Monday, August 21, 2017

A tribute fitting to refugees

Tuesday was World Refugee Day and the city of Yangon marked the occasion by screening a film dedicated to the plight of such people and their flight from problems at home.

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Medical marijuana woos four-legged fans

IT’S early morning, just after breakfast, and six-year-old Cayley is wide awake, eagerly anticipating her daily dose of cannabis.

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Out of the Silent World

Among many creatures on earth, human beings are supposed to be the luckiest and the most superior by having acceptable figures, intelligent brains, social and cultural development depending upon the environmental variation.

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M P P Yei Myint’s “Mingalarbar 72 Exhibition”

In recognition of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 72nd birthday, local artist M P P Yei Myint has crafted 54 portrait paintings of the State Counsellor.

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A taste of Kayah State at a Yangon price

For those of you craving for some Eastern Myanmar cuisine, you’re in luck. Vista Do Rio surely knew how to make an entrance in Yangon’s restaurant scene. For weeks, social media were abuzz with talks of the first-ever Kayan restaurant to be opened in town. So, unpack your bags if you were planning to travel there. Even though the official opening is foreseen in September, Yangon’s food-lovers were given a chance to try Kayan delicacies ahead of time.

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A food fair in Thailand gives us a taste of the future

Foodies from all over the world gathered in Bangkok from May 31 to June 4 for THAIFEX, one of the most anticipated food fair in the ASEAN region.

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Censors take aim at human rights film festival

The fifth edition of the “Human Rights, Human Dignity International film Festival” is taking place in Yangon this weekend.

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The 7 best photo locations in Bagan

Located on the bank of the Ayeyarwady river, the Thiri Pyitsayar Sakura hotel reveals an astonishing panoramic view.

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The two faces of social media

It is a typical afternoon in one of Yangon’s downtown restaurants – tables are packed with rubbing shoulders and nudging elbows, as waves of music lazily bounce around in the background.

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Monsoon blues

Here we go again. Another hot season ends, and another monsoon season begins. The drizzles arrived early in May this year. They turned into heavy showers. Now it is raining buckets.

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