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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...

Barbers give free cuts on Yangon streets

Barbers are giving free haircuts to underprivileged men in downtown Yangon. The hairdressers from the lavish Burman Barbershop on Bogalay Zay Street are taking their...

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...

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...

Indoor skydiving in Yangon

Ever flown in a dream? At Yangon’s first indoor skydiving center you can make that dream a reality. Indoor Skydiving Yangon—the first...

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...

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,...
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