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The “Shoe Question” in Colonial Burma

Have you ever wondered why Myanmar is so strict about footwear in pagodas, temples and surrounding compounds, especially when its neighbors Thailand and Laos only require visitors to remove their shoes inside...
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Q&A: A dream of Myanmar Marta Trela and Henning Himmelreich

Over the past few days, a Vimeo video about a mix of Myanmar's countryside and city-landscape featuring the most scenic places of the country went fervid on the its most engaging social...

Goethe Villa reopens with music and film program

For the past 18 months architects, engineers, technicians and hundreds of craftsmen have renovated the old Goethe Villa on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road from the ground up and have added three new buildings housing...

A closer look at Myanmar’s nunneries

Susan Bailey spends a day visiting nunneries around Mandalay to gain an insight into the lives of Myanmar’s female monastics. Every day at 10.30am, rows of perfectly aligned slippers fill a leafy courtyard in Sagaing....

Inside the Secretariat

Iris Alonso takes a tour of the Secretariat, an iconic structure set for transformation into a cultural hub. Photos by Myanmore. At 4.20am on January 4, 1948, a time astrologers judged to be auspicious, the...

MYANMAR’S HISTORIC SECRETARIAT BUILDING TO BE RESTORED

The restoration of one of the most important buildings in Myanmar, The Secretariat, will see one of the largest Colonial buildings in Southeast Asia restored to its former glory and adaptively re-used as a...

SHWE WAA:Spreading The Spark of Creativity

In a city full of non-descript buildings, Shwe Waa is hard to miss. Its forest green exterior, gilded bamboo (its moniker means ‘Gold Bamboo’) and palm-fringed roof terrace make a bold statement amongst a...

SOAP FOR HOPE : Promoting Better Hygiene in Mandalay

By: Susan Bailey Young Chan Myae looks up with a big smile on his face, proudly displaying a bar of soap to the camera as if it is a work of art. But it’s not...

[News Update]Myanmar Welcomes Earth Hour

Story/Photo: Sondang Grace Sirait The traditional Myanmar Buddhist ritual of lighting oil lamps at pagodas in the evening took on new meaning on Saturday, 25 March 2017, as hundreds of people gathered at the Shwedagon...

The Night of Magic Sounds presented by MEBC at Savoy Hotel, Yangon

The Night of Magic Sounds was performed in the courtyard of the SAVOY Hotel Yangon by the pool on 16th of March, created by Sigune von Osten. Around 17 artists and musicians with Myanmar traditional instruments,...