Portrait of Myanmar’s ‘Buddhist Bin Laden’ chills Cannes

by Fiachra Gibbons / AFP Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at the height of his power, when corpses would wash up every morning on the shores of Lake Victoria and Kampala was rife with rumours that he was eating his opponents. But in his decades of documenting evil, the veteran Swiss filmmaker

5th Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival kicks off on June 14

The film festival that once gave away tattoos spelling out the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is coming back for its fifth run in 2017. This year’s Human Rights Human...

5th Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival kicks off on June 14

Myanmar stunt bikers dazzle on Yangon’s streets

Skidding and screeching across the concrete the young bikers perform a carefully choreographed dance of gravity-defying stunts, a dazzling display of Myanmar’s thriving...

Myanmar stunt bikers dazzle on Yangon’s streets

All-women hip-hop dance group Swaggers Company is coming to Myanmar

The hip-hop dance crew that has been battling its way across France for the last eight years is coming to Myanmar to spread the message that “women can own the place.”...

All-women hip-hop dance group Swaggers Company is coming to Myanmar

6 reasons Vogue’s advice on Myanmar is dumb and racist

Someone named Claire at Vogue last week gave us “8 Reasons to Skip Thailand and Head to Myanmar Instead”. It is a treasure trove of casual racism and factual inaccuracy that...

6 reasons Vogue’s advice on Myanmar is dumb and racist

Ninjas are coming to Yangon and Mandalay next week

Ninjas from the Rai Fu Jin ninja squad will be performing and holding ninjutsu workshops in Yangon and Mandalay next week. The events are hosted by the Japan Cultural House and...

Ninjas are coming to Yangon and Mandalay next week

[VIDEO] Watch Soulja Boy ‘Crank That’ in Yangon to promote UnderDawg Festival

 Soulja Boy blessed the stage at Yangon’s Junction City today while promoting the Road to UnderDawg Festival, which kicks off tomorrow night at The Vibe. With dozens of fans...

[VIDEO] Watch Soulja Boy ‘Crank That’ in Yangon to promote UnderDawg Festival

New photography exhibit explores the diversity of Yangon storefronts

What’s the most beautiful thing in Yangon? The puppies, the pagodas, the inside of Marketplace by City Mart – those are the easy answers. But for one photographer, the answer...

New photography exhibit explores the diversity of Yangon storefronts

[VIDEO] Myanmar’s skate punks break free from a repressed society

After years of repression, the government of Myanmar has started to loosen its on grip on society. Now, a once isolated society is finally getting a taste of the outside world,...

[VIDEO] Myanmar’s skate punks break free from a repressed society

Celebrate (belated) World Book Day at the British Council center tomorrow

World Book Day might’ve already passed (the official day was yesterday on April 23), but the British Council center in Yangon is celebrating it a few days late, and parents,...

Celebrate (belated) World Book Day at the British Council center tomorrow

Coconuts Yangon Lifestyle

Myanmar is changing quickly, and nowhere is that more true or more exciting than in Yangon. A city that a few years ago was unknown to most people in the rest of the world is now on the map as an artistic and innovative hub, drawing in internationally renowned artists from a wide range of fields. The Lifestyle section of Coconuts Yangon covers everything from modern ways to wear the traditional longyi to stoners debating the reason for a sudden lack of weed in the city to the many ways art makes history here. This is also where we give you guys heads-ups about upcoming concerts, interesting movies that are coming to local cinemas, the latest shopping boutiques, and any other kewl activities and events that we think are worth mentioning. Whether you’re looking for ticket sale dates for an upcoming EDM festival, the opening date of the newest shopping mall, or an overview of a currently ongoing art exhibition to see if it’s something you’d be interested in, Coconuts Yangon’s Lifestyle guide is here to please. Yangon’s lifestyle scene always has something for everyone, and even if you often find yourself feeling like there’s nothing really exciting to do in town (we get that not everyone enjoys raving to EDM on a weekly basis), we guarantee that there’s something going on that caters to your interests — you just need to know where to find it; luckily for you, Coconuts Yangon’s Lifestyle section is the perfect place to start looking.