Friday, September 25, 2020

Arts

Lockdown Art: Yangon’s Stunning Art Galleries Online

Self-isolation due to COVID-19 means most of us are stuck at home in fluffy pink slippers, with no sense of cultural stimulation. There is one quick solution, visiting Yangon's vibrant contemporary art galleries online which provide access to the work of Myanmar artists. While these galleries physically closed, there are some that have an online presence, with images of contemporary Myanmar art that can be enjoyed from home.

Live Video of Music and Conversations Event with superstar Myo Kyawt Myaing

Last Sunday Yangon Zay x Foodpanda presented Music and Conversations with Myo Kyawt Myaing! Check it out for some classic hits and a few...

Myanmar Artists Creating Art from Home

Although the gallery is closed during May, River Gallery's team is working from home to promote engagement of its artists with customers and art-lovers...

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...

River Gallery features Jose Abad Lorente series of artwork named Golden Threads

A recent addition to River Gallery's family of artists, Jose Abad Lorente, has deep links with the Myanmar art scene. He was instrumental in...

The Story behind Myanmar’s National Anthem

Anyone who has attended school or been to a cinema in Myanmar will doubtless be familiar with the stirring opening bars of the country’s...

Meet the COVID-19 slayers

Local digital artists have weighed in on fighting COVID-19 through moral support. The #covid19slayerschallenge is a series of artworks that depict fantastical heroes beating the virus. The...

The “Mad Men” of Colonial Burma

I first noticed them in a number of restaurants around Yangon: rusted old tin signs in still-vibrant colors advertising a wealth of different products...

Latest news

Celebrate the World Tourism Day 2020 in Myanmar Live

Celebrate World Tourism Day in Myanmar with the live program broadcasted from Ministry of Hotel and Tourism, today Friday 25th, from 10:00 am. Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.

[Ready-to-Eat Yangon] New Concepts of Breakfast, Fine Dining, Vegan and Tacos!

Thanks to all the innovative entrepreneurs in Yangon, staying at home does not have to be so painful and boring - here is our series of new ready-to-eat delivery concepts, starting with Breakfast, Fine Dining, Vegan and Tacos!

Swedish Design with IKEA delivered to your home

With COVID-19 a Bangkok visit is out of the question. Imagine my surprise when I found a quick and easy way to order and get it delivered to home.
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