Grace Baey’s portraits of Yangon’s trans population are intimate without being intrusive [PHOTOS]

Some photographers are able to capture the most delicate moments deftly. With her project Living Choices, Singapore-based shooter Grace Baey showed her ability to do just that. Baey spent one month in Yangon taking pictures of the city’s trans population for the photo series — and despite the short time frame and limited window for gaining ...

Love & Dating

Great date spots in the city: Best places to chat, chill, geek out (and maybe make out) in Yangon

Great date spots in the city: Best places to chat, chill, geek out (and maybe make out) in Yangon

For those of you looking to get romantic in Yangon, the city offers plenty of options from couples massages, to sporty pursuits, to going for drinks in the sky. Though even the...

In Myanmar, the Vagina Monologues are as relevant as ever

In Myanmar, the Vagina Monologues are as relevant as ever

More than 20 years have passed since The Vagina Monologues was created, and like an aging female celebrity in a sexist society, some are asking, “Aren’t you getting a bit too...

Myanmar actress forswears romance, wins fans’ hearts

Myanmar actress forswears romance, wins fans’ hearts

Myanmar actress Na Wa Yut won the admiration of her fans after declaring in a recent interview that she has no time or desire for romance. In the now-viral interview with Myanmar...

Two men scolded for ‘hugging’ at popular reggae bar

Two men scolded for ‘hugging’ at popular reggae bar

A Yangon man says he was a victim of a homophobic insult after a security guard at the popular reggae bar 7th Joint told him and his male companion to stop “hugging”...

Scenes from Myanmar’s first Drag Olympics

Scenes from Myanmar’s first Drag Olympics

Myanmar’s most athletic drag queens competed yesterday in the country’s first Drag Olympics – a fierce test of speed, core strength, and bag-throwing ability. The...

Film Review: ‘Kyi Lay Kyi’ is a romp with would-be rapists

Film Review: ‘Kyi Lay Kyi’ is a romp with would-be rapists

If we want to eliminate sexual assault in Myanmar, we need to start holding artists and institutions that promote rape culture to account, writes Aye Min Thant. Rape culture is...

Guy stalks girl at Shwedagon Pagoda, story goes viral

Guy stalks girl at Shwedagon Pagoda, story goes viral

A Facebook user has received an outpouring of support as he embarks on a creepy quest to find the girl he stalked at the Shwedagon Pagoda on Saturday. The lovesick stalker...

Gynopedia gives Yangon a much-needed health resource

Gynopedia gives Yangon a much-needed health resource

Gynopedia – the site that helps you find tampons in Seoul, an LGBT-friendly gynecologist in Bangkok or the morning after pill in Lima now offers sexual and reproductive health...


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Coconuts Yangon Love & Dating

Buddhist-majority Myanmar is culturally conservative when it comes to sex and relationships. Don’t expect anything like the Bangkok scene! At least not yet. As freedom of speech and expression become entrenched in Myanmar, we may soon start to see some dating culture emerge from behind the lakeside umbrellas where Burmese couples now do all of their canoodling.