The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

“Expedition Myanmar” reveals far-flung tourist destinations

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake – these three cities are the most common destinations for international and local tourists alike. While the tranquil nature of Inle Lake and awe-inspiring temples of Bagan are certainly picturesque, there are countless more far-flung wonders to explore in Myanmar.

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The letters and fragments of a new ‘artist-ship’

For the past two months Myanmar’s pioneering performance artist, Aung Myint has been sending letters across the city.

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Tun Foundation celebrates best of Myanmar literature

Writers and scholars were celebrated for their achievements at the 11th annual Tun Foundation Literary Awards ceremony at the Myanmar Banks Association on February 18.

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Step right up! The circus comes to town

For the majority of people in Yangon, the mention of a circus would perhaps elicit a shrug. The older generation may recall the performances of U Maung Maung, who enjoyed a spike in popularity in the 80s and 90s. Since that time, the art form – and the surrounding festivity – has faded into obscurity.

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Build it and they will come? Local firm banks on ‘foldable homes’

With property at a premium, and house prices on the rise, is there a gap in the market for easily-assembled and -disassembled structures?

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Myanmore awards on the way

THE 4th annual Myanmore Dining and Nightlife Awards will be held in Yangon on February 25.

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Myanmar artists showcase traditional and new watercolour paintings

Pagodas, monasteries, and monks – all scenes of a traditional Myanmar – were the focus of artist Khin Maung Zaw’s watercolour exhibition at Gallery 65 from February 11 through 14.

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Sounds a little bit like history repeating

San Yae is no stranger to celebrity. The 28-year-old was born into semi-stardom, courtesy of her famous songwriter father Thu Kha Main Hlaing.

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Yangon Book Plaza: A new literary hub

When Ko Myay Hmone Lwin and Sayar Min Lu wiled away evenings in a teashop, the pair of poets spoke often of their dream to establish a literary hub in Yangon.  

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Homegrown: J-Pop to the big screen

When Japanese boyband PrizmaX took the stage to entertain crowds at the Japan-Myanmar Pwe Taw 2017 Festival on February 4, many in the audience may not have realised that one of the vocalists was Myanmar-born Morisaki Win.

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