Ten Things to Do in Rangoon This Week

By Wei Yan Aung 28 March 2017


Ni Ni Khin Zaw: Revolution Show | April 1

One of Burma’s most popular singers, Ni Ni Khin Zaw, stages her first solo show.

April 1, 7 pm. People’s Park. Tickets priced between 7,000-100,000 kyats available at City Mart or 09-451010789, ‎‎‎‎09-965010789, and ‎‎‎‎09-782097436.

BBC Symphony Orchestra | April 3

Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra UK perform in Rangoon for the first time, along with the Orchestra for Myanmar (OfM) and the New Children’s Choir (NCC).

April 3. 7 pm to 9 pm. Strand Hotel, Strand Road. Free Admission

Anniversary of Myanmar Federation of Persons with Disability | April 1

Dozens of famous artists perform at this concert to mark the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Myanmar Federation of Persons with Disabilities.

April 1, 7 pm. National Theater, Myoma Kyaung Street. Tickets available for 10,000-30,000 kyats at 09-793926812, 09-790538064.

Centenary of Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay | April 1-4

The centenary of Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay, one of the greatest Burmese writers of the 20th century, will be held at the University of Nursing. Portraits and photos of renowned Burmese writers will be shown as well as the writings of Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay.

April 1-4, 9 am to 5 pm. University of Nursing, Bogyoke Aung San Road. Free Admission.

Bonsai and Burma’s Orchid Show | March 31-April 2

The show features more than 100 species of orchids that bloom in Burma in the summer as well as bonsai trees.

March 31-April 2. Myay Padaetha Garden, Kandawgyi Park. Free Admission

Natural Resources and Harmonious Society Cartoon Exhibition | March 31-April 2

Forty cartoons by 40 cartoonists will be featured on the themes of resources and harmony.

March 31-April 2, 10 am to 5 pm. River Ayeyarwady Gallery. No. 134, 35th Street. Free Admission.


Spring Festival 2017 | April 1-2

This festival features food from around the city, traditional arts and dances, music, a spring fashion show, and other games and activities.

April 1-2, 3 pm to 10 pm. Thuwunna Stadium. Free Admission.

Shwe Daung Circus | Thurs-Sun through April

Shwe Daung Circus has been performing in Rangoon since February and will continue until the end of April.

Every Thurs. and Fri. at 8 pm, Sat. at 3 pm and 8 pm, Sun. at 11 am, 3 pm and 6 pm. People’s Park (Dhammazedi Road Entrance). Tickets start at 5,000 kyats available at City Mart or 09-960012348.

Art Exhibit and Charity | April 1-9

Thirty-five percent of the proceeds from this art exhibition featuring renowned Burmese artists will be donated to homes for the aged.

April 1-9. Wyne Hotel. No. 34, Kyaik Waing Pagoda Road. Mayangone Tsp.

The Thingyan Boat Party (Round 2) | April 1

DJs play along with a beat-synchronized Thingyan sprinkler system. Water guns, towels and phone packs are included.

April 1, 5:30 pm- to 8:15 pm. Arrive anytime from 4:30. Botahtaung Jetty. The Royal Irrawaddy Boat. Tickets are 20,000 kyats.