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Waterzonic EDM to be held for the first time in Mynamar

Waterzonic EDM, which can be described as second Thingyan Festival – Water Throwing Festival traditionally held in April – will be held in the One Entertainmet Park at Pawsanhmwe Raod, Tuwana, ...

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Myanmar Classical Dance

By Ma Thanegi

As much as the Myanmar people love festivities, they enjoy dance. Many of the nationalities have group dances to celebrate harvests and New Years when men and women may dan...

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Legend of the Lost Bell

By Jared Downing

The story of the giant bell at bottom of the Bago River begins with a medieval kingdom. It was called the Hanthawaddy Kingdom, a Mon-speaking power based in present-day ...

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Keinari and Keinara

Mythical Creatures
Mythical creatures from ancient legends are often used as decorative motifs for pagodas or musical instruments. They are the Keinari and Keinara, half-human half-bird; ogres with...

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Inclusive Tourism in Kayah State

By Marie Starr
Photos by Phyo Thiha

With improvements to infrastructure, a more convenient visa process and fewer restricted areas, more tourists in Myanmar – both local and foreign – ar...

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Trucking the Old Pass

By  Jared Downing
With recent highway upgrade, the road from Bago to the Thai border is a beautiful, historical hitchhiking journey.
In eastern Myanmar, winding like a grey thread t...

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Twante - A Day Trip

Day Trip #1: Twante -Twante is a small town located across the Hlaing River to the west of downtown Yangon. Though close to the city, the town feels like a world away with its relaxing, rural v...

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Taunggyi fire Balloon Festival

Dates: October 28th to November 4th, 2017
  
Hot-air balloon festival is held one week before the fullmoon day of Tazaungmone. This festival is very well-known as one of the mo...

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Full Moon of Thadingyut

By Noe Noe Aung
Festival of Lights in English is held on the full moon day of Myanmar Lunar month of Thadingyut, the seventh month of Myanmar calendar.Thadingyut is a custom festival which i...

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Yadana Gu Spirit Festival

This is a spirit, or nat, festival which honours the mother of the two spirit brothers for whom the most popular Taung Pyone spirit festival is held. She is the goddess of Mount Popa and her main shri...

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Empty Pocket

By Lwin Mar Htun

Five local musicians who perform together as the band named ‘Empty Pocket’ have produced their very first album, ‘Tawgyi Tan Mha Sar Ta Soun’ (A letter from the ...

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Yangon’s hottest night spot? The Vibe

Yangon nightlife has improved hugely in recent years and the variety of options available to revelers is still on the increase. In the last couple of years, new bars and clubs have cropped up all over...

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Wathann Festival sets the stage for Independent Film

By Lwin Mar Htun
The sixth annual Wathann Film Festival held at Waziya Cinema in Yangon last month showcased the country’s most talented woman filmmakers as they took the big prizes.
He...

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Climb O’ Clock

Aung Khaing Myint greets me at the door with a handshake that billows out in a cloud of chalk powder. Inside, behind him, a young boy clings to the wall while his friend hollers encouragement from the...

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Chilling at 'Chilling Nest'

In Nyaung Shwe, the number of restaurants is growing rapidly, intensifying levels of competition and innovation.One of the latest restaurants causing a stir is the all-bamboo structure, the Sinyaw 2...

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Rice and Ice

Rice and Ice in Food City, Myanmar Plaza, is fast food with a twist – well, it’s not quite fast food, more ‘convenience food’, say its owners.The flagship store, the first of its kind in town,...

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Modern tea shop breakfast and lunch concept takes off in Mandalay

By Stuart Alan Becker

For a delicate western palate in Mandalay at breakfast, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place than Unique Mandalay which is rapidly becoming Mandalay’s m....

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Kayah Resort

A corner of blissful tranquility in a region rich in cultures and legends
By Marie Starr


If Kayah Resort was to be described in a single word it would be tranquil. Located at the ....

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Vestige Café

Vestige Café offers traditional Myanmar food with an exciting modern twist in a quiet corner of Junction City with an unexpected bonus of spectacular views.Vestige started out as a brand of souvenirs....

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Hotel Sakura Princess

Hotel Sakura Princess is owned and run by one individual who is a Myanmar citizen. The hotel is located on a 0.285 acre-wide patch of land in an area of peace and a beautiful ambiance. There are ...

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Wine Pairing advice from the experts at Olea Mediterranean Restaurant at Meliá Yangon

South-east Asian food can be a real challenge for those looking to pair their favorite local fare with a nice bottle of wine.  With chili being such an  important  part  of the foo...

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Eighteen Restaurant

Eighteen Restaurant serves comfort foods with classic cocktails and decadent desserts.
Every dish is well thought out and prepared to ensure the full experience.

Every Monday (After 6pm) : 5...