Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar Music Festival brings world to Yangon

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.

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Inside the life of a jade miner

For much of the past two decades Maung Aye’s life has revolved around a daily routine that mixes the hope of finding sudden riches with constant danger and back-breaking work.

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Digging deeper: inside the Hpakant jade mine

The Hpakant jade mines in Kachin State are believed to be Myanmar’s most valuable natural resource, with some estimates suggesting jade worth as much as US$31 billion is being extracted annually.

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In Pictures: Student artists draw against drugs

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.

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Late artist remembered in abstract gallery

Two years after his passing, modern artist Kin Maung Yin is being honoured with a posthumous exhibition of some of his most famous works.

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Coffee art stirring up Myanmar

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.

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Art draws attention to wildlife trafficking

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.

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Not so fresh and clean: Myanmar’s murky water bottles

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.

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‘Blending Colours’ in urban Yangon

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.

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Myanmar rising: How democracy is changing Yangon’s skyline

"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.

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