Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from April, 2006
A Burmese Joke
Cambodia blog uncovers the reason why people in Myanmar go overseas when they need a dentist.
Myanmar's natural gas
Both China and India are keen on importing natural gas from Myanmar's huge reserves. In the past India has sympathised with Myanmar's pro-democracy elements but recent years have seen India warming up to the ruling military government. Paresh asks if India should do a deal with Myanmar's rulers and face...
A Myanmar born American soldier in Iraq
Blogger Sean at Man Actually has a story on a Myanmar born American soldier Ko Wai Phyo Lwin. Lwin died in action in Iraq last year.
The shaman of Myanmar
Ian, a tourist in Yangoon, meets the famous shaman U Shein of Myanmar. U Shein is known for his magic goldash powder. The shaman's followers allege that this powder can cure cancers and other serious ailments.
Happy water festival – mind the elephant gun
This week four countries in South East Asia celebrated their traditional new year. In Thailand the festival is known as Songkran. Usanee tells us why the people in Thailand look forward to this festival. I am so happy to have 5 days off. It is the longest holiday I would...
Popular Myanmar hip hop musician dies
Mady June in Yangoon is saddened by the death of her favourite Myanmar rapper.
Happy year 2549
Today is the first day of the year 2549 in some South East Asian countries. Lao ocean girl describes the calendar system used in these countries.
English for Journalism contraversy
Bhojman points to an article which talks about a Myanmar(Burmese) state owned newspaper accusing the American Centre in Yangoon of harming “young Myanmar brains”. The U.S.-Embassy-run centre offers language courses. It is the “English for Journalism” course that is causing the trouble – probably by encouraging the journalists to think...
Myanmar's water festival
This week is the Thingyan or Water Festival in Myanmar. Thingyan is the new year according to the Burmese traditional lunar calendar. Sean, a Myanmar citizen living in Singapore, reminisces of home and takes us to Myanmar to shows us how they celebrate this festival over there.
Bold Flavors of the World
#1: From Cambodia, Phnomenon To understand Cambodian cooking, we have to look back to explore the historical events that took place there and the cultures that influenced the building of today's gastronomical bounty. In the 6th century, Cambodia was a kingdom with an Indian-inspired culture, situated on the delta and...