Saturday, June 6, 2020

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Serendip: Providing Plant Therapy for Your Soul

Inspire by ‘Serendipity’ - the occurrence of making pleasant, desirable discoveries by pure accident - Aye Thadar Swe started Serendip, a plant shop that offers succulents, cacti and several indoor houseplants. 

Zaw Win Htut: Rock of Ages

Words by Sam D Foot. To all Burmese, Zaw Win Htut is a perennial renegade hero who needs no introduction. A behemoth of rock whose...

Scientists Going Mad (!) Over Myanmar Amber

Interview: Roger Long’s Amber Story and Myanmar Amber Museum Can palaeontologists get luckier? A dinosaur’s head stuck in amber, an extinct 3-D goblin-spider; creatures...

The Very Surprising World Of Pets In Yangon

This article is co-written by Morris Averill. Owning pets in Yangon was the privilege of the rich in 2015. So, it’s no wonder that for...

Htway Nyo: Belle of traditional liquors

Although Myanmar has traditional liquors as diverse as its ethnic groups, most of them rarely make it to the shelves. One of many factors...

An Irish Painter in Burma: Sir Gerald Kelly

Sir Gerald Festus Kelly (1879-1972) was an Irish painter who became famous for his enchanting and colorful pictures of Burmese dancers and Shan princesses.  Born...

Did you know there was a golden age of Myanmar soccer?

In 1967, at the height of the Cold War, when tensions between Burma and the United States were at an all-time high, an American...

Daung: A cinematic artist

Translation: Hsu Myat Lin Naing Photos: Thin Myat Noe Both on and off-screen, Daung - arguably Myanmar’s most sought after male lead - is inspiring a...

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12 Restaurants to Try in June

It’s been over 2 months since cafes, restaurants and other public places have been closed due to the pandemic. Now, the government has eased some regulations and many cafes and restaurants are back to served the dine-in customers. Check our list of new restaurants and hidden gems worth your visit.

Changes in the fields, an Environmental Documentary to Reconnect Humanity 

A Myanmar environmental documentary - Changes in the Field - has been released to address how the lives of farmers in Myanmar are affected by climate change. It takes a glimpse into the lives of farmers in Yangon, Shan State and Mon State, whose very existence and heritage is intertwined with their lands. We talked with Tomas Derville and Beatrice Manole - the producer and co-producer - on how this documentary that can act as a blueprint to lay out a potential vision for the future —— the story of how we can act now and make things right.

What’s on Netflix June 2020

Our recommendation of TV shows, films, comedy shows and everything you can watch on Netflix as a substitution of...
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