Seasonal Flower of Nat Taw, Thazin (သဇင္)

Among the flowers from each month, let me tell you more about the flower of Nat Taw because it has a very interesting place in Burmese culture. The flower of… 

December 18, 2014 / 0 comment

Have you ever tried Burmese fish sauce ; ngapi yay (ငါးပိရည္)?

Ngapi yay is made up of ngapi – a general term for pungent pastes made from varieties of fishes. Fishes chosen to make sauce are salted and then packed in… 

December 10, 2014 / 0 comment

The art of traditional Myanmar marionettes

Once upon a time, marionette shows were very popular among Burmese people, and highly esteemed by the royal court. No pagoda festival in Myanmar was complete without a marionette show.… 

December 1, 2014 / 0 comment

Myanmar zodiacal signs or the concept of “What-day-born” (ေမြးတဲ့ေန႔)

      Daw Khin Myo Chit, a well-known author in Myanmar for her stupendous writing skills, said “it is quite impossible for a Myanmar to survive without knowing on… 

November 7, 2014 / 0 comment

Season of Kathina, Season of Giving

This month is a very auspicious month because of Kathina festival that is held from the full moon of Thadingyut to the full moon of Thazaungdaing. Of course every month… 

October 20, 2014 / 0 comment

A sign of Peace and White Elephant (Sin-Phyu-Daw, ဆင္ျဖဴေတာ္)

  Of the many things that intrigue the visitors who come to Myanmar, nothing is as complicated to understand as why the white elephant (albino elephant) (sin-phyu-daw ဆင္ျဖဴေတာ္) is very… 

October 10, 2014 / 0 comment

Nats, traditional belief of Myanmar

  When you come to Myanmar, you will see so many awesome things which are very different from other parts of the world, not even similar to Asian countries. If… 

September 29, 2014 / 1 comment

Myanmar: Kayan ( Pa-Daung)

      Kayan Beauties directed and produced by Aung Ko Latt won the awards for Best Cinematographer and Best Sound in 56th Myanmar Academy Awards in Yangon in 2013.… 

June 2, 2014 / 0 comment

A picture which changed a life

        While everybody of Myanmar were excited to see US President Barack Obama in November last year, Arkar Kyaw, 21, painted a graffiti of the president on… 

May 16, 2014 / 0 comment

It’s not that easy to squat in Yangon!

      Hey, men! I am sure you had heard about squatters. It’s all everywhere in news journals, about squatters, about illegal settlement and about clearing them up by… 

May 6, 2014 / 0 comment