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What's been going on lately? Monsoon Madness Monsoon season is around the corner. For many that means more power cuts, floods, dangerously hidden potholes, moldy clothes...

Bastion of learning

An old education institution has moved to a new location in Yangon, where it hopes to continue its rich legacy. On March 21, 2018,...

Q&A: Facebook public policy director Mia Garlick

Facebook has not had an easy start to the year. It has faced a data privacy scandal that many say undermined the integrity of...

Tempura town

Despite being rather small, the tempura stall on middle block 40th Street catches the eyes of passersby because of a consistent stream of customers...

Q&A: Ivan Pun

Four years ago, behind the corrugated iron shutters of an old riverfront warehouse, was a flurry of fashion, art, food and local craftsmanship—a pop-up...

Chef Orng column: New beginnings

The new restaurant has been open a month already, and I’m really happy (and relieved) to see not only old customers coming back, but...

Green column: Food miles? Think meters

When I lived in New York, I took for granted that exotic fruit was available all year round, without a second thought to the...

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...

Brewers Association launches Myanmar’s first responsible drinking campaign

The Brewers Association of Myanmar today launched the nation’s first ever responsible drinking campaign to help consumers better understand the importance of responsible consumption. Dubbed...

Guide to Thingyan parties

Over the years Thingyan water festival in Yangon has become synonymous with blaring speakers mounted on rickety pavilions, or pandals. Yangon chief minister Phyo...
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Ethnic recipe: Sea bass and mango curry

From the herby fare of the north to the fresh and spicy seafood along the western coastline, Myanmar has an endless choice of tasty...