A fictionalized account of the life of beauty queen-turned Karen rebel leader Louisa Benson has a message about the West’s bad conscience for Yangon’s peace industry.
28 The News For 28 March 2020
On this day in 1989, the then-military government changed the names of 165 streets in Yangon, dropping their English colonial names in favor of Burmese language replacements.
On this day in 1986, Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn made her first visit to Myanmar at the invitation of dictator General Ne Win.
“Tempo(rary)” is an exhibition by Myanmar artist Maung Day and Singaporean artist Marc Nair, featured at Singapore Festival 2020 and now on display at Rosewood Yangon.
Locals fear for the future of a dilapidated but storied manor in northern Shan State.
The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company dominated river trade during the colonial period from its headquarters on Strand Road, which is the Myanma Port Authority building today.
The Yangon Photo Festival awards have honored photographers who brought attention to the poor and forgotten across Myanmar.
At the Yangon Photo Festival, Hkun Li’s exhibition ‘The Price of Bananas’ chronicles the human and environmental cost of illegal banana plantations in Kachin State.
Tha Gyi Thamee, a restaurant opened last year in Yangon, serves simple, home-style cuisine from Upper Myanmar’s ah nyar region and offers unique, sustainable to-go boxes.
The memoirs of two senior figures in Myanmar’s ex-military government shed light on the junta’s machinations, and expose the cracks in the monolithic image it projected.
Movie fans in Naypyitaw got an early look at the 8th Japanese Film Festival this year, before it heads to Yangon and Mandalay.
As international scrutiny of Myanmar mounts, Rosalie Metro’s novel offers perspective on how the values Westerners carry often undermine their well-intentioned efforts.
A major book sale is returning to Yangon’s Myanmar Expo Hall for a second year with organizers offering discounts of 90 percent.
The fifth ‘Voices of the Youth’ festival takes place this Saturday in Yangon. It aims to encourage young residents to express themselves through music.
Singaporean and Myanmar Artists Blend Photos and Poetry at ‘Tempo(rary)’
Yangon Photo Festival Awards Address Myanmar’s Pressing Issues
Photos Reveal Impact of Illegal Banana Plantations on Workers, Land in Myanmar’s Kachin State
Yangon Photo Festival Spotlights Some of Myanmar's Pressing Issues
When Yangon’s Avenues Traded Colonial English Names for Burmese
The Day the Thai Princess Visited Myanmar
The Building that Dominated Inland Water Trade in British Burma
The Day Japan Signed War Reparations for Myanmar
Confessions of Two Military Men Illustrate the Myth of ‘One Voice’
‘Have Fun in Burma’: A Fictional Exploration of Intercultural Misunderstanding
Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Back for a Second Year
Book Examines Moral Basis of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Concept of Democracy