Newly-minted world champ Aung La N Sang hopes to unite Myanmar through martial arts 

By Maung Zarni Burmese dissident Maung Zarni tells the inspirational story of his fellow countryman, who is fighting to unite the nation It is instinctive for people to look for someone to idolize, look up to, and imitate. Someone from whom they draw strength and inspiration from, to go on with their lives toward where ...

Interviews

RTH Head Tea Mixologist Aung Zin Moe on the science behind a perfect cup of la phet yay

RTH Head Tea Mixologist Aung Zin Moe on the science behind a perfect cup of la phet yay

“I recently gave a new staff member an order that came from a real table of customers. I was watching what he did. When he pulled the tea, he only pulled it once for the first...

What happens when two Mon ladies from Thailand visit the land of their ancestors?

What happens when two Mon ladies from Thailand visit the land of their ancestors?

Aree and Sanga Selakoon are sisters from Ratchaburi province in Thailand. They grew up in Thailand, and Sanga still lives there, in her hometown of Ban Pong, where she gardens the...

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

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 Now...

Working with monasteries, one local organization is educating communities on how to care for their strays

Working with monasteries, one local organization is educating communities on how to care for their strays

Stray dogs are a common sight around Myanmar, including Yangon. While there is no way to gauge exactly how many stray dogs roam the city, a Guardian article from earlier this year...

The art of preserving the art of 1960’s and 70’s Yangon

The art of preserving the art of 1960’s and 70’s Yangon

Although Bob Percival has only been running his RetroYangon Posters business for four months, he’s been collecting the vintage prints ever since he first moved to Yangon four...

The duo behind the Kite Tales talks about their upcoming exhibition

The duo behind the Kite Tales talks about their upcoming exhibition

Last month, on October 17, Thin Lei Win and Kelly Macnamara officially launched The Kite Tales website. On December 8, just under two months after the launch, The Kite Tales...