With its water slides and swings and cafés half-hidden in the shrubbery, the Fountain Park in Naypyitaw is meant as an evening retreat for the country’s civil servants and their families—somewhere to chill out after a day’s toil inside the city’s imposing and far-flung government buildings.
A number of Armenians had professions and commercial interests in Burma under British rule, but their numbers in Rangoon are dwindling.
A former heroin addict now runs a drug rehabilitation center in Kachin State, where locals say the need is great as narcotics become increasingly prevalent.
A pagoda constructed as a replica of the most sacred shrine in Burma shines a light on the quirks of the country’s built-from-scratch capital.
Plans for the hydropower dam in Myanmar were halted two years ago, but local residents say the effects on the landscape and their livelihoods continue.
Education access is limited for Burma’s disabled, who face challenges ranging from the country’s capacity to accommodate their needs to social attitudes toward them.
An exhibition shows how cartoonists took creative steps to avoid government censorship during the former military regime.
In northern Burma, the town of Laiza is much more than a base for ethnic rebels—with a unique culture that mixes Chinese and Kachin.
Hundreds of teenage girls in Rangoon and Mandalay speak out about gender discrimination in Burma’s underfunded education system.
The language of instruction in public schools is Burmese, but as part of education reform the government is considering the possibility of teaching ethnic minority languages.
At the temple complex, dozens of children, some as young as eight years of age, show visitors around in order to support their poor families.
Displaced Kachin villagers in Myitkyina say that, despite ongoing ceasefire talks, they face numerous problems before they can return home to their abandoned villages.
Orphaned and impoverished girls and women are welcome at a shelter in Burma’s biggest city, but 66 years after the establishment was founded, funding is declining.
With the opening of expensive private schools in Burma, one institution in Rangoon caters more to middle-class families and encourages students to nurture their curiosity.
The library to U Thant has a floor and walls, but no roof, windows or doors, with the project far from completion and facing a funding shortfall.
As Cyclone Nargis hit in 2008, a well-known, family-owned glass factory was destroyed. Amid the ruins and piles of glass, the owners recall better days.
A film will tell the true story of Karen rebels who hijacked an airplane in 1954 with hopes of finding Japanese weapons hidden in the mountains.
With dreadlocks and a rastacap, reggae musician Saw Phoe Khwar stands out, but insists he is just one of millions who want peace for Burma.
The 75-year-old leader of Burma’s modern art movement doesn’t own a refrigerator or bed, but with a brush in hand, he has everything he needs.
As is often the case with such attempts to whitewash the past, the fare at the Drugs Elimination Museum sins more by omission than commission.