MULTIMEDIA - The Irrawaddy Magazine
Japanese Experts Aid Fight to Save At-Risk Wooden Buildings in Burma

It is hoped that advanced techniques being used at the Bagaya Monastery at Ava will help the country to preserve ancient teak wood monasteries.

‘New Reform’ Paintings Exhibition Showcases Old and New Artists

The ‘New Reform’ paintings exhibit at Rangoon’s Lokanat Gallery showcases the paintings of late great Burmese painters as well as today’s young talents.

Burmese Army Accused of Torture as Kachin Conflict Enters Fourth Year

Burma’s military is responsible for torturing ethnic Kachin civilians, a human rights group says on the three-year anniversary of renewed fighting in Kachin State.

Cleaning Up Rangoon’s Streets for World Environment Day

About 200 volunteers hit the streets of Rangoon on Sunday to collect garbage as part of several activities to mark World Environment Day.

Scenic Pa-O Region Sets Hopes on Tourist Visits

Mae Nae mountain could offer foreign visitors as taste of a traditional Pa-O way of life, but obstacles remain for those wanting to visit.

An Inside Look at Letpadaung

An Irrawaddy photographer tours the site of the controversial Letpadaung mine and the nearby copper extraction site at Sabe mountain in Sagaing Division.

Ethnic Padaung Women Left Behind

A visit to a village in Karenni State reveals women who are weighed down by more than just the rings around their necks and limbs.

Burmese Beauty Brings Home First Int’l Crown

Eighteen-year-old May Myat Noe makes history by becoming the first from her country to ever win an international beauty pageant.

South Korea Unveils Monument for Rangoon Bomb Victims

Visiting South Korean Foreign Minister and family members of the victims attend a ceremony near the site of the 1983 bombing by North Korean commando.

The Growing Friendship Between Naypyidaw and the KNU

After meetings in the capital this week, some have speculated that the Burmese government is securing the south in time for a major northern offensive.

Kayan Rebels Mark 50 Years Since Birth of Armed Struggle

Hundreds of ethnic Kayan mark the founding of the Kayan National Liberation Army, a rebel militia formed 50 years ago to fight Burma’s central government.

Hindu Festival Celebrates Renovation of Pyin Oo Lwin Temple

In Pyin Oo Lwin, a former British hill station, several thousand devotees gathered for a festival celebrating the renovation of the town’s Hindu Ganesh temple.

‘The Hope of Tomorrows’ Paintings Exhibition to Open in Rangoon

The paintings of Burmese artist Win Lwin Aung will be exhibited at Lokanat Art Gallery in downtown Rangoon this week.

Living From the Sea in the Irrawaddy Delta

The Irrawaddy’s photographer JPaing headed to the tip of Irrawaddy Division to see the lives of the people in the fishing village of Kadonkani.

Burmese Lawyers Threaten Lawsuit Over Historic Building’s Hotel Conversion

The Myanmar Lawyers’ Network stages a demonstration calling for the Rangoon Divisional Court building to be restored to its former purpose.

Letpadaung Protesters Burn Coffins, Curse Mining Companies

Not for the first time, people living near the massive copper mining project in Sagaing Division look to supernatural forces for help.

Burmese Celebrities Back Constitutional Change Campaign

Actors, singers, songwriters and film directors put their names behind the opposition’s campaign to amend Article 436 of the Constitution.

The Timeless Wonders of Bagan

The Irrawaddy’s photographer JPaing recently visited central Burma’s temple town, which has become a hotspot for local and foreign tourists alike.

A Refuge for Burma’s Elderly Poor

The Thabarwa Center in south Rangoon takes care of homeless, sick and disabled old people who lack family support.

Kicking Off the New Year, Mon Style

On Bilu Gyun, an island near the Mon capital Moulmein, traditional kickboxing competitions are an integral part of New Year’s festivities.