Despite the chance of negative reactions, many Burmese bypass the doctor’s office to buy prescription-only medicine without prescriptions, hoping to save money and time.
An ethnic Karen woman finds support for her illness after moving to Thailand, where she now helps run a shelter for orphans and vulnerable women.
A 92-year-old Kachin man, who is living in a camp for internally displaced person, recalls his decades of fighting against—and for—the Tatmadaw.
A synagogue in central Yangon testifies to the resilience of the city’s Jewish community despite the many setbacks of the past.
Is there real science in the spiritualism of meditation? Elizabeth Blackburn, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist in the United States, thinks so.
An art exhibition to honor Gen. Aung San opens on Saturday, the 67th anniversary of the independence hero’s assassination by a political rival in Rangoon.
On the upmarket resort island of Ko Tao, about 70 percent of workers in the tourism industry hail from southern Burma.
In Mrauk U, a campaign is under way to preserve religious edifices that date back to Arakanese kingdoms but have been neglected for years.
A creative musical challenges priorities in international efforts to end human trafficking.
A new book on the 30-year history of refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border gives new insight into the unique way they were run.
Oil fields abandoned by Burma’s state-owned oil company have turned into a lawless arena for local drillers and petrol smugglers.
The commercial capital’s ubiquitous “sai kaa” cycle rickshaws support a sizeable workforce, and offer a unique way to see the city.
Burma’s vaunted “peace process” is in danger of collapsing, as the beating of war drums begins to drown out the sound of talks.
A Polish explorer travels to Hukawng Valley, which he describes as Burma in miniature — a place where the entire country’s problems are concentrated.
A Polish writer travels to a remote village in northern Burma and sips tea with a former Naga chief headhunter.
Farmers in the southern tip of Burma’s Shan State say that growing poppies can earn them 10 times more than planting other crops.
Burmese traditional arts face a dwindling market in Sagaing, the cultural sister city of Mandalay that is famous for pottery and papier mâché.
A co-founder of the Free Funeral Services Society turns her attention to assisting the elderly who are left behind when their younger caretakers die.
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.