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R Zarni: History of a Rockstar

Wearing a black t-shirt encrusted with a colorful sequined tiger, arms covered in sleeve tattoos, and hands bedecked with gold rings and silver bracelets, R Zarni is quiet and demure - a...

Q&A: Nathalie Johnston

Nathalie Johnston is a Yangon resident, art curator, and Director & Founder of Myanm/art—a pioneering art gallery representing the ‘newer breed’ of contemporary artists. In this interview, Nathalie elaborates on her perspective and...

Dr. Anna Sui Hluan: a sit-down with Myanmar’s second lady

Dressed in traditional Chin textiles, a cup of tea in one hand, Anna Sui Hluan cuts a dignified and impressive figure. In the refined interior of Le Planteur Restaurant & Lounge, we...
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An intimate chat with Dr Anna Sui Hluan

Being the wife of Myanmar Vice President Henry Van Thio is perhaps the least interesting thing about Dr Anna. She is a linguist, researcher, Christian preacher, and social activist, writing extensively about...
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Japanese delight at Ember

Ember is more of a restaurant than a bar. It offers a rich selection of don, Japanese rice bowl dishes, with various appetizers and salads. The drinks menu spans from fruit juices,...

UKK: Tailoring the brand, reviving the tradition

Wearing Burmese longyi has been fun and lovely especially when you see it on a foreigner. This has been a lifetime tradition for Myanmar people carrying along over generations. The longyi industry...

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...