Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Streets of Yangon

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...

Tempura town

Despite being rather small, the tempura stall on middle block 40th Street catches the eyes of passersby because of a consistent stream of customers...

Yangon’s stray dogs and the culling question

In an effort to mitigate rabies infections, Yangon authorities perform dog culls. But is this the only answer? Words by Loren Lee Chiesi and...

Meet the Myanmar activist fighting for equal rights

Htet Oo Wai is the Myanmar representative for the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) and Demo Finland. Their work in Myanmar centers in...

Yangon’s first female bus driver sets a trend

Myat Yi Mon was the first woman to break into the betel-nut-spitting, clutch-burning, body-jerking world of Yangon bus driving and, unsurprisingly, she came as...

Mote lin ma yar: A treat for two

A cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth, U Hla Tun, 50, ladles a white batter into bite size moulds dented into a...

The armless artist

A gifted painter born with a rare birth defect sells his paintings on Yangon’s streets. Words by Myat Theingi Khine and Lorcan Lovett. Photos...

Mandalay set for second &PROUD LGBT Film Festival

&PROUD Mandalay LGBT Film Festival returns for the second year in March with a series of art and cultural events celebrating love and diversity....

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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.

Stay at home order in Yangon from September 21st

From September 21st, all townships in the Yangon region are now subject to a ‘Stay at home’ order.

Art unchained: Yangon galleries keep creativity flowing

Art knows no boundary - or lockdown. Although many galleries are closed due to COVID-19, some gallery owners find...
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