Myanmar marionettes in danger of being strung up?

A fading art among locals, though foreigners mesmerised Marionette expert Daw Ma Ma Naing rues the fact that the traditional art form today survives on tourism while local patronage has rapidly declined, especially among young people. “The only support we get is from foreigners, almost no locals come to watch marionette shows. In the past, […]

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Let Eat Myanmar Traditional Meal

A Burmese meal T’ămìn (rice), also written as htamin, is the core of any Burmese meal. Rice is served with a variety of dishes that characterise Burmese cuisine, a unique blend of Burmese, Mon, Indian and Chinese influences. These dishes use a variety of local, largely plant- and seafood-based ingredients, and as with other Southeast […]

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