Yangon’s best curry?

At least once a week I find myself wanting a taste of home. The spices, smells and flavours of Yangon are very different to my home, which is approximately 13,000km across the Pacific Ocean. But I’m able to find a familiar, comforting feeling in the offering of 203 curry shop on 37th street. In an […]

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No pay-rise plan for civil servants

There are no plans for a pay hike for civil servants even though the new government is in its second year. Planning and finance deputy minister U Maung Maung Win said that for a wage increase a review would have to be done and all aspects considered. “At present we have no such plans but […]

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City plan for 10,000 apartments

The Department of Urban and Housing Development will implement a housing project with more than 10,000 apartments in Mandalay this fiscal year. It also obtained permission for this from the Union government and regional government, said U Aung Naing Oo, director of that department on May 22. An affordable housing project that was completed last […]

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Novitiation Ceremony of Myanmar

Novitiation ceremony is the unique characteristic in Myanmar. This ceremony usually celebrates during the school holidays, mostly in summer holidays at March & April before the water festival. In the Myanmar tradition the boys are compulsory to enter the Buddhist order for a week or more. In the Myanmar Buddhist tradition it is compulsory that […]

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Myanmar’s coffee and tea regain popularity

Long before hipster and modern cafes made coffee and tea enjoyment a popular pastime all over the world, the people of Myanmar have been enjoying the fruits of high-quality coffee beans and traditionally brewed teas. Coffee, which is not a new industry for Myanmar, was first introduced by the British in the 1800s. With a […]

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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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Something to chew on

Dental implant treatment is on the rise in Myanmar, though remains much more expensive than other options available locally for replacing rotten teeth. Tooth replacement comes in three forms – removable dentures, fixed bridges and implants, says implant prosthodontist Dr Myat Nyan. He founded Sakura Dental Implant Centre in 2010, and says coverage on MRTV-4 […]

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