Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Streets of Yangon

Streets of Yangon

โ€œBehind every door and inside every shop is a person whose story is a joy to listen to,โ€ 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 Yangonโ€™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....

Latest news

Durian Season! The five best spots to try durian delicacies

It's durian season in Myanmar! You can love it or you can hate it, but you canโ€™t ignore it when someone brings it into the room. Dubbed the king of fruits, durian is produced in abundance during this season. For those who want to try this โ€œsmellyโ€ tropical fruit, hereโ€™s our guide to pastries and ice-creams made of durian.

Six new restaurants and bars to try in July

Looking for new places to have a chill night out with friends or a coffee date with your loved ones? Here are six restaurants and bars in Yangon that are newly opened for you to try in July.
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