Why is Westlife so popular in Myanmar?

Before I moved to Myanmar, I didn’t know who Westlife was. That’s not because I don’t have opinions on boy bands—I’m a Backstreet Boys boy all the way. I even have a vague memory of debating with my fellow 11-year-olds in the playground of our Southern California Jewish elementary school over which late-90s male vocal ...

Jamunmai: Myanmar fashion for the swashbuckling superwoman

Jamunmai: Myanmar fashion for the swashbuckling superwoman

Wandering a busy, gritty street in downtown Yangon, a stranger catches the eye of fashion designer Julia Expert. The stranger, a middle-aged woman, has neat streaks of thanaka on...

Holding space at the Tree House Garden

Holding space at the Tree House Garden

Behind a big white gate at the end of a narrow lane in Yangon’s most exclusive neighborhood lies a wide, green lawn surrounded by lush trees and dotted with quiet, wooden...

J&Me Studio nails the mani-pedi experience

J&Me Studio nails the mani-pedi experience

Mani-pedi enthusiasts say this small Myaynigone salon deserves recognition for its quality service, low prices, and neighborly staff. “That’s a lot of skin peeling!” A row...

Soak it all in: Chatrium Yangon offers luxe digs and mesmerizing views of Kandawgyi lake and Shwedagon

Soak it all in: Chatrium Yangon offers luxe digs and mesmerizing views of Kandawgyi lake and Shwedagon

| Coconuts Yangon x Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon | Summer is approaching and here’s an idea: A luxurious stay surrounded by greenery and Victorian architecture with views of...

Soaked streets and water fights for Myanmar New Year festival

Soaked streets and water fights for Myanmar New Year festival

The thuds of party music and splash-happy water fights marked the start of celebrations leading up to the Buddhist New Year in Myanmar on Friday, a time of high spirits and...

Is Yangon Southeast Asia’s new hub for boundary-pushing streetwear?

Is Yangon Southeast Asia’s new hub for boundary-pushing streetwear?

| Coconuts Yangon x Les Jeunes | All signs point to yes.

‘Mudras Calling’ actor Zenn Kyi wants to end Myanmar’s ‘copying’ culture

‘Mudras Calling’ actor Zenn Kyi wants to end Myanmar’s ‘copying’ culture

Actor Zenn Kyi has recently become the darling of the Myanmar film world with his breakout role in Mudras Calling. His newfound fame brings with it obsessive fans who are hungry...

Video for catchy Thingyan anthem takes aim at sexual harrassment

Video for catchy Thingyan anthem takes aim at sexual harrassment

Thingyan season is once again upon us, and Thingyan songs, from the classics to the newest releases, can be heard in taxis, shopping malls, and gym playlists all over the country....

‘Voices for Wildlife’ music festival coming to Yangon April 7

‘Voices for Wildlife’ music festival coming to Yangon April 7

The group that has quickly enlisted the public in the fight against poaching in Myanmar is still at it, this time by organizing a free, public music festival in Yangon to...


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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.