Ten diaspora restaurants set to promote Indonesian tourism Reply

THE JAKARTA POST Saturday March 24, 2018

Dijakarta Bali Indonesian Restaurant, Paris. (Courtesy of Nina Hanafi/File)

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Ten diaspora restaurants across three continents signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tourism Ministry during the 2018 Tourism National Coordinating Meeting in Bali on Friday as part of their support for promoting Indonesian tourism. More…

African nations are now more like Wakanda: Foreign Ministry Reply

By Agnes Anya  The Jakarta Post Friday March 23, 2018

People stand in front of the Merdeka Building in Bandung, West Java, on Aug. 14. The building was the venue of the Asia-Africa Conference in 1955. JP/Arya Dipa (The Jakarta Post/Arya Dipa)

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesians, particularly entrepreneurs, should change their perspectives about Africa as the region has emerged as one of the world’s potential major markets, a Foreign Ministry official says. More…

U.S. Embassy honors Women Of Change in Myanmar Reply

By Mizzima Friday 23 March 2018

Photo: U.S. Embassy in Burma

U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar Scot Marciel congratulated three recipients of the annual U.S. Embassy Women of Change Award yesterday. This award recognizes women whose work advances the rights of all people in Myanmar and demonstrates the U.S. commitment to the role of women in public life in this country. More…

Out of the shadows, into the shop in Myanmar Reply

By Nandar Aung The Myanmar Times  Thursday March 22, 2018

A graffiti artist puts the finishing touches on a mural or piece under a bridge on the Yangon circle line. Photo – Supplied

YANGON, Myanmar – Amid police crackdowns, a graffiti artist finds new ways to disseminate his art

For years, Yangon’s graffiti artists moved under the cover of darkness, perfecting the art of finding a wall, putting up their colourful mark and disappearing into the night before police even knew they were there. But it didn’t always go to plan, often becoming a game of cat and mouse with the authorities which occasionally resulted in coughing up a fine or worse, spending the night behind bars.  More…

Food trade show positions Thailand as the world’s kitchen Reply

By Naw Betty Han The Myanmar Times Thursday March 22, 2018

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thaifex-World of Food Asia, in its 15th edition, will take place for 5 days, from May 29 to June 2. The event is organised by Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, the Thai Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), and the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC). It seeks to tap into the emerging market opportunities in ASEAN.  More…

A mother’s love triumphs at Tun Foundation literary awards Reply

Zon Pann Pwint The Myanmar Times  March 20,  2018

Amay Hne Kyun Taw (Mother and I) by Dr Khin Maung Win. Shin Moe Myint/The Myanmar Times

The judges describe Dr Khin Maung Win’s winning autobiography as “Engrossing”

Professor Dr Khin Maung Win has won the 2017 Tun Foundation Literary award in the biography section for his 2016 short-story compilation Amay Hne Kyun Taw (Mother and I). (U Thein Tun also owns Myanmar Consolidated Media, which publishes The Myanmar Times.)  More…