Inle Lake: A Peaceful Place

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...
Sophie Haigney (The New York Times) “The Scream” is fading. And tiny samples of paint from the 1910 version of Edvard Munch’s famous image of angst have been under the X-ray, the laser beam and even a high-powered electron microscope, as scientists have used cutting-edge technology to try to figure...
Michael Cooper ( The New York Times ) Even the most casual visitor to Vienna can’t help but be bombarded by the city’s Mozart-industrial complex. Mozart’s face peers out from the wrappers of ubiquitous chocolate-covered candies called Mozart Kugeln, grand cafes offer Mozart tortes, and souvenir shops sell Mozart key chains,...

Fashion Month Is Here!

(The New York Times) We have gotten so used to the ever-faster cycles of creative director change at brands in the four big fashion capitals – New York, London, Milan and Paris – so used to “She is in!” and “He is out!” and “They are changing cities!” that a...
Nora Walsh (The New York Times) For many travelers, packing a suitcase is a stressful endeavor; packing light, a perpetual fantasy. To help guests ditch excess baggage, hotels are partnering with fashion companies to deliver Instagram-worthy outfits directly to their guest rooms. Don’t Pack It: Rent It In December, W Hotels teamed...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/arts/design/renaissance-women-painters-prado.html MADRID — Old Masters have always outnumbered Old Mistresses, especially at the Prado. The museum is chock-a-block with paintings we know from Art History 101, in which female artists seem almost nonexistent. We come to the Prado to admire El Greco’s bony saints and Francisco de Goya’s strolling...
Freda Moon(The New York Times) Stepping off the plane in Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, I gulped the thick, tropical air. After three days in Mexico’s high-elevation capital, inhaling the vital, pungent smell of sea and damp vegetation felt like a resuscitation. I hired an “authorized” taxi and...
AiliMcConnon (The New York Times) Tiffany Ruiz had tried various gyms, apps, workout routines and diets, all in an effort to get fit and lose some weight. “None of them worked because none of them kept my interest,” she said. Now, Ruiz is working out at least four times a week,...
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...
Written by Stephanie Li Experience the best things to do in Yangon with this guide to essential eats, drinks, culture, nightlife and more. Friday Live Music Band at Garbo Bar @ Melia Yangon A relaxed evening with the finest cocktails in a hidden gem next to Inya lake will be the best...