The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Ko Cho: Yangon’s master luthier

Aung Cho Lwin – or “Guitar Man”, as he is often known – owns and operates a bespoke guitar workshop that he runs out of his Yangon home.

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For a dreamer with a spray can no walls too high or far

Arker Kyaw found 15 minutes of fame when he draw a graffiti portrait of Obama in Yangon. It’s been a longer road getting to represent Myanmar in an international graffiti meet-up

 

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Images from a state of nowhere

Greg Constantine’s eight-year project to photograph Rohingya communities offers a glimpse of the struggle of the stateless.

 

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Guided by spirits: the paintings of Sein Myint

Artist Sein Myint continues to busy himself painting the 37 nat spirits of Myanmar: an ongoing labour of love in a career spanning decades.

 

 

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Hnin Wai speaks

The Myanmar Times speaks with Hnin Wai of the Myanmar Women's Entrepreneur Association, an advocate for women’s rights and business advancement.

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Side Effect rocks SXSW

Yangon band Side Effect have performed at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, one of the world's biggest and most important music festivals.

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Working towards a brighter future

Most young villagers like Su Myat Moe don’t get much chance for higher education, but she’s striving to change that – one weekend at a time.

 

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An hour to change a life

Doctors at a temporary clinic in Rakhine perform repairs on cleft lips, palates and burns, giving parents hope that their children will face the world with a fair chance.

 

 

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Young blood: Myanmar returners make a splash

Returning to Myanmar after 14 years in Thailand, 28-year-old restauranteur Thazin Wah says her homecoming has not been without its challenges.

 

 

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Journey below the surface of the Earth

A visit to Hten San Cave in southern Shan State reveals an array of supernatural beliefs among locals, as well as a violent history that until last year kept the area closed to foreigners

 

 

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