Bakery school helps disadvantaged Myanmar teenagers

A rather gloomy staircase leads to a new bakery and pastry school in Yangon. Often sounding the way are a few students practising English...

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...

Indo-Myanmar international land border opens in Sagaing Region

Officials from the Indian and Myanmar governments have opened the Indo-Myanmar international land border. After reaching an agreement in Naypyidaw on May 11, entry-exit checkpoints...

Indawgyi Lake: Serene beauty in Myanmar’s north

About 10 minutes after our plane landed, we were haggling with taxi drivers outside Myitkyina Airport for a ride to one of the most...

Legal column: Myanmar introduces new Companies Law

On 1 August 2018, the new Companies Law 2017 will come into force, repealing and replacing the century old Companies Act 1914. Any company or...

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...

Luxury heritage hotel opens in downtown Yangon

Yangon’s latest luxury hotel, Yangon Excelsior, has opened in the city’s downtown. The five-star property is set in a renovated 19th century heritage building that...

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...

Culinary cultures

Ethnic food of Myanmar conjures up a cornucopia of flavors and traditions that are now becoming easier to try in Yangon thanks to people...

Made in Myanmar

A brave new band of entrepreneurial foodies has emerged, stepping up to create world-class products from the bounty of Myanmar. Words by Sam Foot....
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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...