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What’s in a watch?

By Alec Wilmot Wristwatches are the perfect platonic gift for workmates, friends and family at any time of year. A watch is something that’s aesthetically pleasing on the...

Rangoon Rhythm: San Thu Aung

By Alec Wilmot Budding new star on the Myanmar pop scene, San Thu Aung is a shy young man with a charming smile and an easy manner. He’s...

A cocktail conversation with Mark Lloyd: The man behind Mohinga Martini

Over the past few weeks at Yangon Zay, Yangonites who have visited Sawbwa Coffee booth have become confused about the cocktail drink called Mohinga Martini. “I didn’t expect to go viral on...

Soe Yu Nwe: The golden girl of contemporary art

From finding her name listed in Forbes 30 Under 30: 2019 for Art & Style to shining a light on gender issues in her serpentine sculptures, ceramic artist Soe Yu Nwe is...

Q&A: Jean Marc Lemmery

Executive Chef at Le Planteur, Jean Marc Lemmery, originally worked as a physiotherapist before making a drastic career-change at the age of 39 and eventually finding himself at the helm of one...

Shartra: The Nature of Fashion

From winning two TV talent shows to being inspired by the lotus weavers of Inle Lake, Shartra’s rise from unknown dreamer to innovative fashion icon has been anything but conventional. As he prepares to...

Facing the future: Preserving the past

After visiting family living in Myanmar, artist Julie-Ann Pedida fell in love with the country and decided to stay on permanently in 2015. She then began working on a collection of portraits of the...

Christina Kyi: Behind the scenes

Christina Kyi’s rise from unknown filmmaker to household name was a slow burning fuse – but one that eventually detonated a fireworks display. Rumours of her debut film Mudras Calling first circulated in 2014...

Dr Maung Maung Thein: Reviving the Secretariat

The sprawling downtown complex whose symbolization of colonial rule in Burma was shattered when the nation’s first flag was raised in its grounds in 1948 is undergoing a major renovation. Dr Maung Maung Thein...

Q&A: Artist Mon Halsey

Transforming waste into art has been the niche of Mon Halsey, 39, for years. She has held five solo exhibitions featuring her artwork and also hosts a program on MITV about recycled arts and...