Myanmar celeb leaves live stream amid barrage of criticism for selling jewelry in tough times

Htet Htet Moe Oo, 50, a two-time best Burmese actress on the Myanmar Academy Awards, disconnected from a live stream yesterday in which she was panned for insensitivity for peddling jewelry amid tough times in the country.

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Myanmar’s filmmakers band together against whims of censors to demand #RatingSystemNow

Myanmar’s filmmakers band together against whims of censors to demand #RatingSystemNow

Filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi received an usual censorship request for his 2013 film Thanakha. “There was a scene where a couple makes love in the film,” he said. “I hadn’t...

From Singapore with love: Eats and beats from the Lion City return to Yangon

From Singapore with love: Eats and beats from the Lion City return to Yangon

A garden party with food, music, fashion, and more at one of Yangon’s most eclectic landmarks.

Experience fabrics as world-saving art at Gallery 65

Experience fabrics as world-saving art at Gallery 65

Three-day exhibition goes off the canvas to put an ecological twist on traditional textiles.

Capturing Yangon, one sketch at a time

Capturing Yangon, one sketch at a time

You can find them every Sunday, usually in a group of fewer than 10, quietly sketching the buildings, streetscapes and faces of Yangon in a bid to document a time of rapid change...

Cage Match: Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage to fight aliens in Myanmar

Cage Match: Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage to fight aliens in Myanmar

Nicolas Cage, the Hollywood actor best known for his especially prolific film career, has set his sights on Myanmar for his upcoming sci-fi film, Jiu Jitsu, in which he fights...

Yangon gripped as big-budget blockbuster brings streets to standstill

Yangon gripped as big-budget blockbuster brings streets to standstill

Cars dangling from cranes, street shootouts and actors rappelling from roofs — Yangon residents were transfixed this week by the filming of a big-budget Hong Kong action...

Coconuts Yangon Directory Contest: Submit your event or business for a chance to win a free advertising campaign!

Coconuts Yangon Directory Contest: Submit your event or business for a chance to win a free advertising campaign!

If you’ve been clicking around Coconuts lately, then you’ll have noticed the expansion of the Coco universe — our Coconuts Directory is up and running,...

Miss Ethnic Myanmar pageant belies minorities’ woes

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...

This year’s Yangon Pride Week, celebrating Myanmar’s LGBTIQ community, is the biggest yet

This year’s Yangon Pride Week, celebrating Myanmar’s LGBTIQ community, is the biggest yet

Yangon Pride has arrived, and its organizers &Proud have a pretty solid schedule of activities lined up for the week. From January 25 to February 3, Myanmar’s LGBTIQ...


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