Myanmar cartoonists lead media-jeering as Rohingya flee

Cartoons taking aim at Rohingya Muslims are spreading rapidly across social media in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where public opinion on the crisis stands in stark contrast to the outcry overseas. Fanned by Myanmar’s civilian and military leaders, an information war has taken hold and is being embraced with gusto by a legion of satirists, meme-makers ...

ACID – Myanmar’s hip hop godfathers – to reunite at the Clubhouse tonight

ACID – Myanmar’s hip hop godfathers – to reunite at the Clubhouse tonight

Three of the founding fathers of Burmese hip hop are putting on a rare performance tonight of the music that got them to the top of the charts, the chopping block of the...

Monsoon Madness gets nationalist rebranding after DJs pull out

Monsoon Madness gets nationalist rebranding after DJs pull out

The organizers of the Monsoon Madness Music Festival have confirmed that all four of the original international acts on their lineup have pulled out. In an attempt to salvage...

International DJs remove Myanmar festival from tour schedules

International DJs remove Myanmar festival from tour schedules

In the past 24 hours, two international DJs who were scheduled to headline at the upcoming Monsoon Madness Music Festival in Yangon have removed the festival from their tour...

Is Myanmar safe to visit now?

Is Myanmar safe to visit now?

Being Rohingya in Myanmar can be fatal, and being Muslim here is increasingly dangerous, too. But many people still want to know – what about being a tourist? As wars rage...

New art series celebrates the beauty in Myanmar daily life

New art series celebrates the beauty in Myanmar daily life

American artist and designer McKenna Kemp first visited Myanmar a year and a half ago, not knowing the country would end up playing host to the next chapter of her life. In the...

Home Away From Home: A serene escape at Yun Myo Thu Hotel in Bagan

Home Away From Home: A serene escape at Yun Myo Thu Hotel in Bagan

| Coconuts Yangon x Yun Myo Thu Hotel | It’s about time you checked Bagan of your bucket list.

Ni Ni Khin Zaw wins second prize at Asean+3 Song Contest

Ni Ni Khin Zaw wins second prize at Asean+3 Song Contest

Myanmar singer Ni Ni Khin Zaw won second place at the Asean+3 Song Contest in Thanh Hóa, Vietnam, on Sunday, losing the top prize to Darlin Joy Baje from the Philippines. The...

Meet the woman behind the first Burmese translation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘We Should All Be Feminists’

Meet the woman behind the first Burmese translation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘We Should All Be Feminists’

For the first time since its publication in 2014, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists will be translated into Myanmar language. Adapted from Adichie’s 2012...

Sao Yoon Waddy Oo crowned Miss Myanmar International 2017

Sao Yoon Waddy Oo crowned Miss Myanmar International 2017

Yangon-based chef and restauranteur Sao Yoon Waddy Oo was crowned Miss Myanmar International on Tuesday after beating out 19 other women for the title. She will now go on to...


 

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.