SEEDS: More than a Restaurant

When we were creating the concept of SEEDS we were still working at the five-star Banjaran Hotspring Retreat in Ipoh, a magical place nestled...

Rangoon Rhythm: DJ Yu KT

Yu Kyaw Tin, 35, has become a favorite on Yangon’s electronic music circuit, showcasing her techno, deep house and tech house mixes at the...

Mixologist column: A loving message to Yangon’s bar community

In an effort to ensure that more voices in the bar community will be heard, it has been decided that this column should rotate,...

Green Column: The Farm-to-Face Movement

When Kokkoya Organic’s co-founder Sophia Aye asked me in May if Nourish wanted to be a vendor at the launch of their Yangon Farmer’s...

‘Ironman’ Soe Lin Oo set for return in World Lethwei Championship

One of Myanmar’s biggest fighting sensations returns to the ring this month in a night showcasing lethwei to the world. Soe Lin Oo will compete at World Lethwei Championship’s...

Young entrepreneurs blazing trails in Myanmar’s industries

Amid a series of state reforms seven years ago, the future of Myanmar’s economy had a gilded shine—some even posited it as “Asia’s next...

Mogok Pauk Pauk: Inspired by the river

Longyi is a gender-neutral term for the long piece of fabric that is worn in abundance in Myanmar. It starts from the waist and reaches...

LGBT community welcomes charitable Yangon café

In a progressive trend, LGBT-themed bars and cafes have popped up around Southeast Asia over the years—and now Myanmar has its very own. My Place...

Celebrate World Humanitarian Day

What better way to celebrate World Humanitarian Day on Sunday, August 19, than to become a humanitarian yourself? Most of us are busy with...

Green column: The ugly side of beauty rituals

What do those blue PVC pipes under your sink and most nail polishes have in common? They both contain an industrial chemical compound known...
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Barry J Atkinson discusses life on the Ayeyarwady River. Photography by the writer. There are few final frontiers left in the world that remain unexplored....