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LGBT Film Festival: A public display of pride

In late January this year, history was made in a small park in downtown Yangon. Thakin Mya Park in Lanmadaw Township was the location for the opening event of the &Proud film festival – said to be the first ever LGBT event legally held in a public space in Myanmar. In a country where permissio

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Side Effect Indie Band: Moving Forwards with Confidence

A local music band who have been rocking out for the last thirteen years introduced its second album and performed to their fans in the garden of Institute Francais de Birmanie at 8 pm on January 12th last. The performance grounds were almost packed out with over one thousand young to middle-aged mu

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The One Striving to Develop Myanmar Skating to a World Standard

Since 1980 in Myanmar, youths began to gain interest in skating and practice their skills, the now middle-aged fans recall. One of the first official acknowledgements of the sport was when ex-mayor of Yangon, U Ko Lay, held national aggressive inline skate tournaments for three years consecutively f

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In Conversation with Photographer Yu Yu Myint Than

Yu Yu Myint Than’s latest exhibition, ‘Memory Lane,’ is a collection of dreamy and thought-provoking images inspired by stories of domestic violence and a longing for home. The photos have an abstract quality and beautifully portray personal moments of quiet with subjects deep in thought or ex

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