Miss Ethnic Myanmar pageant belies minorities’ woes

A “Miss Ethnic Myanmar” beauty pageant and a campfire dance with a buffalo skull on Tuesday brought an end to a festival celebrating the country’s ethnic minorities, even as the military remains locked in conflict with many groups. The 41 female contestants sashayed across the stage in Yangon in front of thousands, displaying an array of ...

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Get Fit in Yangon: The top gyms and studios for yoga, interval training, powerlifting, and running

Get Fit in Yangon: The top gyms and studios for yoga, interval training, powerlifting, and running

Whether you love it or hate it, we all need to do some sort of exercise to stay fit. However, gone are the days when it had to be a boring circuit at the gym. These days, the city...

Burmese beauty brand The Skin District 9 makes natural, handmade skincare in Myanmar

Burmese beauty brand The Skin District 9 makes natural, handmade skincare in Myanmar

May Moe Moe Aung launched her skincare line The Skin District 9 back in 2016, after being inspired by the handmade product lines available at Lush. She loved the small batch,...


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