Teen Karen musician in South Korea sings about hope in new track ‘The Spring of Myanmar’

Thirteen-year-old South Korea-based Karen singer Naw Martha Htoowah, also known as Wanyiwah or Wah, has released a new song titled "The Spring of Myanmar" containing her hopes for the nation.

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Oh My Buddha! Actor Paing Thakhon’s ripped reverence goes viral all over

Oh My Buddha! Actor Paing Thakhon’s ripped reverence goes viral all over

Paing Takhon, already no stranger to fangirls and fanboys in Myanmar and Thailand, has seen his stock rise globally after swaddling his toned body in maroon robes. While the actor...

Myanmar’s Bagan is arena for Nicolas Cage to battle alien predator in ‘Jiu-Jitsu’

Myanmar’s Bagan is arena for Nicolas Cage to battle alien predator in ‘Jiu-Jitsu’

A Hollywood national treasure hunter at his best in the oddest roles is set to kick – and presumably punch – alien ass in Myanmar’s Bagan in an upcoming film where he faces...

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.

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...

That old familiar feeling: Burmese hit takes hit over Imagine Dragons melody

That old familiar feeling: Burmese hit takes hit over Imagine Dragons melody

First a hit in November, Htet Yan’s Nway Thwar Tal (Makes Me Feel Warm) is back and bigger than ever thanks to its recent popularity on Chinese video app TikTok. But amid an...

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...

(Original) Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Knock-off films ineligible for Myanmar Academy Awards

(Original) Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Knock-off films ineligible for Myanmar Academy Awards

Myanmar’s film industry is infamous for its, um … shall we say “lax” approach to pesky issues of copyright. With the market closed off from outside productions by decades...

Thai film dedicated to Rohingya wins best film at Venice Film Festival

Thai film dedicated to Rohingya wins best film at Venice Film Festival

A Thai film dedicated to the Rohingya people won a top prize at the Venice Film Festival last weekend. Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu in Thai) won the Orizzonti Award for Best Film on...

Myanmar freestyle rap champion to be crowned this weekend

Myanmar freestyle rap champion to be crowned this weekend

Sixteen freestyle rappers from around Myanmar will compete in Yangon this weekend at The Showdown Freestyle Battle, hosted by Full Stop. The competition will be judged...


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The world of Myanmar celeb gossip is a goldmine for journalists, if you can come to grips with it. Who could forget the former beauty queen who, following a win in South Korea, was stripped of the title but ran off with her tiara anyway? We don’t tend to the minutiae of showbiz and celebrity news on Coconuts Yangon, but if it’s juicy and amusing, you can bet we’ve got it.