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by Poi
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: 99-million-year-old mushrooms found
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Views: 1977

99-million-year-old mushrooms found

Astonishingly well-preserved mushrooms that were trapped in amber some 99 million years ago have been discovered in a museum collection in China. 99myroldmushrooms.jpg The researchers also found similarly pristine beetles that are 125 million years old, again encased in amber, which is clear tree re...
by Poi
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Rainforest Cruises Announces New Cruises in Myanmar
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Views: 1826

Rainforest Cruises Announces New Cruises in Myanmar

Rainforest Cruises, a premier provider of exotic river cruise travel packages, is pleased to announce new Irrawaddy River cruise itineraries in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar (Burma). A river cruise in Myanmar is the ideal way to tour this emerging destination, as you can cover vast distance...
by Poi
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: Quest to bring back Burmese harp
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Views: 1804

Quest to bring back Burmese harp

A shared musical legacy binds India to South East and Far East Asia region, says Yogesh Pawar as he tracks musicologist Piyal Bhattacharya's quest to bring back the Burmese harp, a precursor to the veena still being played in that country Historians have long spoken of a Greater India encompassing t...
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Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: In search of princess Phaya
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Views: 1748

In search of princess Phaya

Looking for Myanmar’s forgotten royals in Ratnagiri Phaya Gyi, 26, had managed to hide her love affair with the “strapping young Maratha” Gopal Sawant for several months. It was only after the birth of their daughter, Tutu, that her parents learnt of the alliance. How could this be, they lamented –...
by Poi
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: How Britain defeated Burma
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Views: 1739

How Britain defeated Burma

THE BURMESE and the British had a shaky relationship from the start. In the mid-18th century, after Bamar villager-turned-king Alaungpaya came out of nowhere and smashed the restored Hanthawaddy kingdom based at Pegu (Bago), he respectfully sent a message to King George of England, but it was ignore...
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Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: Chinese Farmers Trespass on Burmese Soil
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Views: 3537

Chinese Farmers Trespass on Burmese Soil

Chinese farmers have been illegally planting crops in Man Waing Gyi, near the Burma-China border of Kachin State, according to Lower House lawmaker U Chin Pe Lin who represents Kachin’s Mansi Township. “Chinese farmers have been crossing the border and have been working illegally on farms on the Bur...
by Poi
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Burma Wins Costume Award at Miss Universe Competition
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Views: 1973

Burma Wins Costume Award at Miss Universe Competition

For the first time in the pageant’s history, a contestant from Burma won the award for best national costume at the Miss Universe beauty pageant. Miss Burma Htet Htet Htun won the award at the Miss Universe 2016—the 65th annual event—which was held on Monday in Manila, the Philippines. Her costume t...
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Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Social Issues and Conflict
Topic: Leading lawyer Ko Ni assassinated at Yangon airport
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Views: 2106

Leading lawyer Ko Ni assassinated at Yangon airport

A leading lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party has been shot dead at Yangon airport in Myanmar. Ko Ni was shot in the head at point blank range on Sunday after arriving at the airport. He was holding a child, reportedly his grandson, at the time. A taxi ...
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Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: Burmese Amber Preserves Alien-Looking Insect
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Views: 1772

Burmese Amber Preserves Alien-Looking Insect

Oregon State University researchers described a never-before-seen insect species found in a piece of 100-million-year-old amber excavated from a mine in Myanmar (previously known as Burma). alien.jpg “Amber from Myanmar has revealed very interesting fossils, many of which represent extinct lineages ...
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Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Tourism
Topic: Yangon launches bus network to serve millions
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Views: 1822

Yangon launches bus network to serve millions

BURMA (Myanmar) launched a new public transport system in its largest city on Monday, for the first time introducing regular bus lines, timetables and salaries for drivers in a move that could transform the lives of some five million Yangon city dwellers. The reform is the largest public-facing proj...