Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Di Ra Mo profiled

Doctor? Lawyer? Banker? Parents might prefer it of their children think along those lines when considering a career. But at least one successful musician begs to differ. Maung Maung Zaw Htet, 41, better known as Di Ra Mo, knew from an early age he would have to pursue his first love: music.

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Designer Mr Jet gets set

If you’ve been paying attention, you will have read about him. Hkaraw Jet Len Awng – who goes by Mr Jet – had his latest outing at the group fashion show One-Ness, which showcased Kachin designers to raise money for Kachin families displaced by fighting.

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Than-lines: Does thanakha work as sunscreen?

A pale man puts it to the test

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Living well in Myanmar: Ensuring your child has received the pneumococcal vaccine

Having worked as a primary-care physician in international clinics in Yangon over the past four years, I am familiar with the uncertainty families face about whether they have completed the appropriate courses of childhood vaccines.

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Yangon’s poisoned streets

The First Buddhist Precept says, “I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.” Will Yangon City Development Committee follow this precept? This author fears not.

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Annual photo festival kicks off

As it opens in the week following International Women’s Day, the 8th Yangon Photo Festival will showcase three works in its “Opportunity and Equality” section. “Myanmar by Myanmar Photographers” will be open from March 12 to 31 at a number of different venues in Yangon.

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What went wrong with Yangon Water Boom

In a word: Everything.

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The Sunset Boat Party returns

Get swept away by the rising tide of electro beats at the Sunset Boat Party on the Royal Irrawaddy Boat this Saturday, March 12.

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Contraception finds a platform – on taxis

To commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, 15 female taxi drivers drove around Yangon offering women free rides in lurid pink and purple taxis.

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Women lead the discussion

The International Women’s Day program “Myanmar: Women in the Lead” was held in Yangon at Chatrium Hotel and included two panel discussions by local female entrepreneurs and feminists on March 8.

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