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In Pictures, Rangoon’s Rich History Revealed By

The Yangon Heritage Trust showcases a collection of more than 120 photos that help tell the story of Rangoon’s cosmopolitan past and rapidly changing present.

Crafting Livelihoods: Traditional Works on Display in Rangoon By

An elegant spread of Burma’s traditional handicrafts and textiles is on view this week at the River Ayeyarwaddy Gallery in Rangoon.


A new restaurant offers a welcome reprieve from the often over-priced fare in downtown Yangon, serving sandwiches, salads and more at just the right price.


Not only are Shan New Year celebrations in northern Thailand the biggest outside of eastern Burma’s Shan State, they also raise about US$10,000 for underprivileged.


Kachin exiles in northern Thailand mark the Thai King’s birthday every other year with a traditional Manau festival of song and dance.

Burmese Rock and German Punk Hits Rangoon’s Kandawgyi Park By

German legendary punk band Die Toten Hosen joined several local rock bands to perform at Rangoon’s Kandawgyi Park to celebrate 60 years of German-Burmese relations.

Remembering a Political Showdown Turned Funereal Fiasco By

Students’ standoff with dictator Ne Win over how to bury U Thant, Burma’s only UN secretary-general, emblematized a modern Burmese history of struggle against authoritarianism.

In Photos, a Burmese Love Story By

One hundred Burmese people, from a 10-year-old boy to a middle-aged fortune-teller, tell a foreign photographer what love means to them.

Thein Sein Visit to Native Village Highlights Humble Beginnings By

President Thein Sein visits the Irrawaddy Delta village where he was born and family members speak about the character of Burma’s president.

Burma’s Catholics Celebrate 500th Jubilee With Events in Rangoon By

Tens of thousands of people from across the country are celebrating the 500-year history of the Roman Catholic Church in Burma.

A Chronology of the Kachin Conflict By

On Wednesday, the Burma Army shelled a Kachin rebel base killing 22 cadets, making it one of the deadliest incidents in the long-running Kachin conflict.

Obama Visits Site of Burmese Independence in Rangoon By

The US President has toured the grounds of the Secretariat Building, his first official engagement after arriving in Rangoon on Friday.

World Leaders Arrive in Burma for Asean Summit By

World leaders arrived in Burma’s capital Naypyidaw for the start of the 25th Asean Summit and the East Asia Summit.

Colorful Fields in Shan State Signal Another Bumper Opium Crop By

It’s harvest season in southern Shan State and Kayan tribes are busy tending to the harvest of their colorful but illicit crop: the opium poppy.

In Rangoon, USDP Seeks to Boost Popularity Through Road Repairs By

Since the 2010 election campaign, the ruling party has been funding repairs to roads in Burma’s biggest city in order to boost its popularity.

Festival of Joy and Loss By

The magical atmosphere at the floating fire balloon festival in Taunggyi comes at a price.

High-Level Roundtable Meeting Held in Naypyidaw By

Participants arrived at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw on Friday morning for Burma’s first ever high-level roundtable meeting with all key political players.

Thousands in Mandalay Rally for Faith Laws By

Thousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and laypeople march through Mandalay to demand passage of highly controversial and currently stagnant interfaith bills.

Protesters Demand Investigation into Death of Journalist By

Crowds gather in Rangoon to demand a full investigation into the death of Par Gyi, a journalist allegedly arrested and killed by the Burma Army.

Devotees Flock to ‘Japan Pagoda’ in Rangoon By

Pilgrims from all corners of Burma flock to a monastery in Rangoon’s Hmawbi Township, where a Japanese man has donated hundreds of ancient Buddha images.

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