A group of divers is saving Myanmar’s marine wildlife from deadly ghost nets

On April 10, 2016, diving enthusiast Thanda Ko Gyi set off for her third visit to The Nursery – a dive site off the coast of Kawthaung, near an obscure islet called Sloop Rock in the Myeik Archipelago. She was excited. When divers first arrived at the site a few years ago, they mistook the 

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Take a selfie of yourself at Yangon’s glittering wonderland

Just beneath the Shwedagon Pagoda, the perfect selfie opportunity for you and your squad awaits. The Myanmar International Lighting Festival has turned a section of People’s...

Take a selfie of yourself at Yangon’s glittering wonderland

‘On the Go’: a Myanmar musical adventure with LA band jackbenny

The brothers behind jackbenny – a cheery LA-based band with a message of love and diversity – tell us about the unexpected audiences they found around Myanmar. by Benny...

‘On the Go’: a Myanmar musical adventure with LA band jackbenny

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]

PHOTOS: Harambe in Taunggyi, and other adorable things we saw

Our feeds are still flooded with gorgeous photos of hot air balloons exploding over the crowd at the Tazaungdaing Festival in Taunggyi last weekend. That’s great. We love...

PHOTOS: Harambe in Taunggyi, and other adorable things we saw

Songs, speeches and a state dinner: Pictures from day one of the Panglong peace talks

Pomp, speechifying and everything in

Songs, speeches and a state dinner: Pictures from day one of the Panglong peace talks

IN PICTURES: After the earthquake, picking up the pieces in Bagan

The 6.8-magnitude quake damaged almost 200

IN PICTURES: After the earthquake, picking up the pieces in Bagan

5 things to know about playing Pokémon Go in Yangon

Traffic jams are now awesome, among other

5 things to know about playing Pokémon Go in Yangon

In photos: A day in the life of a bustling Yangon fish market

Fish, fish and more

In photos: A day in the life of a bustling Yangon fish market

Tourists are getting tattoos in Burmese. Here’s what they say

Some people return from a vacation with souvenirs. Others go home with a foreign language inked into their

Tourists are getting tattoos in Burmese. Here’s what they say