer ambulance driver Myint Hein weaves through traffic-choked Yangon, a lifeline in Myanmar where healthcare was crippled by decades of chronic underfunding during junta rule.
Sweet sounds of harmonious collaboration will emanate from downtown this weekend as German, Thai and Myanmar musicians perform a range of classic orchestral works on October 8 in The Strand Hotel ballroom at 7:30pm.
Hailing from Munich, Germany, the traditionally beer-drenched festival Oktoberfest will be held in Yangon for the fourth time on October 9 and 10 at Inya Lake Hotel. Guests will enjoy free-flow Royal Bavarian beer in the company of special guest Prince Luitpold of Bavaria.
Thousands of curious book-lovers are queuing for more than an hour, ready to board what appears to be a floating Christian missionary bookshop. But the curiosity turns to bemusement when visitors are met with an enthusiastic sales spiel in English only.
Elephants, ever revered for their intelligence and poached for their ivory, received a parade of support at the first Global March for Elephants and Rhinos on October 3 in Kandawgyi Nature Park. The crowd – decorated in elephant face-paintings and T-shirts – gathered on the day before World Animal Day to stand for the rights of the animals that are hunted illegally for their tusks and horns.