The Myanmar Times
Monday, 22 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Scandal mars Miss Globe competition

Beauty pageant director takes back crown twice ahead of international competition

 

 

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Photo book emphasises nostalgia over relevance

Just when you thought the days of uncritical praise for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi were over, along comes French photographer Christophe Loviny’s hagiographic Aung San Suu Kyi: A Portrait in Words and Pictures.

 

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Remembering Robin Williams

Mandalay bureau chief Stuart Alan Becker pays tribute to Robin Williams.

 

 

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Living Well in Myanmar: The myth of vitamins: More doesn’t necessarily mean better health

For some reason the word “vitamin” is associated with good health. It’s believed around the globe that taking daily vitamins is a beneficial behaviour. People assume that they will be more energetic day-to-day and prevent illness in both the short and long term. In the United States it is estimated that 40 percent of the population takes multivitamin supplements, an industry that generates $28 billion per year.

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Big crowds at Taungbyone Nat Festival

Along the Mandalay-Myitkyina Highway Friday morning, women and children collected banknotes tossed out the windows of passing cars as they fluttered down along the edges of the road.

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With over 10000 listening, 2NE1 brings big K-pop sound

A hard day’s night was falling amid constant drizzle. Myaynigone was jammed with traffic, fans and ticket touts waiting since the morning for the 7pm event. It was South Korean girl group 2NE1’s debut performance in Myanmar.

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General Aung San biopic soldiers on

Maung Myo Min, Wyne and Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi were chosen last week to co-direct a biographical film about the life of Bogyoke Aung San, a project that is already months behind schedule due to problems with finances and disagreements over the script.

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Buying local cosmetics an ordeal, say shoppers

Can you buy cosmetics in Myanmar that really match your skin type and your taste? It’s just a ridiculous fantasy, says Ma Kalyar Moe, a handicraft designer who has a list of bad experiences to relate.

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Homecoming: a returner’s guide to Yangon

Downtown Yangon: where this beautiful, frenetic and often-misunderstood city was born, and where its heart and soul remain.

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Inside out Artist finds hope in a bottle

When people see the decorative bottles, most do a double-take and wonder how the artist managed to get the paint inside at all, let alone execute a level of detail that sees the forms of people, animals and landscapes take shape.

 

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