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Mixologist column: Cocktail showdown

This month our bar team is focused on the Monin Cup, and Wild Turkey Behind the Barrel. What’s at stake? International flights...

Paper mache elephant sets new world record in wildlife conservation campaign

Myanmar artists have set a Guinness World Record for their paper mache elephants in a bid to shine the light on illegal elephant poaching. The...

Streets of Yangon

“Behind every door and inside every shop is a person whose story is a joy to listen to,” wrote Bob Percival, former editor of...

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...

Mixologist column: Community, not competition

In the last month, I’ve been approached by several people reminding me that I have competition in Yangon. The majority of these folks, possibly...

Green column: Save plastic, drink beer

Save water, drink beer is not just a cheeky slogan for college dorm room posters, but strategy I’ve adopted when eating out in Yangon....

Say Yes to Global Wellness Day

Some people say one day can change your life. Regardless of whether that's true or not, let’s celebrate on June 9 Global Wellness Day,...

Myanmar targets plastic waste in growing green movement

This year’s theme for World Environment Day is plastic pollution, a scourge on Myanmar that is more easily seen in its beaches, mountains and...

Face of Indawgyi launches campaign to build social impact guesthouse

Sustainable tourism organization Face of Indawgyi is running a crowd-funding campaign for a string of initiatives to protect the wildlife and improve the lives...

Green column: Myanmar joins the no-plastics revolution

While everyone else was getting drenched over Thingyan, I visited the laid-back island of Koh Lipe in Southern Thailand and didn’t use a plastic...
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