Outgoing Swiss Ambassador to Burma Christoph Burgener, who attended a preliminary meeting of ethnic peace negotiators in Chiang Mai on Thursday, speaks to The Irrawaddy
Preliminary meetings ahead of the forthcoming Karen National Conference kick off in Rangoon, uniting ethnic Karen people from various parts of the country.
The fourth solo exhibition of Burmese illustrator Nay Tun opens this week at Lokanat Gallery in downtown Rangoon.
Kentucky Fried Chicken opens its pioneering outlet in the heart of Rangoon, marking the first foray of an American fast-food franchise into the Burmese market.
Gallery 65 is located at 65 Yawmingyi Street, Dagon Township. The exhibition runs from 10am-6pm, June 27-29.
Traditional puppetry in Burma’s commercial capital will receive a boost with the opening of a performance space dedicated to showcasing the culturally significant art form.
For Rangoon’s two-wheeled enthusiasts, the Insein Bicycle and Parts market is a one stop-shopping haven.
The weeklong exhibition, held in downtown Rangoon at the Lokanat Galleries, features mixed medium art and conceptual paintings.
On the fourth anniversary of renewed fighting between the Burma Armed Forces and the Kachin Independence Army, a look back at the origins of the conflict.
Kachin youth in Rangoon organize an event to raise awareness of the ongoing war and IDP crisis in northern Burma.
A decidedly quiet spirit festival in Sagaing Division’s Thar Dun village honors a local deity with a very unusual offering.
Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State, sits on the shores of the Bay of Bengal where three rivers, the Kaladan, Mayu and Lay, meet in a vast estuary of waterways in this south-western state of Burma.
Yo Ya May, on the first floor of Rangoon’s bustling Bogyoke Market, seems less a textile shop than a museum.
A ceremony to honor the heritage of Rangoon’s General Post Office was held on Friday morning at the iconic building on Strand Road.
Artist Nan Da has traveled throughout Burma since 2014 in search of moments of authenticity found in the faces of the country’s beggars and farmers.
The works of 27 Burmese artists will be on view at Rangoon’s Cloud 31 Gallery from May 23 to 31.
A photo exhibition offers an intimate view into Burma’s LGBT community, challenging social stigma and misperceptions surrounding gender and identity.
For a relatively small ethnic group couched in a remote region along Burma’s eastern border, the Wa have a particularly colorful cultural presence.
Tycoons and the military swept the field at Naypyidaw’s Presidential Honor Awards on Friday, held to recognize business, society and sporting achievements.
A three-day cartoon exhibition focusing on natural resource governance in Burma opens at the River Ayeyarwaddy gallery in downtown Rangoon.