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Women’s needs at quarantine centers

As Myanmar is getting support from donors to fight COVID-19, there is one need that is being left out or forgotten - women's needs in COVID-19 quarantine and medical centers across Myanmar.

Webinar on Culture and Development in Southeast Asia

“Cultural Heritage Conservation, Community Engagement and Sustainable Development”. Lessons learnt from the Italian Development Cooperation in Southeast Asia

Myths & Superstitions of Myanmar

As a person raised in a Myanmar home, I've heard my fair share of superstitions. Here I explore more common superstitions of Myanmar and the reasons behind. Still, a belief may vary from place to place.

Online Festivals to keep the traditions alive

Last month several famous traditional festivals in Myanmar were unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19. The Taungbyone Nat festival near Mandalay and the Lawkananda festival in Bagan were two of the more recent ones cancelled. To keep the tradition, the spirit and the fun of these festivals alive, MYANMORE is together with Exploration Travel creating "online festivals” with a short story about each festival, pictures from previous years and inviting people to add pictures, stories and memories of the festival.

Fate and fortune: A guide to Myanmar’s mysticism

Many Buddhists try to understand what lies ahead in the future with the help of diviners and clairvoyants. Here are the most common types of divination you may find in Myanmar.

Amayar: Enriched coffee, empowered women

Hailing from the hilly region of Ywangan, Southern Shan State, Amayar has been producing speciality-grade Arabica coffee beans since 2016. Besides, the whole business is led, managed, and operated chiefly by women.

Celebrating Eid al-Adha 2020 and tips on how to do it safely

Just like Eid al-Fitr that is celebrated in May following the month of Ramadan, Eid al-Adhi is also a holy celebration for the Muslim culture with different traditions and rituals to commemorate this day.

Martyrs’ Day – What to expect and what to do?

Martyrs' Day has always been one of the most respected days in the history of Myanmar and a commemoration held for years. How will it turn out in 2020?

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KBZ banks on Master Chef to feed the COVID-19 doctors

“It’s a strength of Myanmar that when the nation faces a tragedy the community rallies together,” said Ye Htut Win, Founder of Sharky’s and Master Chef Myanmar Judge. Together the government and medical staff are tirelessly working to help COVID-19 patients recover. Yet who keeps frontline workers healthy? Right now, it’s Omnivore by Sharky’s and Kaung Lun Lote backed by the financial might of KBZ Bank.

Breathtaking Hidden Gem Lakes in Myanmar You’ve Got to See #ExploreMyanmar

Most visitors missed out on lakes when visiting Myanmar because it seems like a boring activity on the itinerary. In fact, lakes are some of the most astonishing views of the country. Each lake in Myanmar has unique scenery as well as a historic background, and some can even take your breath away. Visit Myanmar like the locals, study the lifestyles, and be part of their daily life. By visiting the lakes, you can get interesting insights into the local life.

MYANMORE Live Talks Premiere with J.Par over Facebook and Youtube Today at 3pm

Hosted by Michael Waitze from Asia Tech Podcast, this Live Talk will feature a conversation with J. Par - a talented young female Myanmar singer - and talk about various topics in her life and career. 
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