Aung La N Sang to defend ONE middleweight belt against Ken Hasegawa

Two-division ONE champion Aung La N Sang will defend his middleweight belt against Japan’s Ken Hasegawa in Yangon on June 29. The 33-year-old “Burmese Python” from Kachin State headlines a packed card titled “ONE: Spirit of a...

BreadTalk opens in Myanmar Plaza

BreadTalk Myanmar has opened its third outlet in Yangon, at the ground floor of Myanmar Plaza shopping mall. Breads, buns and cakes are made in the outlet’s open kitchen, which expects to serve office workers,...

The darker side of skin-whitening

Cheap yet dangerous skin whitening products are flooding the Myanmar cosmetic markets. Words by Suzin Lynn. Photos by Angel Ko Ko. Similar to its regional neighbors, Myanmar often equates lighter skin with a higher stature...

Where to buy your World Cup team jersey in Yangon

Winner Sport This shop has been importing sportswear since 1972 when football matches become popular in Yangon. It distributes and sells team jerseys, balls, sport and gym equipments. Shop 1 - No. 368/371, Maha Bandula Park...

Chef Orng column: Straight from the soil

MYANMORE Chef of the Year 2018 award winner Chef Orng writes about the importance of organic fruit and vegetables. Last month we held a seafood night using only local produce—lobsters, crabs, oysters, sea snails, shrimp and...

Q&A: The Mystery of Burma director Arkar

A slew of young filmmakers have shaken up the Myanmar film industry so far this year, with social media playing a key part in spreading and promoting their work. One of the filmmakers, Arkar Win,...

European Food Festival returns to Yangon

The third European Food Festival returns to the Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon from 4pm to 10pm on Saturday, July 28. Presented by the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage du Myanmar, the festival showcases dishes from...

Mixologist column: Community, not competition

In the last month, I’ve been approached by several people reminding me that I have competition in Yangon. The majority of these folks, possibly in jest or maybe in all seriousness, have been aiming...

Changing the game: Than Than Htwe

Myanmar women’s national football team captain Than Than Htwe has been a key figure in the game for more than a decade. Ahead of her retirement, the veteran midfielder reflects on her long career...

Green column: Save plastic, drink beer

Save water, drink beer is not just a cheeky slogan for college dorm room posters, but strategy I’ve adopted when eating out in Yangon. Except it isn’t water I am trying to save, but...
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Streets of Yangon

“Behind every door and inside every shop is a person whose story is a joy to listen to,” wrote Bob Percival, former editor of...