The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 25 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

L'histoire spéculative de France en Birmanie

From time to time you might hear a French person obsessed by France’s colonial history assert – with an edge of bitter, nostalgic regret – that Myanmar was very nearly a French colony rather than a British one.

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Hard knock life: exhibition draws on hardship

The new show at TS1 art gallery reflects on the new Myanmar through the lens of old struggles.

 

 

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Pressing questions with Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi

The founder of the Human Rights, Human Dignity film fest discusses his work and inspiration ahead of this year’s program.

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The monk who turned himself to stone

On the trail of a Buddhist legend from Mandalay to Shwebo

 

 

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Living well in Myanmar: The flu shot: Knowing when and why to get it

In most countries doctors face the challenge of convincing patients to get vaccinated against the flu. In Myanmar we face the additional challenge of determining the right time of year to offer the flu vaccine.

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The river workers

Many people make their living along the banks of the Yangon River. There are the ferry operators, the shipping dock workers, the fishermen. Then there are the divers.

 

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Carving it up: Chefs face off

Local chefs face off for a shot at the big time in a competition where victory's worth US$1000 and some serious credibility in the kitchen.  

 

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Drawing out the artist in you

Multi-media artist and culinary whiz Beena Shah's Yangon classes draw out the best in her students.

 

 

 

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Arts festival to mark World Environment Day

A group of artists, poets and environmentalists hope to promote environmental awareness through art, with a festival in June.

 

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Yangon swag

Meet Shwe Zan Myo Hein (aka SZ), hip hop artist and owner of downtown streetwear stalwart RUN YGN.

 

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