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Yangon’s first female bus driver sets a trend

Myat Yi Mon was the first woman to break into the betel-nut-spitting, clutch-burning, body-jerking world of Yangon bus driving and, unsurprisingly, she came as...

Mote lin ma yar: A treat for two

A cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth, U Hla Tun, 50, ladles a white batter into bite size moulds dented into a...

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...

Mandalay set for second &PROUD LGBT Film Festival

&PROUD Mandalay LGBT Film Festival returns for the second year in March with a series of art and cultural events celebrating love and diversity....

Story of a Yangon pork stick seller

Skewered pig offal dunked into a communal cauldron of bubbling murky broth may not be to everyone’s taste, but Yangon sure seems to love...

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...

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...

Ethnic Recipe: Rakhine Rice Salad

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

Yoma Yangon Marathon to cause road closures this weekend

Some roads and lanes will be closed on Sunday (January 21) morning in Yangon as the city prepares for this year's Yoma International Marathon...

Petition Launched to Save Myanmar Wild Elephants

A campaign tackling elephant poaching has launched a countrywide petition that it hopes will help combat an alarming rate of poaching in Myanmar. With at...
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