Red betel nut stains cause alarm in South Korea

South Koreans living in an Incheon neighborhood where a group of Burmese have recently carved out a little enclave were at first perplexed, then worried. What were the little red splotches that had begun to appear around town? Some sort of outbreak? The answer was, thankfully, a lot less alarming: betel nut. Getting to the ...

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Cock-Eyed Logic: Fighting birds spared indignity of arrest by local news outlet

Cock-Eyed Logic: Fighting birds spared indignity of arrest by local news outlet

Two gamecocks photographed alongside three men following a Sunday cockfighting bust were spared further indignity this week when a Myanmar news outlet made the humane move to...

Say Cheese: Railway staffers chomp on pencils, chopsticks as part of smile ‘training’

Say Cheese: Railway staffers chomp on pencils, chopsticks as part of smile ‘training’

Is it really that hard to smile? Apparently so for 5,000 Lower Myanmar Railways staffers who are currently being trained how to do just that as part of a Japan-sponsored training...

Voice(over) of a Generation? Comedy page syncs with Yangon youth

Voice(over) of a Generation? Comedy page syncs with Yangon youth

A new Myanmar Facebook comedy page has gone from zero to 82,000 (followers) in barely a week even though it so far boasts only three videos. With over 67,000 likes (and climbing)...

Local Myanmar singer-songwriter really really loves Superman (VIDEO)

Local Myanmar singer-songwriter really really loves Superman (VIDEO)

There are plenty of songs written about Superman but few that capture the adoration that local singer-songwriter Thang Paa shows for the caped hero in this, um … touching...

Two men drown after excavator plunges into river in Rakhine

Two men drown after excavator plunges into river in Rakhine

Two men drowned in Northern Rakhine state on Monday when the excavator one of them was operating toppled into a river, Burmese-language outlet Eleven Media is reporting. The...

Cena ‘round town: WWE-themed sign catches eyes at Yangon market

Cena ‘round town: WWE-themed sign catches eyes at Yangon market

It’s rare for any single sign in the middle of Yangon’s frenetic Bogyoke Zay market to make much of an impression, but one otherwise nondescript sign stands out not for its...

Watch: MP argues for constitutional review with traditional Hindi song

Watch: MP argues for constitutional review with traditional Hindi song

Naypyidaw’s Union Assembly meetings are usually routine and often boring affairs — save for that dramatic confrontation between the military and the NLD-led civilian...

Firefighters lose cool after woman calls ’30 times a day’ seeking SIM top-up

Firefighters lose cool after woman calls ’30 times a day’ seeking SIM top-up

Fire departments have many important functions. They’ll rescue you from a burning building, put out a forest fire, even rescue a cat that’s climbed a utility pole....

Myanmar’s Miss Universe entrant in 2016 has set her sights set on some serious civic engagement

Myanmar’s Miss Universe entrant in 2016 has set her sights set on some serious civic engagement

Htet Htet Htun is running for the YCDC Development Committee, the Yangon administrative body responsible for city planning, land administration, tax collection, and development,...


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