Can’t place the face: Aung San statue in Mandalay looks more like recent EU ambassador

We’ve had our fair share of Bogyoke Aung San statue controversies over the past year, mostly involving ethnic minorities who don’t see Myanmar’s founding father as a hero and have no interest in hosting a monument in his honor. This, however, is not that. Instead, the complaint coming from the central Mandalay division is that ...

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Cycle-du-soleil: Man rides motorcycle standing on seat, playing guitar

Cycle-du-soleil: Man rides motorcycle standing on seat, playing guitar

Seven minutes. No helmet. Sure, we cringed a bit, but tell us you’re not at least a wee bit in awe of this foolhardy — and 100% illegal — act of derring-do. What’s...

Yangon Police arrest 34-year-old man accused of smothering his mother with a pillow

Yangon Police arrest 34-year-old man accused of smothering his mother with a pillow

On Monday night, residents of Dagon Seikkan township in Yangon walked into the living room of a local resident, Daw Htwe Kyi, and found her dead, her body black and bruised, after...

Onlookers narrate Pyay Road brawl with cartoon fight noises (VIDEO)

Onlookers narrate Pyay Road brawl with cartoon fight noises (VIDEO)

If you were in the vicinity of Pyay Road in Yangon’s Insein Township last night and noticed a particularly bad traffic snarl, we’ve solved the mystery for you. Cars were...

After driver says he can’t stop, Yangon bus rider takes out his anger on the passenger door (Video)

After driver says he can’t stop, Yangon bus rider takes out his anger on the passenger door (Video)

Drivers aren’t the only people who get road rage. As most regular riders of public transport could tell you, the frustration is real and can cause even the most seemingly...

Rohingya refugee in Malaysia wins internet after returning wallet, phone

Rohingya refugee in Malaysia wins internet after returning wallet, phone

A Rohingya refugee in Malaysia named Amin warmed the internet’s cold, black heart this past weekend when he returned the lost phone and cash-packed wallet of Nick Boden, the...

On her 74th birthday, 10 cakes for Aung San Suu Kyi … ranked

On her 74th birthday, 10 cakes for Aung San Suu Kyi … ranked

It’s been a rough year on the international public opinion front for State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. But while the sting of having countless humanitarian awards ripped away...

The doctor is out: Myanmar medical license revoked over ‘sexy photos’

The doctor is out: Myanmar medical license revoked over ‘sexy photos’

A former doctor who willingly traded in her scrubs for scanties in pursuit of a career as a “sexy model,” won’t be headed back into medicine any time soon. That door was...

Suu Kyi offers condolences to former dictator who ordered her house arrest

Suu Kyi offers condolences to former dictator who ordered her house arrest

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi last week sat down and penned a hand-written condolence letter of condolence to the man who allegedly sent a murderous mob after her in 2003,...

‘Influencer’ Dear Alyne goes 60 seconds on Yangon’s world of umbrella snogging (VIDEO)

‘Influencer’ Dear Alyne goes 60 seconds on Yangon’s world of umbrella snogging (VIDEO)

Rain or shine, umbrellas are a fixture on the streets of Yangon. They have at least two uses we’re well-acquainted with: 1) downpour preparedness, and 2) sun avoidance. But...


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