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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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An Australian adventurer and his quest to establish a Myanmar motorbike tour

It all started five years ago, when Matt Riley from Newcastle, set out on his trusty Yamaha Tenere 660XTZ touring bike to cross his home country in search of new places, somewhere unvisited to discover.

 “I wanted to get around Australia more and visit places people don’t go and be t

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GREEN KINGDOM: Bagan in the Rains

Probably the most common image of Myanmar is a sunset or sunrise view over Bagan’s plane of ancient temples. You might notice that these images, provoking a sense of timelessness and mystery, are usually shot at a time of year when fresh green growth is sprouting healthily across the land and betw

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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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