Fund-raising is under way to launch the Rangoon-based Harmoneat truck, which will serve dishes from various ethnic groups along with a note about cultural traditions.
Critics say the landmark Thilawa special economic zone is pushing families deeper into poverty, and accuse local officials of strong-arm tactics to force resettlements.
Frustrated by a lack of resolution through conventional means, some land grab victims in Burma are turning to old ways: curses and black magic.
The legend of the Dhammazedi Bell, supposedly lost in the murky Yangon River, has long chimed with dreamers and schemers alike.
Half a millennium after the Portuguese first set foot in Myanmar, their legacy lives on in a remote corner of the country’s north.
A peculiar little museum in a remote corner of eastern Myanmar’s Shan State shows how to eradicate drugs—and erase history.
As Burma’s reform-minded leadership opens the economy, automakers are seeking pole positions in what might become one of the world’s fastest growing markets.
The beautiful centuries-old trees at a cave complex in Shan State create the perfect atmosphere for a famous mile-long pagoda festival.
Pressure on Rangoon’s water supply is growing as the urban population increases and development projects put greater demand on the main pipe feeding the city.
A village in Burma’s remote northeast lays bare the country’s struggle to rein in its narcotics problems, from rising poppy production to rampant drug addiction.
A 60-year-old in Toronto has practiced the Burmese sport almost every day for three decades and is encouraging other foreigners to give it a try.
A key player in a decisive battle that changed the course of Myanmar’s history recalls his role and reflects on what might have happened.
A reporter travels to northern Arakan State, visits the Bangladesh border and makes his way to the village where dozens of people were allegedly killed.
A veteran journalist remembers one of the heroes of Myanmar’s democracy movement, who died a political prisoner—and a true patriot.
Sensing business opportunities but facing no shortage of hurdles, former political prisoners make a go of it in Burma’s reforming economy.
Mining operations are seriously harming communities and the environment in southern Burma’s Tenasserim Hills, while many more mining firms wait to explore the once-isolated range.
A Buddhist monument that was built by Gen. Ne Win near the landmark Shwedagon Pagoda sees few visitors in Rangoon.
A Chinese American centenarian known for flying a famous US general to Myitkyina as part of an evacuation during World War II comes back to the Golden Land.
Burmese child laborers in urban teashops are getting a chance to renew their education on buses that have been transformed into mobile classrooms.
A new exhibit in Rangoon offers a glimpse of the architecture, fashion, culture and daily life of local people over a century ago.