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...

Mogok celebrates 800 years

About 200 kilometers northeast of Mandalay is the valley of Mogok—renowned worldwide for its rubies and yet notoriously guarded, with only permit-holding foreigners allowed...

LOTTE teams up with Cellar Door for wine and dine night

For those daring enough to brave Friday evening uptown Yangon traffic, LOTTE Hotel and Resort’s Poolside BBQ & Bar is a paradise bathed in...

Where to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Yangon

On Saturday March 17 the whole world celebrates Irish culture and drinks as much Guinness as manageable in a nod to the patron saint...

The Tea Shop

LGBT Film Festival is back! &Proud returned to Mandalay March 2-3 with its LGBT film festival. In addition to movie screenings, the free festival included...

Chinese New Year 2018 Guide

Gong Xi Fa Ca! The Chinese New Year, also known as spring festival, is the most important traditional festival for Chinese people. It is also...

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...

Lion dancing for Chinese New Year

As Myanmar’s Chinese community celebrates their new year this month, Pamela Tan meets a member of a lion dance troupe who was saved by...

Renovated, the Vista Rooftop is back

On Wednesday we were wondering where to catch a clear view of the Super Blue Blood Moon. At Myanmar Plaza we couldn’t find the...
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