Yaykyaw Thadingyut Lighting Festival coming October 2-6

The Yaykyaw Thadingyut lighting festival – the most famous of its kind in Yangon – will be held on a grand scale, as always, in Pazundaung Township from October 2 to 6.

"As before, Yaykyaw will hold the Thadingyut Lighting Festival from October 2 to 6. We will tighten security during the festival period. Shops will be allowed to stay open, but they have to do so systematically. Details will be announced,” said an official responsible for organising the event.

Thai film delegation visits Myanmar

Myanmar filmmakers and directors attended an event on August 28 at Novotel Yangon to meet a delegation of Thai movie makers and artists.

The delegation, comprised of 14 Thai movie producers some of which had already collaborated in making Myanmar movies, discussed many possible ways to improve and collaborate.

Soft launch of Shwebo Paradiso Cinema coming August 25


A soft opening ceremony for Paradiso Cinema in Shwebo Township, Sagaing Region, will be held on August 25 with free screenings of new Myanmar comedies.

Vocalist Ni Ni Khin Zaw wins second place in Asean+3 Song Contest

Vocalist Ni Ni Khin Zaw won second place at the Asean+3 Song Contest on Sunday, and singer Aung Htet won the Audience Award.

The Song Contest was organized by Voice of Vietnam to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN. It was the first music event for young, professional pop singers aged 18 to 35 from ASEAN countries.

The aim of the contest was to provide a venue for cultural exchange and promotion among ASEAN member countries, as well as Japan, the Republic of Korea and China, through music.

Myanmar fashion bares its cutting edge

The country's cutting edge in fashion was unveiled by some of Myanmar's hottest models in Yangon on Sunday and Monday, as five top designers showcased their latest creations.

Artists move in to Yangon 'art garden'

Four artists are living at the art garden opened in Kyauktan Township, Yangon Region, in 

Japanese links to 8888 protests explored in new film

The premiere of a film on Japanese links to the 8888 pro-democracy demonstrations  was launched at the Yangon Novotel on Monday.

 "My Country - My Home" is a joint production of Myanmar's MNTV channel and Japan International Broadcasting (JIB). The launch was attended by president of MNTV Nan Laik Mauk Sai, Yangon region chief minister Phyo Min Thein, Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Tateshi Higuchi and the JIB's president.

Aint Chit to represent Myanmar in Asean concert

Aint Chit says she will represent Myanmar in the Asean 50th anniversary pop concert to be held in Manila on Tuesday.

“I will represent Myanmar as instructed by the Ministry of Religion and Culturem,” Aint Chit said in the lead-up to the August 8 event. “It’s a pop concert so I don’t have to sing something about my country. I’ve chosen a song in Burmese language called ‘Aung Myin Hmu Naut Kwal’ (Behind the success). I will also be wearing Myanmar traditional dress for the one song that I will perform.”

20 beauties to compete in Miss Myanmar International finals

The finals for the Miss Myanmar International 2017 will be held on August 1, with the remaining 20 contestants trying to outdo each other for the crown.

The event, organised by the Stellar Seven Entertainment group, will include the standard “Miss – something” competition components such as swim suits, evening gowns and an obligatory general knowledge section.

Event to mark 10th anniversary of death of writer Tar Yar Min Wai

Commemorations for the 10th anniversary of the death of writer Tar Yar Min Wai will be held at Yangon Book Plaza on August 5.

The event will include readings of his poems and discussions about the legacy of Tar Yar Min Wai. A book titled ‘Tar Yar Min Wai for Memory’ - coordinated by writer Aung Din, a brother of Tar Yar Min Wai – will be given out as gifts to guests at the event. The book will not be sold in shops.