Winter birds attract visitors in Moeyungyi

More visitors are going to Moeyungyi Inn Sanctuary to see the snow bird migrations.
Winter birds from northern areas of the world fly south due to food shortage and serious weather. Due Moeyungyi Inn’s climate and vegetation, approximately 20,000 birds fly there every year. 

Hang Kang’s The Vegetarian to be launched in Ygn soon

The Man Booker International 2016 award-winning book “The Vegetarian” by South Korean author Han Kang, which was translated by Thintlu in Myanmar, will be published in December by Ngadoh Sarpay publishing house.

Comedian reflects on public suffering

Yangon - For many decades, Myanmar’s comedians have used their spaces, limited as they were, to reflect on the country’s political situation, personalities, and public sentiments.
It would be an exaggeration to say that comedians played a watchdog role on freedom of speech as it was by and large suppressed. But satiric shows of state mismanagement did come through – humorously and full of cynicism.

Memory Film Festival to open in Yangon next month

Yangon, October 24

Singer Aung Yin to stage concert on October 22

A stage show titled "Aung Yin-32" will be held at the National Theatre in Yangon on October 22. Singer Aung Yin will be accompanied by the Evening Star Music Band at the show.

Zaw Paing, R-Zarni, Phyo Pyae Sone, Wai Su Khine Thein and Irene Zin Mar Myint will also perform at the concert, which is organised by Shwesin Entertainment.

VIP tickets cost Ks 50,000, and other tickets are sold for Ks 40,000, Ks 30,000, Ks 20,000 and Ks 10,000.

This is Aung Yin's second concert as a headliner. His first show was in March 2016.


Zun Than Sin crowned Miss Universe Myanmar

The Nation

Zun Than Sin, a 21-year-old music graduate from Yangon’s University of Arts and Culture,was crowned Miss Universe Myanmar 2017 Thursday night, taking home a cash prize of 10,000,000 kyats (Bt300,000).

Thai Philharmonic Orchestra to stage concerts across Myanmar

The Thai Philharmonic Orchestra, based in Bangkok, will stage concerts in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw from 

Un-silent potato documentary to be shown in Myanmar Film Festival

A documentary detailing the plight of a disabled girl is due to be shown at the Myanmar Film Festival in the US later this year.

Sein Lyun Htun’s 22-minute film, Un-silent Potato, will air at the festival in Los Angeles, which will take place on September 10 and 11.

“My documentary is about a disabled girl who was abused and didn’t get a fair trial for that abuse,” Sein Lyun Htun said, adding that he chose to direct the film because he believes media exposure is an effective antidote to ongoing rights violations in Myanmar.  

Anger persists over film ban

The film censorship board had said it banned the screening of a love story between an Austrian woman and a Shan prince over fears it could derail the peace process and damage the Tatmadaw’s image.

Austrian filmmaker Sabine Derflinger’s "Twilight Over Burma: My Life as a Shan Princess" is set in mid-20th century Burma and tells the true story of Inge Eberhard (now Sargent) and her marriage to a Shan prince who was arrested in the wake of the 1962 military coup before dying in mysterious circumstances.

Yangon police fight drug trade ahead of Thingyan

Yangon Region police have enhanced their efforts to curtail the trade of opium and sex-stimulation drugs since March 7 in order to reduce crimes in the region during the Thingyan festival.

Police Col Pyae Sone said: “We are currently working to prevent and educate people on the trading of opium and sex-stimulation drugs. We have been inspecting automobiles every evening since March 7 before and during the water festival.”