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 none other than local heartthrob Sai Sai Kham Hlaing Earlier today, the SAI Cosmetix Facebook Page released a video of Sai Sai surprising one very lucky young fan in person on V-Day Armed with pink and white balloons, a bouquet of...

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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 is...

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

Myanmar fashionista holds ‘plus size’ beauty contest

In what may be the first event of its kind in Myanmar, the owner of a clothing store has held a beauty contest with "plus size" contestants The “Miss Plus Size Beauty Queen...

Myanmar fashionista holds ‘plus size’ beauty contest

5 things to do in Yangon this weekend: August 12

Naga hour at various bars and restaurants (Friday) Drink for a very good cause this Friday at bars including Union, Gekko, Tin Tin Tin and Port Autonomy They are holding a...

5 things to do in Yangon this weekend: August 12

Clothing equality in Myanmar? Behold the pocket longyi

As a Jezebel writer put it recently: “I love purses I love them I also happen to not want to carry one most of the time” If you're a woman who has resented carrying a...

Clothing equality in Myanmar? Behold the pocket longyi

5 things to do in Yangon this weekend: July 29

Opening of Q-Bar at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel (Saturday) Never turn your nose up at free drinks The booze (and canapes!) is free-flow from 6pm until 7:30pm at the opening of...

5 things to do in Yangon this weekend: July 29

Fantasies come to life at Myanmar ‘cosplay’ convention

Purple-haired princesses, wolves and dolled-up maids mingled at a "cosplay" fantasy costume festival held this weekend in Myanmar, where the global role-playing craze is building...

Fantasies come to life at Myanmar ‘cosplay’ convention

Designer launches ‘Colors of Burma’ line featuring ‘rice pants,’ ‘thanaka garments’ and ‘tiger tunics’

Repurposing Myanmar's cultural traditions for the glitzy fashion world has rarely worked In 2015, there was the outrage over the skimpy sarongs and the furore over the...

Designer launches ‘Colors of Burma’ line featuring ‘rice pants,’ ‘thanaka garments’ and ‘tiger tunics’

Want! Burmese-language Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts

Have you ever sat around and wondered: how can I support efforts to preserve the region’s musical traditions while wearing something with Burmese writing on it which also...

Want! Burmese-language Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts

In pictures: NLD party swag is outperforming the competition

Of all the parties taking party in this weekend's historic polls, Aung Sung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy has the most visible swag At their massive rally on...

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.