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 and progress in the city. It’s been just four months since the launch of Yangon Urban Sketching, the Facebook group that brought ...

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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...

The new Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Yangon is a modern design concept with lake and pagoda views

The new Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Yangon is a modern design concept with lake and pagoda views

It's Wyndham's second opening in Myanmar, after its boutique debut in 2017.

Things To Do This Weekend (Dec 7 – Dec 9): Oxford Sayadaw, Voice Of the Youth 2018 Music Festival, Yangon Farmer’s Market and Stand Up 4 Human Rights

Things To Do This Weekend (Dec 7 – Dec 9): Oxford Sayadaw, Voice Of the Youth 2018 Music Festival, Yangon Farmer’s Market and Stand Up 4 Human Rights

What’s up Yangon folks? We’ve got an eclectic mix of art, music and personal development events curated for this upcoming weekend. Check out up and coming local artists right...

Things To Do This Weekend – Market Edition (Nov 30-Dec 2): Yangon Farmer’s Market, The Makers Market, Yangon Zay and Singapore Festival

Things To Do This Weekend – Market Edition (Nov 30-Dec 2): Yangon Farmer’s Market, The Makers Market, Yangon Zay and Singapore Festival

This weekend in Yangon is a big one for open markets – there is a Singaporean market, a Yangon market and a bougie Yangon Zay. If shopping for food, produce or crafts...

Things To Do This Weekend (Nov 23-25): Yangon Farmer’s Market, The Peacists X the REASONABILISTS, and Tazaungdaing Night Bazaar

Things To Do This Weekend (Nov 23-25): Yangon Farmer’s Market, The Peacists X the REASONABILISTS, and Tazaungdaing Night Bazaar

We’ve got a pretty exciting weekend ahead in Yangon — a farmer’s market, an indie rock show, and an immersive music/visual experience starring a famous...


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