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‘Digital artefacts’ on display for visitors

Thanbuzayat war cemetery. Photo: Hans Hulst
Thanbuzayat war cemetery. Photo: Hans Hulst

Those interested in the history of the Second World War in Burma will be able to learn more following two announcements from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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A déjà vu encounter with tattoo artist Ma Phyu Thazin Soe

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Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima

After pacing the block in search of the tattoo studio we climbed the dusty steps of a nondescript downtown apartment building. Aside from operating unofficially in a residential building, the studio looked exactly like those I had visited abroad, save for the Buddhist altar tucked in a corner above stacks of binders teeming with photos of fresh tattoos.

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YANGON (AFP) - Behind a wooden counter in downtown Yangon's Coffee Club, the unmistakable hiss of a barista steaming milk briefly drowns out a funky soundtrack piped through a store filled with students glued to their smartphones.

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A new take on some old Myanmar favourites

Photo: Rangoon Teahouse
Photo: H.M.A Photos/Rangoon Teahouse Facebook

It is worth visiting the newly-opened Rangoon Teahouse just to learn the name of your favourite type of Myanmar tea.

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The New York art exhibition will highlight some of the best traditional Buddhist art in Myanmar. Men drying sand paintings under the sun at the Gu Byauk Gyi pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar, January 16, 2010. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

An exhibition “Buddhist Art of Myanmar” is set to open in New York in the United States displaying religious artifacts from museums in Myanmar.

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Celebrating Yangon’s rich heritage

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Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima

A department store once regarded as the “Harrods of the East” and a grand example of syncretic Myanmar architecture is among a growing number of buildings in Yangon wearing a blue badge of distinction that celebrates their heritage.

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