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Documenting Myanmar’s forgotten cinemas

The first films publically screened in Myanmar in the 1920s were black and white and silent films. Fast forward to the Myanmar of the 1950s, 60s and 70s and...

Remembering Thingyan Moe

In 1983 a film was shot in Mandalay that still resonates with the Myanmar public more than three decades after its release—in fact, it is replayed on TV almost...

Furnishing a greener future

It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. This was the case for Yangon-native Christina Win, head designer and owner of Yangon Green Furniture, when she...

International artists mix poetry and visuals in new Yangon exhibition

Intersection, an exhibition mixing poetry and visual art, will be held at Myanm/art on Bogalay Zay Street on March 23-April 8 from 2-5pm. Featuring the works of poet Marc Nair...

Empowering women through crafts

Yuwaddy Center is a humble new addition to a growing scene of trendy outlets and cafes along Bogalayzay Street. Walking into the air-conditioned modern and casual interior, you first...

The armless artist

A gifted painter born with a rare birth defect sells his paintings on Yangon’s streets. Words by Myat Theingi Khine and Lorcan Lovett. Photos by Rasmus Steijner. Sat between two...

Yangon Photo Festival celebrates its 10th year

Yangon Photo Festival is taking place at The Secretariat, Mahar Bandoola Park, and the River Gallery until March 4. The French Institute held their 10th anniversary party on February 16...

Q&A: Owner of Trish Gallery Patricia Pun

Marvels abound in the two-floored Trish Gallery; jade meticulously cut into fish scales fixed onto an ever-cool century-old teak bed; glass tables supported by dozens of small marble elephants...

MYANMORE call for poetry and fiction

Wordsmiths, pay attention! MYANMORE is looking for submissions of poems and short fiction to feature in its monthly print magazine. We would particularly like to represent Myanmar writers whose work in...

Myanmar’s first reggae shop Rasta Myanmar

It’s not hard to spot Rasta Myanmar. Striped in red, yellow and green, and emblazoned with a huge mural of a laughing Bob Marley, it’s Myanmar’s first ever reggae...

Cocktail workshops at Sarkies Bar

Sarkies Bar at The Strand Yangon is hosting entertaining new cocktail workshops with Italian mixologist Moretti Francesco. “We merely drink cocktails for the sake of it. I want everyone to...

‘Cubism chose me’: artist Tin Maung Oo

Veteran painter Tin Maung Oo's work has been exhibited for more than four decades. He talks with Cliff Lonsdale after his latest showcase. Photo by Leo Jackson. Myanmar artist Tin Maung Oo...

New book launched on former Yangon author, historian and guide Bob Percival

Australian author and former Myanmore editor Bob Percival is honored in a new book published this month. Opening up Hidden Burma: journeys with - and without - author Dr Bob...

Mogok Pauk Pauk Opens Second Night of Myanmar Fashion Week

The second night of this year’s fashion week was opened by revered designer Mogok Pauk Pauk of FGM fame, whose models flaunted her signature wavy acheik to the beat...

First Night of Myanmar Fashion Week

The opening of Myanmar International Fashion Week by John Lwin was awash with femininity and colors at Yangon’s Shwe Htut Htin (Hexagon complex) last night. About 300 people, including local...