Bangkok-based Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) recently joined forces with the Directorate of Supervision and Inspection (DISI) under the Ministry of Planning and Finance to hold a training event for Myanmar SMEs seeking to export to Thailand. Named the “Practical Guide to Export Myanmar Products to Thailand,” the intensive course covered...
Amy Tara Koch (The New York Times) Every mountain is unique, sure. But, the rhythm of most ski resorts is predictable. So, when I heard about a “ski safari” in the Italian Alps, that involved crisscrossing the scenic towns and valleys of places like Cortina, Civetta, Val Gardena and Arabba,...
Vanessa Friedman (The New York Times) Forget the power shoulder. These days, it’s all about the power coat. At least when it comes to Jane Fonda — and, perhaps, to those who would follow her example. We are speaking, of course, of the five-alarm, bright red coat the actress and activist...
Siddhartha Mitter(New York Times) LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo This hot, dry metropolis may seem an unlikely art center. It is a thousand miles from the capital, Kinshasa, on the southern edge of an enormous, unwieldy country typically associated with wars and other crises. Yet the Lubumbashi Biennial, founded in 2008, recently...
Inle Lake is a favorite of foreign and local travelers alike. The ecosystem formed around it is attracting more and more visitors. Poems, songs, stories and paintings portraying the beauty of the lake have also contributed to its reputation around the world. For most visitors to Myanmar, the lake ranks...
Shannon Sims (The New York Times) Gone are the days when a hotel meant simply a bed, a desk and perhaps a minibar. A new wave of accommodations has bumped traditional lodging out of the way by offering unique experiences that are endlessly, irresistibly Instagrammable. Want to cozy up in...
Vanessa Friedman (The New York Times) Dr. Sarah Armstrong has a 15-year-old patient who has been going to the weight management clinic at Duke since he was 8 years old. “The parents both have worked with us tirelessly, the family drives an hour to see us, they’ve tried various diets and...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/24/travel/Bacalar-mexico-the-next-tulum.html Lauren Sloss (The New York Times) The first glimpse of Laguna Bacalar felt like a mirage, a flash of luminous turquoise through a haze of trees. Twenty-six miles long and just over a mile wide, the “Lake of Seven Colors” snakes through the jungle, carrying tales of Mayan origins...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/arts/design/leonardo-da-vinci-italy.html Elisabetta Povoledo(The New York Times) VINCI, Italy In his biography of Leonardo da Vinci, written 30 years after the artist’s death in 1519, Giorgio Vasari said Leonardo had “such a power of intellect that whatever he turned his mind to, he made himself master of with ease.” In the 500th anniversary...
Anahad O’Connor (The New York Times) Not long ago Dr. Rangan Chatterjee had a patient with Type 2 diabetes struggling to lower his blood sugar levels, despite following an intense diet and exercise program. Chatterjee counseled him...