By NAN LWIN HNIN PWIN The Irrawaddy 20 November 2017
The number of Moken has fallen to fewer than 1,000 people as the nomadic group struggles with the erosion of their traditional way of living.
YANGON, Myanmar — Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs U Naing Thet Lwin has called for the creation of a special committee to save the Moken, who now number fewer than 1,000 people. More…
A concert celebrating 60 years of Merdeka (Independence)
(From left) Tazul Tajuddin Composer), Hao Zi Yoh (Pianist), Mei Yi Foo (Pianist), Pei Ann Yeoh (violinist). Kharunnisa Diyana Md Noor, (soprano), Bobby Chen (pianist)
Jammu Kashmir Festival and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi presented Natrang Music and Dance Repertory at the Bharativa Vidya Bhavan,, London, Sunday 23 October 2916.
Thanh Nien News Tuesday May 17, 2016
The US government-funded Fulbright University Vietnam has secured the final license for its operation, officially becoming the country’s first private non-profit university. More…
By Kaung Kin Ko Mizzima
Monday May 16, 2016
90s’ Kids Team
A youth group called “90s’ Kids Team” organised a “Free Hugs” campaign outside the Hledan Center in Yangon on May 8 the first of its kind in the country. “Free Hugs” is a social movement that involves individuals offering hugs to strangers in public places. More…
By Mizzima Thursday April 28, 2016
FFI (Fauna & Flora International-Myanmar) has just launched a programme designed to protect wildlife while generating income for local people.It has employed fashion designer Yudhi Adhimiharja to teach local women in Indawgyi how to produce eco-fashion. More…
The Malay Mail Online Saturday April 23, 2016
A YouTube screenshot of Ayah Pin’s Sky Kingdom commune which was demolished in 2005.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 ― Ayah Pin, founder of an interfaith sect called the Sky Kingdom which worshipped a giant teapot in its commune in Terengganu, has died at age 74. More…
The Irrawaddy March 1, 2016
MANDALAY, Myanmar – Colorful garbage bins made from used car tires are on display in Mandalay and were created by Dr. Than Htike Soe, the principal of the city’s No. 26 High School. More…
Saya Kubota at Daiwa Foundation, London
Arttist Saya Kubota gave a talk on her Missing Post Office project, which receives and looks after letters that you want to write but don’t know where to send at Daiwa Foundation, London, 9 February.
The Missing Post Office opened on the island of Awashima on 5 October 2013 and welcomes all to come and read their discarded messages of humanity. There are over 7,000 letters are under the care of the postmaster Mr Nakata.
The Missing Post Office welcomes unaddressed post cards and keeps them for eternity.
The Missing Post Office was created by artist Saya Kubota as a part of the Setouchi Art Festival around the Islands of the Seto Inland Sea in Kagawa Prefecture. It’s actually a renovated post office which closed down in 1991.
By SALAI THANT ZIN / THE IRRAWADDY| Monday, February 22, 2016
Buddha statues and images of creatures from legends carved into stone walls at the site of what is speculated to be an ancient Pyu city in Irrawaddy Division. (Photo: Salai Thant Zin / The Irrawaddy
Most people know little of Myanmar’s ancient Pyu people but for the ruins of their civilization at Sri Ksetra, Halin and Beikthano in central Myanmar—the first sites in the country to receive UNESCO World Heritage status.
Now another ancient city in Lower Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta is believed to be as old as the Pyu sites, the size of which would have been greater than the old royal capital of Mandalay. More…