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Makers Market Focuses on Handmade Goods from Local Artisans

Held on the first Sunday evening of every month, the Makers Market brings together the finest local brands including handmade arts and crafts, food vendors, designer fashion brands, hands-on craft activities, music and nightlife. The market offers a great opportunity to discover outstanding locally made products in one place and a chance to meet with […]

Explore Lion City’s Food and Arts at 3rd Singapore Festival

The third edition of the Singapore Festival will run from Nov. 30-Dec. 2 on Bogalay Zay Street in downtown Yangon, with many exciting new activities added this year. The three-day event organized by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) aims to allow Yangonites to experience the riches of Singapore’s culture through food, urban design, art, music […]

Myanmar considers MTF 2020 venues

NAKHON PHANOM, 3 July 2018: Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office’s executive director, Jens Thraenhart, is already floating ideas on where to host the forum in 2020. Myanmar has confirmed it will take up its option to host the Mekong Tourism Forum in May 2020. It will be Thraenhart’s last MTF as the office’s executive director. Talking […]

Italthai aims to double revenue

Under the plan, the group wants to deepen its presence in the immediate region with a focus on the so-called CLMV countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. For its construction-equipment and construction business operations, Laos and Myanmar, in particular, are recognised as key markets for expansion. The group has Asia more broadly in its sights […]

Handicrafts Prospects Good, but Low Price, Illegal Exports Hurt

Myanmar has a long tradition of producing handicrafts ranging from wood carving to lacquerware to sword making, but this has been slow to turn into an organised industry even as the market for these items has risen. Myanmar’s handicraft market for both local and foreign buyers has grown in the last couple of years, and […]

Aesthetic Reforms: Myanmar Art Market Grows but Roadblocks Remain

With Myanmar opening up, the art industry has been billed as an emerging market, but the potential for growth of the market is marked with uncertainty. In order to keep up with global art trends, there is an urgent need for the development of the copyrights law and arts education, industry insiders say. “The prices […]

In Myanmar, a Fight for Affordable HIV Medicine

People living with HIV in Burma are worried that a patent law under development could significantly hinder their ability to access affordable medicine, in a country where about 40 percent of those requiring HIV treatment are already unable to get it. Facing pressure from Western nations looking to invest in the country as it transitions […]