Saturday, May 28, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Art flourishes in Hmawbi school

Hmawbi, a township northwest of Yangon city, comprises both a small village and the Myaung Dagar industrial zone, Yangon’s steel factory centre.

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Port Autonomy to close doors, switch venues

Both Port Autonomy, and its neighbour, La Carovana, are to close down on April 10, in what is another major reshuffle of Pun + Projects’ ventures.

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Academy Awards wrap up ceremony

Lights, camera and all the expected action went down April 3 at the 2014-15 Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards ceremony, with 18 awards being delivered to the country’s top performers.

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Will the traditional Salone spirit-worshipping festival gradually disappear?

The offerings are enticing: fish crackers, chocolate and a bowl of whiskey mixed with turtle blood. And the songs the women sing, in the dying tongue of the Salone, are meant to persuade the spirits to continue to extend their protection to the dwindling band of the faithful.

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A new day for Hla Day

Recent troubles surrounding the popular Yangon social enterprise Pomelo seemed long forgotten as the founders launched a new organisation on April 2.

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From well-read writer to minister

Few may know that the incoming Minister for Information U Pe Myint – best known as a short-story writer and translator of self-help books and novels – started his professional career as a medical doctor. The new minister speaks with The Myanmar Times about his professional histories, and the challenges that lie ahead.

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Veteran designer better now than ever

Thwin Su Htwe, despite her decade of experience, will have her very first solo show Splendour in the Grass on April 2. Ahead of the opening, Myanmar Times correspondent Myo Satt asked her to take a look back on her journey as a designer.

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Refresh your face – and your lunch

Now that you’ve fallen asleep and woken up with Steve’s body bars, he’s back this week to share his recipe for a nutrient-dense facial that doubles as a healthy snack.

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My life with puppies

Regular readers of this space might recall that I married my husband just three months ago. I made it clear that I was not ready for a baby: I am not gearing up for caring, feeding, supporting and raising a child, since we have better things to be saving our money for – namely, our own apartment. But then Fate had other things in mind...

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Volunteer teachers extend their reach

It is no secret that the educational system in Myanmar will need drastic institutional changes as the fast-growing country barrels ahead. In order to better prepare young students for the modern workforce, Aung San Suu Kyi has made education one of her top priorities as the new government takes over.

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