International musicians, working alongside their Myanmar counterparts, are back for the third time to bring us the Myanmar Music Festival. Until June 14, Yangon music lovers are being treated to an aural feast of classical concerts, training, seminars, musical education and performances.
Almost 150 students from basic and private schools took part in an art competition held at a Mandalay-area basic education high school June 4-5 to commemorate Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
A storm in a teacup it certainly is not. Serious coffee artists gathered from the furthest corners of the land this week to take part in the Myanmar Latte Art Competition, where audiences watched enthralled as, with a dab hand swiftly sculpting foam, aficionados brought forth an image in the steam.
Just a few days after a hideous discovery in Thailand exposed the dark depths of illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia, artist Daw Khin Than Phyu has joined organisations around the world in celebrating World Environment Day, held June 5.
When Myo Arkar returned to his home in Yangon’s North Dagon township after working through a long, hot day, he opened a cold bottle of purified water to quench his thirst. But as he drank he sensed a rusty smell and taste, and then noticed brown particles swirling in the bottle.
Many artists have depicted Yangon’s heritage of historic buildings in different styles. Artist Zwe Yan Naing invented his own technique in drawing colonial-era buildings. He used accidental colour effects produced by mixing different hues.
"Premium life for your dream,” announces a billboard beneath a new tower of serviced apartments in the heavy, traffic-choked city of Yangon. “Play in infinite luxury,” says another featuring a couple lolling in a pool on their balcony, a badly Photoshopped pagoda twinkling in the background.