Youth uses art talent to draw support for elephant protection


In order to raise awareness about the need to protect wild elephants, youth artist Akar Kyaw will stage a March exhibit at Yangon International airport.

The exhibit will feature six large paper elephants spread out across Terminals 1, 2 and 3 in an effort to educate the public about illegal killing of the mighty beasts.

Yangon holds Myanmar Youth Micro Film Contest Public Show

Myanmar Youth Micro Film Contest Public Show was held for three days from February 23 to 25 in Maha Bandoola Park in Yangon, attracting large crowds of audience.

The contest was held with the aim of showing the public award-winning and good films, turning out young film directors and helping create innovative films.

Myanmar’s renowned art on display at National Museum

Artworks by some of Myanmar’s most renowned artists will be on exhibit until February 28 at the National Museum in Yangon.

The exhibition stages paintings by 72 renowned artists, along with a programme on practical drawing, and a series of talks.

Myanmar does not yet have a museum dedicated to art.

“It is distressing to our country that we are not able to open an art museum,” said the Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture, Thura Aung Ko.

Israel movies show at St. John City Mall

The ceremony of showing Israel movies were held at the St. John City Mall’s JCGV movie theatre in Yangon on February 19.

It was arranged by Israel embassy in Myanmar and their target audience is children. The movies are Abulele and Zero Motivation.

Audition for Myanmar Idol Season 3 begins

Auditions have been taken in big cities for Myanmar Idol Season 3 alternatively. On February 13, audition will be held in Pathein.

The judges will be vocalist as well as actor Yan Aung, Myanmar Pyay Thein Tan, Myo Kyawt Myaing and Tin Zar Maw.

Auditions have already been held in Mandalay, Tuanggyi and Magway. On February 20 to 22, Yangon will have audition.

Myanmar cartoonists bag prizes in South Korea

Myanmar cartoonists participated in the Sixth Sejong International Cartoon Contest- SICACO 2017 held in South Korea.

Zaw Lin Naing won the theme prize, with Nge Oo taking best prize and  Aung Thein Htike, Zero, Myat Ko Ko and Ko Nyan gaining  honorable mentions.

“It is an event in which Myanmar cartoonists have the chance to showoff their works. I want to urge

Myanmar cartoonists to participate in such events – not just Korean contests but also those of other countries,” Nge Oo said.

Cartoon exhibition to be held over 3 days


Film portraying Myanmar family wins best Asian feature award

A film portraying the life of a Myanmar family has won the best Asian feature film award at the  closing ceremony of 30th Tokyo International Film Award Festival on November 3.

The director of the, film “Passage of Life”, Akio Fujimoto, won the Spirit of Asia award presented b the Japan Foundation Asia Centre.

Yangon hosts World Police Band Concert

Yangon hosted the 22nd World Police Band Concert on October 28.
The concert started from Strand Road at 8am along Sule Pagoda Road with police bands from host country Myanmar, as well as from Singapore, Vietnam and Japan entertaining the crowd.
The bands then played songs around Sule Pagoda and each band played songs in front of Sakura Tower.

Screens to show World Police Band Concerts

LED boards have been erected to show programmes for the 22nd World Police Band Concert to be held in Yangon on October 28 and 29.

Screens installed on Sakura Tower on Bogyoke Aung San Road in Kyauktada Township and at Ganad Company will broadcast the concerts from 9am to 9pm daily, according to the Yangon Region Police Force.

The concerts will boast 276 police officers, including 60 from Japan, 40 from Singapore, 40 from Vietnam and 136 from host Myanmar