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My Mandalay: In memory of Myat Thander Tin

A personal guide of the best things to see, eat and do in Mandalay by Myat Thander Tin, the managing director of the Thit Sar Yar Zar Institute and...

Facing the future: Preserving the past

After visiting family living in Myanmar, artist Julie-Ann Pedida fell in love with the country and decided to stay on permanently in 2015. She then began working on a...

Rangoon Rhythm: Youn Ni Ko

Born in Yangon, Youn Ni Ko grew up on the remote island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean sea after her family moved there when she was young. As she...

Serenaded with opera at Pullman Yangon’s E’Cucina restaurant

Diners enjoyed the accomplished vocals of an opera singer between courses of first-class Italian fare at the Pullman Hotel Yangon last night (September 26). Australian Lauren Benson charmed the room...

Korean art troupe bring renowned show to Yangon

In an eclectic explosion of colors and sounds, the Korean Traditional Music Association staged its first ever performance in Yangon. Organized by the Korean Association in Myanmar, the show at...

Q&A: Artist Mon Halsey

Transforming waste into art has been the niche of Mon Halsey, 39, for years. She has held five solo exhibitions featuring her artwork and also hosts a program on...

Photography exhibition celebrates Myanmar’s old doors

It was about a decade ago, in the Yangon drizzle, that Julian Ray came upon a beautiful blue door. He stabilized his camera on a pile of sandbags, but...

Irish musicians thrill at Music for Myanmar

Irish musicians performed at a charity concert in Yangon that raised funds for disadvantaged, deaf and orphaned children on Friday (September 14). Organized by non-profit charity Link for Aid, “A...

Celebrating International Literacy Day

The world celebrates International Literacy Day on September 8 and to mark the occasion our intern Jessica Liang has listed some of the all-time greats in Myanmar literature. Dagon Taya,...

The Indian restaurant-cum-nightclub that Yangon has been waiting for

A two-floored bar with the interior of a grungy club and the kitchen of a top Indian restaurant is set to spice up Yangon’s nightlife scene. Fire and Ice opened...

Rangoon Rhythm: Hip hop star Jimmy Jacobs

Young Myanmar people call it “old school” now, but in the mid 1990s and 2000s the pioneering beats of Myo Kyawt Myaing and hip hop group Acid were fresh,...

Rangoon Rhythm: The Reasonabilists

An antidote to the EDM epidemic sweeping across Myanmar is a nascent indie scene, a small bunch of bands penning original tracks for a growing audience. One of the bands,...

The sculptor carving roots into art

Three sets of striking tables and chairs sit unassumingly outside a restaurant on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River. Each set is raised about a foot from the ground...

Rangoon Rhythm: Gabriel

Soul music consolidates components of African-American gospel music, musicality and blues and jazz. Although not widely popular in Myanmar, the genre is gradually finding its way into Yangon bars. “Gabriel...

Q&A: The Mystery of Burma director Arkar

A slew of young filmmakers have shaken up the Myanmar film industry so far this year, with social media playing a key part in spreading and promoting their work. One...