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Myanmar’s Dating Game

Modern-day dating is a minefield of faux pas and unsolicited photos. With Valentine’s Day upon us,  Min Ye Kyaw talks with dating app users...

The Tea Shop

Rumblings from across Myanmar.  Up North Kachin State celebrated its new year with the Manaw Festival on January 10—not so much a festival, according to one...

Top lucky Chinese New Year foods

The Chinese are fanatics for superstitions and indeed for puns. Many of their new year foods are a play on the words for luck,...

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’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,...

Medicine in the mountains

High up in the Naga Hills, James Fable receives a frosty reception and learns of an initiative to provide local communities with healthcare. Photos...

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...

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...

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

Australian author and former Myanmore editor Bob Percival is honored in a new book published this month. Opening up Hidden Burma: journeys with - and...

Myanmar’s godfather of fashion

The end of last year saw the fifth Myanmar International Fashion Week, hailed as a success by the thousands of fashionistas and celebrities in...
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