Southeast Asia’s First ‘Book Plaza’ to Open in Rangoon Early Next Year

RANGOON — A complex of businesses and event spaces aimed at book lovers, which developer U San Mon Aung has called Southeast Asia’s first “book plaza,” is set to open in downtown Rangoon’s Chinatown in early 2017. The Yangon Book Plaza will occupy a 100×200-foot space on the fifth floor of Than Market in Lanmadaw […]

Why Moe Satt Is Leading Myanmar’s Contemporary Art Scene

Sitting at an outdoor table in Yangon’s Chinatown, a plastic bag of fat, fried grasshoppers in front of him, Moe Satt makes a kissing sound three times in quick succession, summoning a waiter to order another round of beers. With friends he’ll sometimes do something different, snapping the middle finger of his left hand between […]