Iron Cross band to go live on TV

A special 90-minute programme of solo concerts by each of the four vocalists of Iron Cross band will be broadcast live on 4HD and 5 Special TV channels later this month.

The four artists – Lay Phyu, A Nge, Myo Gyi, and Y Wine – will perform live on TV for the first time with their band, as part of a joint collaboration between the Iron Cross and Forever Blossom.

Belgian reality TV game show returns to Myanmar

A documentary film crew from the Belgian-based production studio Eccho Line BVBA recently returned to Myanmar to film the fifth season of its reality TV game show, “Pekin Express”, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

Over the course of two weeks, the film crew travelled across the country to film in around 30 destinations, including popular tourist destinations like Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw, and Taunggyi. 

Lest we forget

The Death Railway Museum is set to open in Thanbyuzayat, Mon State in September after construction began in March, according to Min Banyar San, chairman of building company Tala Mon. The museum will be located next to a newly built hotel, a shopping mall and a gift shop.  

Saving Yangon’s heritage

Moe Moe Lwin, vice chairperson of the Yangon Heritage Trust (Photo - EMG)

The Yangon Heritage Trust is on a mission to safeguard Yangon’s colonial-era buildings of historical and artistic importance. The non-governmental organisation has its own criteria when it comes to designating buildings as heritage sites. In this interview with Eleven Myanmar, Moe Moe Lwin, YHT’s vice chairperson, highlights the need to monitor the way some historical buildings are being used by private leaseholders and discusses whether the government should take conservation into its own hands.

‘Long March’ exhibit cut short by nervy venue owner


A photo exhibition chronicling recent student uprisings in Myanmar was brought to an abrupt end last Sunday after a request by the condominium owner, according to its organisers.

Licence to roll


Tanned to a deep espresso, shaded by a bamboo hat strapped under his chin, Linn Naing mounts his black Hero bicycle like a cowboy saddling up on his steed. He props up the red cushions in his sidecar, and his flip-flopped feet churn the pedals, heaving man and machine forward in search of an honest day’s wage.

OTBT serves up terrific coffee – and unseen destinations

Off the Beaten Track Café (OTBT), located in Kandawgyi Natural Park, is a breath of fresh air in Yangon’s coffee scene with its extensive menu featuring more than 100 options of European and Asian cuisine. 

OTBT grilled chicken, country-style chicken curry, and Singaporean fried shrimp are some of the must-try dishes costing betweenKs 1,000 (US$1) and Ks 8,000 (US$8). Other specialitiesincludelaphet salad (pickled tea leaf salad), spring rolls and fish head soup.

Live act, classic hits

Since debuting shortly after 2000, Sone Thin Par quickly earned recognition with the title song of her debut album “Kabargyi Ka Kyinn Tal So Pay Mae”. The catchy tune, itself a local cover of Mark Dinning’s classic hit “The World is Getting Smaller”, simply launched her career in music. With a string of hits under her belt and an ever-growing fanbase, Sone Thin Par is set to stage her first concert tomorrow.

Coca-Cola Myanmar names Eaint Chit, Mi Sandi as brand ambassadors

Popular female artists Eaint Chit and Mi Sandi have been appointed Coca-Cola Myanmar’s new brand ambassadors. 

The two artists will join existing brand ambassador Sai Sai Kham Leng to tour the country as part of Coca-Cola’s Myanmar Summer Festival.

‘Lady of the Lake’ honoured in Bangkok

“Lady of the Lake”, a Myanmar documentary by Zaw Naing Oo, has received a special award at the Salaya International Documentary Film Festival at the end of last month.

“Lady of the Lake” unravels a belief in the supernatural among the residents living near Moe Yun Gyi Lake in Bago Region. The film has figured prominently at several international film festivals.