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Mogok celebrates 800 years

About 200 kilometers northeast of Mandalay is the valley of Mogok—renowned worldwide for its rubies and yet notoriously guarded, with only permit-holding foreigners allowed to enter. For three days at the end of March the...

Where to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Yangon

On Saturday March 17 the whole world celebrates Irish culture and drinks as much Guinness as manageable in a nod to the patron saint of the Emerald Isle. Whether you’re Irish, have an Irish relative,...

Chinese New Year 2018 @ China Town Yangon

Chinese New Year Celebration at Yangon China Town, Latha Township, during 15th & 16th February 2018! Gong Xi Fa Cai The Chinese New Year, also known as spring festival, is the most important traditional festival for...

Dance for charity at zumba festival

Yangon is bracing itself for a huge dance extravaganza in February, as the Zumba Festival returns for the second year. But the event is not just a day of fun exercise; it’s a chance...

Photographers win top prizes at Shan State Photo Festival

Photographers showcasing their work at an inaugural festival in Shan State scooped top prizes including Canon cameras on Friday. Out of 15 photo-stories screened in Taunggyi Gym as part of the Shan State Photo Festival,...

Babett Serves up Festive Feast for End of Year Celebrations

Babett Bar and Eatery in Yangon is offering a range of festive specials, wines and events until New Year’s Eve. Along with its carefully selected cuts of meat and handpicked wines, visitors to Babett will...

Music Festivals & Concerts in Myanmar

Brace yourself, ravers! The music festival season is finally here! Are you ready to get your PLUR on?! Check out our list of the music festivals happening in Myanmar before year end.   Waterzonic The Thai based...

Irrawaddy Literary Festival sets for Nov 3 – 5 ’17

The Irrawaddy Literary Festival 2017 will be held at the Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel in Mandalay from Friday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 5th, 2017. The Irrawaddy Literary Festival will feature a three-day...

The European Food Festival is back on Saturday, June 24!

Mark your calendar, over 20 European food vendors and restaurants are scheduled to partake at the second European Food Festival this year at the Rose Garden Hotel.  Festival goers won’t be asking each other...

[THINGYAN SPEACIAL] HOW AND WHERE TO RING IN NEW YEAR 1379

By: Susan Bailey  Photo : Hong Sar It’s that time of year again. Water guns are on display at every store, Thingyan-themed songs are playing on the radio and the cool winter temperatures are quickly...