Thousands of visitors from Rangoon and the Irrawaddy region head to Yankinthar beach to escape the summer heat – and it’s bringing unexpected job opportunities for the local farmers.
Myo Min Htet and Tin Ko Ko talk about coming out as a gay couple publicly in Burma, and how the surrounding press interest exaggerated their story.
A campaign called, “Their Hands, Our Future” has been set up in Rangoon to raise awareness for children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school.
Whole families are working day and night in Rangoon’s logging ports, husking the bark from logs to sell as firewood.
Thousands of farmers in central Burma ‘s Magway division are selling their land and cattle to join the region’s oil rush.
With the SEA Games on the horizon, traditional Burmese boxers are calling on the government to do more to promote the sport internationally.
In Rangoon, the high cost of living has forced more and more people onto the streets to beg – and increasingly many of them are elderly.
Traditional lantern makers are going out of business as people flock to by factory-made lanterns ahead of Thadingyut festival.
Nearly 10 percent of all disabled people in Burma are currently attending high school, but their chances of getting jobs when they leave and leading independent lives are slim.