Monday, August 21, 2017

Mar Lar captures colours of days gone by

Local artist U Mar Lar draws on his nostalgia for Myanmar’s rural past in his latest solo exhibition “Shades of Art, Colours of Inspiration “, showing at the Grand Ballroom of the Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon next week.

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Myint Soe charms his audience yet again

AHLA Thit art gallery is now showcasing the works of Myint Soe whose impressionist and cubism style of paintings has long been a subject of fascination and debate among his audience in Yangon.

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A Special Martyrs’ Day in Yangon

For the 70th anniversary of the assassination of General Aung San, the City of Yangon has done its outmost to please visitors.

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Midnight hunger in Yangon

Find the fried rice you need past sundown and until sunrise.

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Democratic blackout

Someone is playing with the switch when it comes to democratic principles.

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Myanmar: the deal of the art

ARTISTS are notoriously tormented – think about Van Gogh and his mutilated left ear. Some argue frustration is part of their creative process, but how about their fans? Should they be frustrated too?

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Margaret Thatcher: A Life and Legacy

“I am not quite like Margaret Thatcher, no. But on the other hand I am no Mother Teresa, either,” State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi replied to the BBC’s special correspondent Fergal Keane in April.

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Designers put ethical twist on local fashion

With Myanmar emerging as a manufacturing hub for mass-produced clothes, a crop of young designers are using home-grown fashion to preserve the country’s sartorial heritage and reshape the sweatshop model.

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Burmese fragrance

Local cosmetic company Flawless Myanmar launches a new line of perfume. Not without difficulties.

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A trip inside Yangon’s back alleys

How the city’s back alleys became what they are, and a glimpse at what they could become.

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