Ten Things to do in Rangoon This Week

By Wei Yan Aung 17 January 2017

Where the Land and Water End | January 14-February 2

German artist Wolfgang Laib, considered one of the top 100 artists in the world today, has installed his new art exhibition inside the cavernous spaces of the historic Secretariat building in downtown Rangoon. The conceptual artist creates large minimalist installations often using natural materials such as milk, pollen, beeswax, rice, and marble.

Jan. 14-Feb.2, 10am-5pm. The Secretariat Building, Theinbyu St. Admission Free.

Paperless Job Fair | January 22

Thirty-six companies will have dozens of jobs on offer Sunday at Burma’s first paperless job fair. Applicants can hunt for jobs across several different business categories. And remember! Don’t bring your paper resumes.

Jan. 22, 9am-4pm. International Business Center (IBC), No. 88, 6.5 mile, Pyay Road, Hlaing Tsp.

Yangon Zoo’s 111th Anniversary | January 21-25

The Yangon Zoo celebrates its historic 111th birthday with lots of games, an unplugged music show, a magic show, a painting competition, and so many other things. The first 111 visitors to the zoo will receive a special present.

Jan. 21-25, 8am-6pm. The Yangon Zoo, Bo Min Kaung St.

Building Personal and Community Wellness | January 21

This conference will promote personal and community wellness, and it will look specifically at the topic of psychosocial health within communities in Burma. Conference objectives are (1) to define what psychosocial wellness means in Burma and to explore the challenges of attaining this wellness, and (2) to build the capacity for promoting wellness and health in individuals and communities, both at the grassroots and the systemic levels. Register by email at: [email protected]

Jan. 21, 9am-4pm. Parami Institute of Liberal Arts and Science, 3rd Floor of Shwegone Plaza, Shwe Gon Tine Junction, Bahan Tsp. Tel: 09-778516070. Admission free.

Khin Zaw Latt: A 15 Year Story | January 20-22

The artist Khin Zaw Latt will showcase paintings that he has assembled over the past 15 years. In July, he will also hold an exhibition in France.

Jan. 20-22. Yangon Gallery, People’s Park and People’s Square.

Chinese New Year Dragon Dance | January 18-22

Chinese New Year will be celebrated, and dragon and lion dance competitions will be held to welcome the upcoming Year of the Rooster on the Chinese calendar.

Jan 18-22. Junction Square, near Hanthawaddy Circle.

Nobel-Myanmar Literary Festival | January 20-22

Addressing the theme of creative literature, the Nobel-Myanmar Literary Festival will feature paper-reading sessions, poem recitals, cartoon shows, and book sales.

Jan. 20-22. The National Theater, Myoma Kyaung St.

Artist Soe Naing | January 21-25

Artist Soe Naing will showcase his works in multiple galleries simultaneously.

Jan. 21-25. Pansodan Scene on Pansodan St, Pansuriya on Bogale Market St., Anya Ahtar Restaurant on 37th St., Ahla Thit Gallery on University Avenue Road, Think Art Gallery on Nawaday St., and Myanmar Ink Art Gallery on Alan Pya Pagoda St.

Yangon Books Street | January 21-22

This weekly book sale is organized by the Ministry of Information and features more than 100 book shops in the same place. Many shops will offer special discounts.

Every weekend, Theinbyu St.

Artist Shein Myint’s First Memorial Show | January 18-22

This memorial art exhibition will showcase the works of late artist Shein Myint, including more than 30 canvases in acrylic, oil paints, and watercolors.

Jan. 18-22. The Myanmar Artists and Artisans Organization, inside Bogyoke Market.