The Myanmar Times
Friday, 28 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Tiny houses still have room for what matters

For most people, the choice to live in a small space is all about location, the chance to live on a busy city block in the centre of the action. But for others, it’s about the freedom of living light.

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How to swap games consoles for books – and get kids reading

My son, Jacob, is 17 now. He’s at college and when his increasingly hectic social life permits, he reads novels.

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Stranger than fiction

As hobbyists go, they are apt to stand out in a crowd more prominently than, say, numismatists, toxophilists, topiarists or philatelists. Unlike, say, train-spotters or people who like growing huge vegetable marrows, they are apt to wear capes, carry facsimiles of deadly weapons, and have hair and eyes in colours that no human being would have.

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Game of Drones

The abandoned lot in Thilawa special economic zone, crosscut by long stretches of pavement and bordered by a sprinkling of low houses, looks like an airfield in miniature. A small group of men and women has converged on this lonely, overgrown spot on the outskirts of Yangon to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – an activity neither fully allowed nor forbidden in Myanmar.

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From Pansodan to Pansuriya:

In a characteristic blend of old and new, U Aung Soe Min’s latest gallery presents hundreds of photos: vintage, modern, personal, documentary and artistic. The space, Pansuriya, at 100 Bogalayzay Street in Yangon, is open to the public, but not yet officially inaugurated.

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Discover the secrets of style

Calling all aspiring fashionistas: Now’s your chance for a foothold in the industry. The Style Secrets Designer Competition has been announced and you do not want to miss it.

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Children on the move

Disturbing findings by an NGO suggest children may be at risk as they move, often unaccompanied, around the country for work or other reasons. United Against Child Trafficking (United ACT) researched the situation of children on the move as part of Destination Unknown, an international campaign to protect children in transit.

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Museums and looted art:

Every  month produces new cases of the “repatriation” of antiquities from American museums to their countries of origin.

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Clucking mad for chicken

It's here. You’ve been waiting for it, we all have. Ever since the news was corporately leaked out that KFC was going to open an outlet in Yangon, we’ve all been, well, just agog really. We still are.

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Dalai Lama urges happiness and peace at Glastonbury

The Dalai Lama made his first appearance at Glastonbury on June 28, spending an hour in the rain addressing festival-goers on how the world could be a happier place.

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