Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Artist makes nostalgia the theme of new exhibit

Moe Satt is turning 33 years old today but his latest artwork is a celebration of his childhood.

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Yangon upgrades its movie game

Finally, in Yangon, you can get the sound experience you used to have to go overseas for. Dolby Atmos is here.

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Rice salad for K800? Za Lone causes a stir

Feel Restaurant group is taking their winning recipes to a new pop-up location called Za Lone, where a combination of tasty food and unbeatable prices has quickly made it one of the best new local restaurants in town.

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POKEMON GO not coming to Myanmar

According to the app’s official Facebook page, Southeast Asia’s largest country by landmass – which could be teeming with Pokemon – is one of six countries excluded from the global phenomenon.

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Karen grace Rio mural

Perched atop a cherry picker truck several stories high, Brazilian graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra sprays puffs of paint on a sprawling mural in the colours of the Olympic rings. The mural depicts five indigenous faces representing the continents of the world, including the Karen (Kayin) people of Thailand and Myanmar.

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Idol Acoustica: ‘a fresh pitch of pain’

You know the songs. Or you thought you did. But now you have the chance to hear them all over again, but with a twist: each of the 11 songs that won the first season of Myanmar Idol appear on the Idol Acoustica album. But each of the 11 finalists is performing someone else’s hit.

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Take a rare peak inside Yangon’s most secretive landmark

The Secretariat building casts an almost ghostly shadow over the Yangon cityscape: Closed to visitors, few go in or out of its locked gates. But on July 19, the 69th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, visitors will be given a rare opportunity to explore the historic site, where Myanmar’s founding father and independence leader, Bogyoke Aung San, was assassinated in 1947.

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Now You See Me 2: too long, too complicated, no magic

Magic is great in real life, but in a made-up world it becomes strangely pointless, because the entire artifice of fiction in the movies is itself a magic trick, and the challenge of a magician’s illusion is nullified from the outset.

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Who’s who in the Yangon expat zoo?

Twenty years ago, expatriate society in Yangon was a byword for the six or seven Westerners who muttered darkly to each other in the Traders Hotel bar each and every evening. Now the country has opened up, Special Branch can no longer count on two hands the number of foreigners who need their phones tapped, and all sorts of weird and wonderful critters have come out of the global woodwork to make the city their home. Here are five of them:

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Buying a new mobile phone? Read this first

Six years ago, buying a SIM card in Myanmar could cost you up to US$1500. But since foreign corporations entered Myanmar’s telecommunication market in 2011, you can now pick up a SIM for as little as K1500 kyat ($1.50).

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