Myanmar climbers take latest yoga trend to new heights

by Athens ZAW ZAW First there was beer and paddleboard yoga. Then someone added goats to the mix. Now fitness buffs in Myanmar are taking the latest body-bending trend to whole new heights – pulling off yoga poses on a climbing wall. Khin Myat Thu Zar zips up to the top of a wall at ...

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Myanmar beauty queen dethroned after posting graphic Rakhine video

Myanmar beauty queen dethroned after posting graphic Rakhine video

A Myanmar beauty queen has been disqualified from a major international pageant just days before she was scheduled to compete after she released a video statement that blames the...

A day at Yangon’s brand-new, half-finished shopping mall

A day at Yangon’s brand-new, half-finished shopping mall

I drove my electric bicycle down Shwedagon Pagoda Road yesterday toward Junction City. It was the mall’s opening day, and I was curious about what it would offer. As I...

Charity auction next week: Win a dinner with the ‘Burmese Python’

Charity auction next week: Win a dinner with the ‘Burmese Python’

Myanmar’s very own ‘Burmese Python’ is back soon, and he’s bringing signed one-of-a-kind memorabilia for die-hard fans. But Aung La Nsang isn’t just giving away these...

MGOU brings ‘commercial Zen’ to Myanmar

MGOU brings ‘commercial Zen’ to Myanmar

Whenever I walk into an MGOU store, my inner monologue can’t help but point out: “Wow, this place is really not terrible.” The further I venture down the aisles past plush...

VIDEO: A Valentine’s Day one Sai Sai fan will never forget

Valentine’s Day may be over, but that doesn’t meant you have stop showing off the gifts that that special someone surprised you with, especially if that special someone is...

T-shirt bearing Suu Kyi’s painting gets auctioned off for $46,000

T-shirt bearing Suu Kyi’s painting gets auctioned off for $46,000

How much would you pay for a t-shirt? US$10? $15? How about $46,000? No? How about if it was super rare and one-of-a-kind and had been signed by the Lady herself? If your answer...


 

Coconuts Yangon Fashion & shopping

The cliché goes that Myanmar loves to shop…in Bangkok. While the well-heeled still head overseas for serious indulgences, Yangon is home to a glorious selection of local retail offerings. Bogyoke Market is home to scores of vendors selling beautiful fabrics from across the country, as well as the usual tourist souvenirs. International brands can be found in the few malls, the newest of which, Myanmar Plaza, is a multi-story structure typical of the region. Fashion styles are changing, too, though the traditional longyi is still the dress of choice for both men and women. If there’s something worth buying or a style worth following (or puzzling at), you can bet we’ll be reporting it on Coconuts Yangon.