Get your paws on some pretty cakes from Frosting Cat

When Myanmar began its gradual integration with the international community a few years ago, its citizens became aware of things that the rest of the world had long taken for granted: Facebook, credit cards, smartphones…and fondant cakes Today, the man behind Frosting Cat café is on a mission to tell the people of Myanmar that their wildest dreams can come true on the surface of a cake With over 70,000...

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Why Myanmar youth are ditching their adopted English names

Feathers fly as Chin National Day kicks off in Falam [PHOTOS]

As Chin people tell it, Chin National Day commemorates the struggle against feudalism, colonialism and imperialism Yesterday, people from all over Myanmar and abroad came...

Feathers fly as Chin National Day kicks off in Falam [PHOTOS]

Football: Myanmar, from Asia’s pride to prolonged slide

Shouts reverberate under the concrete overpass as barefoot players jostle for the ball, a sad echo of Myanmar's long-lost footballing glory days which authorities are now...

Football: Myanmar, from Asia’s pride to prolonged slide

Myanmar activists fight for child servant rights

Thi Thi Nwe waited three days until the girl was left unguarded in her hospital bed to approach her, the first step in a months-long process highlighting the challenges...

‘There was a lot of blood’: Myanmar sisters scarred by abuse

Khin Khin Tun's back is a patchwork of burns, searing memories she says from when her former employer poured two flasks of boiling water over her flesh -- one for each orange...

Drip irrigation helps alleviate hardships for Dry Zone farmers

In the Dry Zone’s harsh environment, where many farmers struggle to eke out a living, drip-irrigation vegetable gardens help hundreds of families get by By Htet Khaung Linn /...

Drip irrigation helps alleviate hardships for Dry Zone farmers

Why isn’t Myanmar killing the coffee game? An interview with the coffee Genius

Genius Shan Highlands Coffee founder Ngwe Tun discusses organic coffee growing, marketing, and the challenges for Myanmar’s coffee industry By Phyo Thiha Cho / Myanmar...

Why isn’t Myanmar killing the coffee game? An interview with the coffee Genius

The U Ko Ni I knew

In April last year, I took a foreign journalist to the downtown house of a prominent lawyer and government advisor in Yangon This was around the time that the newly elected...

The U Ko Ni I knew

26 years ago today, Iraq destroyed the Myanmar embassy in Israel

Today, Myanmar and Israel take pride in their historic relationship Why isn't the destruction of Myanmar's embassy in Israel in 1991 part of that history "My home in Tel...

26 years ago today, Iraq destroyed the Myanmar embassy in Israel

Optimism & despair: Obstacles remain as Aung San Suu Kyi enters second year in power

In February 2016 Myanmar saw its first freely elected government in more than half a century sworn in to parliament But while change is happening, a more inclusive and democratic...

Optimism & despair: Obstacles remain as Aung San Suu Kyi enters second year in power

Coconuts Yangon Features

Yangon can sometimes feel like a bubble. The culture and the economy are changing quickly, whereas other parts of the country go relatively unaffected by Myanmar’s political transformation, if not worse. Coconuts Yangon is here to remind you that there is work to be done in this country in order for children and workers to be protected from abuse, for farmers to retain ownership of the land that sustains them, for Myanmar’s prized peacock population to survive. There is inequality in this city – between men and women, Buddhists and Muslims, immigrants and locals. And there are also many tireless people working to make the city a better place. Being conscious of the city’s complexities and victories will help us all look out for each other better.