Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Burmese Python auctions dinner date for charity

The auction centre on Nawaday Street has seen many high-priced goods items pass through its doors. A portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi once fetched upwards of $15,000, while a Kachin dress sold for $1,000.

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Myanmar orchestra strikes an international chord

With hopes of cross-culture musical exchange, the Orchestra for Myanmar will kick off its first collaboration with the BBC Symphony Orchestra tonight at the Strand hotel.

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Excitement brewing for coffee producer

Some people may joke that their life is nothing without coffee.

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Myanmar’s emerging stylists

Stylists are fashion gurus – making a living by selecting clothing for models, celebrities or commercial entities. It’s a profession that was unheard of in Myanmar just a few years ago. But today, three young stylists are making their mark on the local fashion scene.  

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BMX trick riders take to the streets

Nowadays, Myanmar is full of pioneers.

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Let’s fly, fly away

With April Fools’ Day just around the corner, many are already planning epic pranks. and jokes Yet the biggest trick of all will be seen in skies of Yangon.

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Film festival tackles ‘hot’ topic

Across Thuwanna bridge in southeastern Yangon is the Nga Moe Yeik creek, known by locals as a haunting spot of a giant crocodile. Though once a fertile swamp for reptilian creatures, the creek has since devolved into a trash dump, a decline that filmmaker Sai Naw Kham wanted to document in his film, Crocodile Creek.

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Myanmar celebrates first Earth Hour

Ten thousand oil lamps lit up the night sky at the Shwedagon Pagoda on March 25 to commemorate Myanmar’s first Earth Hour celebration.

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Artists offer ‘crazy’, colourful look into natural world

From abstraction to surrealism, a dozen contemporary Myanmar painters are changing the way we associate colours in the natural world.

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Red carpet blues

LOVE movies. So, reporting on the Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards should have been a career highlight, right? Wrong.

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