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No.2 Art Area: Interview with founder and prominent graffiti artist Arker Kyaw

In a quiet, leafy street off Yangon’s Sayasan Road, a wall of shiny corrugated zinc stands awaiting its paint.
Beyond the steely exterior, on the front wall of what he calls the No. 2 Art Area, graffiti artist Arker Kyaw’s colorful Vishnu, the Hindu god, brandishes a can of spray paint and a

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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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