Ten Things to Do in Rangoon This Week (May 30)

By Wei Yan Aung 31 May 2016

The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week.


Football copyAYA Bank Cup 2016

Organized by Ayeyarwady Bank, Burma will host three other countries for a football tournament early next month. Participating teams are from Burma, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore.  All four matches will be aired live on MRTV-4 and MRTV. Ticket prices are 1,000 kyats (US$0.84) and 3,000 kyats. On June 3, Hong Kong will play against Vietnam at 3 pm and Burma takes on Singapore at 6 pm. The third place match will be at 3 pm and the final at 6 pm on June 6.

Tickets are available at Thuwunna Stadium, Aung San Stadium, Padonma Stadium and AYA Bank branches during office hours. Tickets can also be reserved online here.

Where: Thuwanna Stadium, Wai Za Yan Tar Rd, Thingangyun Tsp

When:  Friday, June 3 and Monday, June 6


boxingA boxing competition, “Challenges of the Lethwei Warriors,” will be held at Thein Phyu Stadium.

Where: Thein Phyu Stadium, Rangoon

When: Sunday, June 5 (starts at 2 pm)


SalesShopping Spree in Thaketa

The online marketplace will organize pre-monsoon sales at Capital Hyper Market in Dawbon, Taketa Township. Laptops and computer accessories, handsets, cosmetics, clothes and fashion products will be sold at discounts and there will be a prize drawing.

Where: Capital Hyper Market, Dawbon, Thaketa Tsp.

When: Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5 (9 am to 7 pm)

LatteMyanmar Latte Championship 2016

At the Food & Hotel Myanmar 2016 Exhibition, Golden Brown Coffee Company will celebrate the Myanmar Latte Art Championship.

Coffee baristas from around Burma can attend and will have a chance to enter the worldwide Barista Championship.

Where: Myanmar Event Park (MEP), Shin Saw Pu Street, Sanchaung Tsp.

Hotline:  09260694673, 01570017

When: Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, June 3 (9 am to 6 pm)


Dance‘Dance for Yourself’

“Dance for Yourself” is being organized by No Lights No Lycra, a dance community that was started in Melbourne in 2009. According to the group: “There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement. NLNL is a space where you can completely let go, shake out the stresses of the week, and lose yourself in the music and the physicality of your body.”  Open to all with a suggested 5,000 kyats donation.

Where: Goethe Villa Yangon, No.8, Koh Min Koh Chin Road, Bahan Tsp.

When:  Wednesday, June 1 (7:00 pm to 8:00 pm)


Zaw Ye‘Blending Colors in Urban’

Zwe Yan Naing will have his fifth solo exhibition, “Blending Colors in Urban,” at Gallery 65. There will be a total of 25 works, whose prices range between $800 and $1,200.

Where: Gallery 65, Yaw Min Gyi Street, Dagon Tsp.

When: Saturday, June 4 to Tuesday, June 7 (10:00 am to 6:00 pm)

Desk‘Dark Side’

Ko Ko Naing and Letje Preel will hold an arts exhibition entitled “Dark Side.” A total of 18 works will be showcased at the show and the prices range between $500 and $1,100.

Where: Nawaday Tharlar Art Gallery at Room No. 304, 20/B, Yaw Min Gyi Road, Dagon Tsp. Tel: 09-43097918

When: Friday, May 27 to Thursday, June 2


Ohn Khine Zine (OKZ) will have his second solo exhibit at Ahla Thit Gallery. The exhibition, “Hunting,” will showcase 50 paintings whose prices range between $150 and $1,000.

Where: Ahla Thit Gallery, No. 17, University Avenue Road, Bahan Tsp. Tel: 09-5161173

When: Saturday, June 4 to Sunday, June 12

Thar Maw‘Tharmaw Wai Si Ngwe Taung Pyi’

An art exhibition titled “Tharmaw Wai Si Ngwe Taung Pyi” (literally, “the pleasant development of Karenni State) will be held at Hninzi Myaing Art Gallery. A total of 88 works from nine artists will be showcased, and prices range between $100 and $3,000.

Where: Hninzi Myaing Art Gallery, Hninzigone Home for the Aged, Bahan Tsp.

When: Sunday, May 29 to Thursday, June 2 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Khin Maung Yin‘Kin Maung Yin’s Kin Maung Yin’

To commemorate the two year anniversary of the death of artist Khin Maung Yin, a memorial art exhibition titled “Kin Maung Yin’s Kin Maung Yin” will be held at Peace Gallery. More than 20 works of one of three second-line leaders of modern arts in Burma will be exhibited at the show and some works will be on sale.

Where: Peace Gallery, No. 352/366, Room 10, 2nd Floor, Mahabandoola Park Street, Upper Block, Kyauktada Tsp. Tel: 09-5050641 

When: Saturday June 4 to Friday June 10