The Myanmar Times
Monday, 30 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Rotten teak pillars putting bridge at risk

More than 30 of the teak pillars that support popular tourist attraction the U Bein Bridge across Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura, Mandalay Region, have to be replaced because of advanced decay.

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Hundreds join Mandalay protest against mine

About 500 people including dozens of Buddhist monks protested near the Chinese consulate in Mandalay on December 27 demanding the closure of the Letpadaung copper mine.

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Skaters descend on Mandalay for comp

Skaters from all over the country will be converging on Mandalay this week to take part in Myanmar’s first skating competition.

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Myingyan farmers dispute ownership of alluvial plain

Farmers in Myingyan township, Mandalay Region, are complaining that they are being forced to share their fields with landless people.

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Mandalay: Braving 21st century challenges

Mandalay has been added to the list of the world’s most “resilient cities”, joining the 32 that had been named during the first round in 2013.

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‘Nothing has changed’: Land activist stages solo protest through Mandalay

A land and labour rights activist has staged a solo protest in five Mandalay townships, criticising the slow pace of the government’s reform program.

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Tree-planting ceremony honours Mandalay environmentalist

Mandalay residents have paid tribute to one of the city’s first environmental activists by planting trees to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth.

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MCDC evicts families for road project

Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) said last week that it will go ahead with plans to demolish nine homes in Chan Mya Tharsi township to make way for a road extension project, despite petitions from the people who live there.

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Former ambassador reflects on past while eyeing the future

Mandalay bureau chief Stuart Alan Becker interviews Vicky Bowman about the reforms occurring in Myanmar, her affection for Mandalay and her new job promoting responsible business practices.

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Floating hotel aims for October launch

Mandalay’s first floating hotel is likely to open in time for this year’s peak tourism season, its owners say.


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