Burma’s jungles and plains are dotted with historical artefacts the envy of much of the world. But now many of those precious items are ending up overseas, thanks to a thriving black market.
People in Burma have flocked onto the streets of Rangoon throughout this week, dancing and spraying water on one another to celebrate Thingyan festival and the ushering in of a traditional new year.
To celebrate what would be the one hundredth birthday of Burmese independence hero Aung San, a Rangoon theatre troop will stage a ‘poetic opera’
Martial artists in Mandalay are offering free classes to students of Thaing Byaung Byan, a traditional Burmese combat-sport.
Women in Chin State are rejecting an ancient custom of female facial tattoos.
Women of the Karen ethnic hilltribe in northern Thailand are renowned for their unusually long necks, stretched by multiple layers of neck-rings starting from the age of five.
They are a tourist drawcard, but the tradition may be dying out. Young Karen women can now choose whether they want to have the heavy and uncomfortable wire coils around their necks.
The work of artisan potters in historic Shwebo, Sagaing Division is renowned across Burma. Their long tradition and distinctive style not only makes for a beautiful product, but has helped[…]
Lashio’s Wa community celebrate the colourful festival of Kauk Thit Sar Pwe.