The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 23 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Japanese experts to help preserve historic buildings

One of Japan’s most esteemed universities plans to lend its expertise and resources to the architectural community’s efforts to preserve treasured historical sites.

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Mandalay moat an oasis for city’s gay community

At night, the pavement beside 26th Street becomes a promenade for transsexuals in Myanmar’s former royal capita.



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Police blame reckless driving for death toll

Almost 100 people died on Mandalay’s roads in the first half of the year, a traffic police official said last week.

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Municipal workers need “reforms”: MDY minister

Civil servants need to start being a bit more civil, Mandalay City Development Committee heard on July 1.

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Government auctions off state-run hotels

Some of the country’s most prized state-run hotel properties have quietly been put out to tender.


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Suspect charged over Pyin Oo Lwin bombing

An arrest has been made in connection with a June 30 explosion in Pyin Oo Lwin that resulted in three people being hospitalised.

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UNESCO listing to boost Kuthodaw visitors

The inscribed stone tablets at Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay ave been given UNESCO recognition

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Ceremony to mark birth of Mandalay University founder

Mandalay College founder U Ko Lay would have been 100 in August, and celebrations are being planned in his honour.


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Narcotics burned at Mandalay ceremony

The government has marked International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by burning drugs valued at almost US$9 million in Mandalay.

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Japanese national arrested in Bagan

A Japanese national has been arrested at Bagan’s Nyaung Oo Airport after airport officials allegedly found antiquities in his baggage.

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