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16 - 22 FEBRUARY 2018


Guide to Chinese New Year

What’s On - february FRIDAY 16TH Soundwave Chinese New Year Style | Nightlife Gong Xi Fa Ca. Atlas turns red to celebrate Chinese New Year! Come and join us watch the lion dance while sipping special cocktails inspired by The Year of The Dog! Stay until midnight and we will surprise you even more. | RSVP : 09 767 419 413. ? Atlas Rooftop Bar - 84, Pan Hlaing Rd, Sanchaung Tsp | P 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kirin Night Vol.2 at YangonYangon | Nightlife KIRIN NIGHT is back in YangonYangon. Free flow Kirin Ichiban Myanmar Beer & Japanese Izakaya-style Buffet with Edogawa T/S Band Live Show. DJ 28 will spin the decks "Tokyo-style". | RSVP : 01 255 131. ? YangonYangon - 339, Bo Gyoke Aung San Rd, Kyauktada Tsp | P From 7:00 pm

Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner | Dining Gong Xi Fa Cai. Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel celebrates Chinese New Year at Pirate Restaurant. Buffet dinner with Chinese lion dance, Chinese music, and a special gift. Ticket price is 20,000 Kyats. | RSVP : 01 901 0532. ? Vintage Luxury Yacht - 6, Botahtaung Jetty, Near Botahtaung Pagoda, Seikkan Tsp | P 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Alex Ferrer at Club Pyrite | Nightlife Pyrite will DJ Alex Ferrer on February 16, 2018. "DJ Alex Ferrer", one of the hottest DJ who has experience and has proven their skills through many top music festivals. Don't forget to call for reservation at 09258835885 , 09 254 546 932. ? PYRITE - 37, Kabaraye Pagoda Rd, near Inya Lake Hotel, Mayangone Tsp | P From 10:00 pm

16TH-17TH The HandleBards: 'As You Like It' in Yangon | Art & Stage Pack a picnic and join The HandleBards All-Female Troupe for a Bicycle powered production of Shakespeare's "As you like it" like no other! With the usual Handlebards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. Tickets are $12/ 16,000MMK (Adults) and $6/ 8,000MMK (Children under 13) Reserve your ticket at ? British Ambassador's Residence - 62, Alan Pya Pagoda Rd, Dagon Tsp | P 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

16TH FEB - 4TH MARCH 10th Yangon Photo Festival hosted by IFB | Exhibition WPP, famous platform for photojournalism, has organized the world’s most prestigious annual press photography contest. Discover the 2017 winners in Mahabandoola Park. MYANMAR STORIES at Mahabandoola Park - Free admission Screenings and Open- Air screening of powerful photo-stories by Myanmar and International Photographers. ? Institut Français de Birmanie - 340, Pyay Rd, Sanchaung Tsp | P From 8:00 pm

Henry Moe at NYX with Sundance Recordings | Nightlife NYX, greek goddess of the Night, is thrilled to welcome HENRY MOE for a festive night under the stars. Henry Moe came up with newest Artist Album ‘Distant Lightyears’ with Aditya K Balu. featuring Amber Traill, Aylin Aloski & Bianca Molini on vocals and guitarist from Post Rock band, Mike Phoebus. Come discover or rediscover him for 2 special dates at NYX Club. | RSVP : 09 780 006699. ? NYX Rooftop and Club - 117, West Shwegondine Rd, Bahan Tsp | P From 10:00 pm

What’s On SATURDAY 17TH Port Autonomy Boat Pop-Up | Nightlife Port Autonomy returns to the jetty! Get ready for a mix of old favourites and Chinese New Year specials aboard the best party boat in Yangon. Freeflow Brunch (12PM-4PM) - 30,000MMK++ Sundowners Tropical Set by HourLate - 3:30PM-5:30PM. Late Night Dance Set by Fisewook - 8:30PM-11PM The boat will remain docked. Reservations via philippe@ ? Botahtaung Jetty - Near Botahtaung Pagoda, Seikkan Tsp | P 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Jam Night | Nightlife Come and listen to music and get a chance to play music with your friends! Bring your friends. | RSVP : or 01 503 370. ? Wall Street English Myanmar - Shop House No. 11. Junction Square, Kamayut Tsp | P 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

IDFC TALKS ~Ideas of youth spreading | Activities IDFC will hold a new type of event on February 17, 2018. Anyone is welcome to join this event! They are looking forward to seeing you and exchanging ideas with all of you. The audience will be able to give their reactions or comments to presenters while they are talking. Everybody can join and exchange ideas! | RSVP : 01 231 ? UMFCCI - Min Ye Kyawswa Rd, Lanmadaw Tsp | P 10:15 am - 1:00 pm

Vervesv Private PARTY 2018 | Nightlife This is the third day party of NYX and they have organized this for people who can’t go out at night. This time they make more active artists, place, and facilities. Guys don’t forget to come and join this party. Ticket price is 18,000 kyats. | RSVP : 09 780 006699. ? NYX Rooftop and Club - No.117, West Shwegondine Rd, Bahan Tsp | P From 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Idiots 13th Anniversary One Band Show | Art & Stage TUBORG brings their brand ambassador IDIOTS for the band’s 13th anniversary. Ticket prices : 8,000 kyats and 30,000 kyats. | RSVP : 09 451010789. ? Thuwunnabhumi Event Park - Thuwana, ThinganGyun Tsp | P From 6:00 pm

Tuk Tuk Pop Up at Union | Nightlife Join Union Bar for an exclusive tasting of their new menu dishes from Tuk Tuk! Start with sharing platters of traditional Thai drinking snacks & salads, including ther Homemade Issan Style Cured Pork Sausages, Chicken Satay & Seafood & Pomelo Salad, before choosing one of the delicious authentic curries your main course, which was made using David Thompson's award winning recipes and specially imported ingredients. 45,000++ per person, including a welcome cocktail. | RSVP : 09 250 355 064. ? Union Bar and Grill - 42 Strand Rd, Left corner of the Myanmar Red Cross Building, Botahtaung Tsp | P 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Black Coffee with Antibiotics | Nightlife Individuals who wish to reminisce Thiri Jay Maung Maung’s songs such as Black Coffee, and the songs that the fans of Antibiotics always sang along to will be made available to enjoy this coming February 17. | RSVP : 01 255 131. ? YangonYangon - 339,Bo Gyoke Aung San Rd, Kyauktada Tsp | P 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

What’s On Skellism • 3rd KIND | Nightlife NOISE /// 3rd KIND Skellism | AREA 51 | Detonator Supporting Artists • ??? (Special Guest) Synth, Wave, Rhino, LoLo and XRay. Black Dress Code, Just Bass Code. | RSVP : 09 511 7474. ? AREA 51 - No.330, Ahlone Rd, Dagon Tsp | P From 9:00 pm

SUNDAY 18TH Exhibition "Burmese Photographers" | Art & Stage The Goethe-Institut along with the organizers of this year’s Yangon Photo Festival are delighted to announce the opening of the exhibition “Burmese Photographers”, curated by Lukas Birk. ? The Secretariat - 300, Thein Phyu Rd (Middle Block), Botahtaung Tsp | P 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Seminar for working in Japan | Educational Seminar for Junior IT Engineer, Senior IT Engineer, Senior AutoCAD Engineer to be worked in Japan. Registration Website will be launched soon. ? Novotel Yangon Max - 459 Pyay Road, Kamayut Tsp | P 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

NOISE Stream | Art & Stage Myanart is proud to present Mr. Katsura Yamauchi (Salmosax) from Japan, who will be visiting and performing with us on the 18th of this month along with our own local artists. ? Myanm/art - 98, Third Floor, Bogalay Zay St, Botahtaung Tsp | P 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wanted Rock Show 2018 Ygn | Art & Stage Everybody’s Wanted Rock Show 2018 YGN will be held at KandawGyi Park. Ticket price is 9,000 kyats and if you want ticket contact to 09451010789. ? KandawGyi - Mhaw Sin Kyun | P 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

MONDAY 19TH WINE UPON A TIME | Nightlife Every Monday, Ô'Thentic will make you discover an exceptional wine. Ô'Thentic will bring you to France for one of its best selection . "Wine Upon A Time" is 25,000ks and only for 4 hours. | RSVP : 09 44952 9557. ? Ô'Thentic Crêperie & Wine Bar - 45 Yaw Min Gyi St, Dagon Tsp | P 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

TUESDAY 20TH BritCham Operational Excellence: Reports That Work | Business This workshop gives you a thorough understanding of the fundamental skills needed for planning, structuring, writing, and checking your reports. Anyone who is new to report writing and would like to improve their writing skills should look forward to this. | RSVP : ? British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar Office - Junction City Tower, Bogyoke Aung San Rd, Pabedan Tsp | P 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Taco Tuesdays | Nightlfie Union Bar is bringing Mexican food back to downtown Yangon every Tuesday, only at Union Bar & Grill! With night long specials on tacos, margaritas, tequila, micheladas & more, you don't want to miss out! *vegetarian/vegan options available | RSVP : 09 250355064. ? Union Bar and Grill - 42 Strand Rd, Left corner of the Myanmar Red Cross Building, Botahtaung Tsp | P 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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What’s On Information Design Workshop | Educational “Information Design Workshop” is hosted by Mr. Kamihira Takahito, who is a professor of Network and Information at Senshu University and also one of the judge of WIT 2018. If you have an idea for user experience, how do you turn it into a beautiful and effective user interface? You'll learn concrete strategies to create user interfaces, including key lessons in typography, information architecture, layout, color, and more. You’ll learn particular issues that arise in new device contexts, such as mobile and responsive interfaces. So, if you are interested to attend, please send your name and contact phone number to Message of WIT Facebook Page quickly. ? Meliá Yangon - 192, Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd, Bahan Tsp | P 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friend's Tues@ay | Nightlife Friend's Tuesday is only on Tuesday and will only be at Ô'THENTIC. Because having friends is important - Ô'Thentic has decided to dedicate Tuesday to friends. If you are new in Yangon or if you want to make new friends, join Friend's Tuesday at Ô'Thentic and make it your night. Playlist will be your selection. See you on Tuesday, same day, same place, same time. | RSVP : 09 44952 9557. ? Ô'Thentic Crêperie & Wine Bar - 45 Yaw Min Gyi St, Dagon Tsp | P 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

WEDNESDAY 21ST AMCHAM Social Networking Night | Business This month, the AMCHAM Third Wednesday Social Networking will take place at the Melia Hotel Pool Bar. Please join us to network with the Yangon business community while enjoying the 5-star hotel fine drinks and canapes. Proceeds from this networking event will support the AMCHAM Scholarship Program, which is currently funding 35 local promising students in Yangon. ? Meliá Yangon - 192, Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd, Bahan Tsp | P 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Jazz Under The Stars | Nightlife Come join Atlas and enjoy the night full of stars and great music. Let Bamboo Trio guide you through the evening with the sounds of the best Jazz in town. They will start at 8:30PM. | RSVP : 09 767 419413. ? Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge - 84, Pan Hlaing Rd, Sanchaung Tsp | P From 8:30 pm

THURSDAY 22ND Tech & Tourism, by Travel Massive Yangon | Art & Stage Technology is disrupting the tourism industry. Nowhere is this more the case than in Myanmar. Join Travel Massive Yangon and representatives from the management of Myanmar Tourism-Tech giants, GoP Tour Platform, and ezStay to discuss the question, ‘How has technology changed the Myanmar tourism industry, and how will it continue to do so in the future?’ | RSVP : 09 778 949170. ? Pansuriya - No (102) Bogalayzay St, Botahtaung Tsp | P 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rainbow Night ( LGBT Party ) at Club Pyrite | Nightlife Every Thursday Pyrite create a night for LGBT. Dj C Thu, Track and Mike will be there with you all night long. If you are interested, call 09 258 835. ? PYRITE - No37, Kabaraye Pagoda Road, near Inya Lake Hotel | P From 10:00 pm

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Guide to Chinese New Year BY PAMELA TAN

LUCKY FOODS TO EAT The Chinese are fanatics for superstitions and indeed for puns. Many of their new year foods are a play on the words for luck, wealth, or health. Here are the top lucky foods to eat this Lunar New Year…  Sarr ngan thee ngar paung (salt and vinegar fish) The Mandarin word for fish and surplus both sound like ‘yu,’ so in the hope of gaining a surplus in cash that year, they devour dishes of fish—any will do, but steamed fish with salt and vinegar is one of the most popular as it’s among the easiest to make. Buy from: Golden Duck (No. 222-224, Strand Road)

 Dumplings With a resemblance to ancient Chinese silver ingots, dumplings are believed to bring money. In fact, the more you eat, the better your cash flow the following year. Buy from: Food vendors on Lower 18th Street

 Sweet Rice Balls Due to the pronunciation and their round shape, sweet rice balls are associated with reunion and being together, a treat symbolizing family that the Chinese eat throughout the new year. Buy from: Food vendors on Lower 18th Street

 Glutinous Rice Cake This, in Mandarin, sounds like ‘climbing annually.’ Eating rice cakes, then, can mean anything from getting better grades to growing taller—anything

seen as improving generally. They are typically made of sticky rice, sugar, chestnuts, Chinese dates, and lotus leaves. Buy from: Mhway (No. 100, Middle 17th Street)

GOOD PLACES TO VISIT  Keng Hok Temple Visit Keng Hok Temple from 4am-midnight on Thursday, February 15 to pray for good health and wealth for the new year and then 12.15am-9pm on Friday, February 16. 426/432 Strand Road

 OK Convenience Store Buy Chinese accessories such as lanterns at a cut-rate price here. Lower 17th Street

 Mei Hua Convenience Store Although a bit more pricey than OK, Mei Hua has the reputation of having everything a Chinese person needs to celebrate new year, with items ranging from beautified candles to paper decorations. Between 19th and 20th Street on Maha Bandula Road

 Upper Sint Oh Dan Street Lion and Dragon Dances The annual lion and dragon dance off takes place for five days from 6-10pm on February 17-20. All of Yangon’s ‘lion groups’ will compete for a championship title awarded on February 20 and the dragon dance off takes place on the same day. Upper Sint Oh Dan Street


MYANMORE TICKETS You can buy tickets for the following Events through One Championship : Quest For Gold | 23rd February Thunder returns to the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, with ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD on 23 February. In the main event, Myanmar national hero and ONE Middleweight World Champion, “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, will attempt to ignite the entire nation once again by taking on Brazilian powerhouse Alexandre Machado for the vacant ONE Light Heavyweight World Title. The co-headliner is no less epic, with two record-holding knockout artists colliding to climb the ONE lightweight ladder in Amir Khan and Timofey Nastyukhin. They will be joined on the blockbuster card by more of the world’s best martial artists, so don’t miss this chance to experience ONE’s signature brand of non-stop action for yourself. Thuwunna Indoor Stadium - Way Za Yan Tar Road, Thingankyun Township | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrating the Year of the Dog | 1st – 28th February 2018 Enjoy our delightful Chinese New Year festive dishes and win a lucky Ang Pao from the “Tree of Fortune”. 9-course Prosperity Chinese Set Menu (include Yee Sang Salad) USD 40.00 nett per person. Minimum order for 6 person, available both Lunch and Dinner. Special add-on delicacies are available. Say “Loh Hei” and toss high for abundance. For more information and booking, please call 01544500 ext: 6294 or email to Tiger Hill Chinese Restaurant @ Chatrium Hotel - No. 40, Natmauk Road, Tamwe Tsp | 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

Sunday Brunch | 18th February 2018 Our award-winning Sunday Brunch has been upgraded with free-flow of two additional refreshing cocktails – Mojito and Sangria. Get ready for the best of Asia and Europe, combined in a unique setting. $48 net per person inclusive of free-flow sparkling wine, Mojito, Sangria, house wine, beer, soft drinks, chilled juice and water. Please call 01 934 5000 for booking and further inquiries. Take advantage of our limited prepaid discounted tickets available Monday to Friday prior to our Brunch to enjoy the best Brunch in town for $42. Melia Yangon - 192, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Tsp | 11:00 am - 3:30 pm


Wa food that will excite even the most seasoned gastronome’ BY EDMOND SAILLAND Root is a multisensory experience—the food is punchy, the cocktails are strong, the décor is arresting, and the atmosphere is lively. Perhaps this is of little surprise as Root specializes in the cuisine of Wa—an ethnic group who control a territory the size of Belgium in Myanmar’s East, known for their wildness. The cocktails were some of the best I have tasted in Yangon. The Farmer’s Tea had a fantastic bitterness and tea flavor while the Bliss was packed with real strawberry and had a nice a tang of Thai Basil. The food will excite even the most seasoned gastronome. The smoked beef moik (4,500 kyats) is Wa’s answer to risotto. A wet rice dish with a fantastic earthy meaty flavor. The mashed potato (4,000 kyats) is far more flavorsome than the West’s equivalent—with liberal amounts of garlic, chili, and herbs. The salads (2,000 kyats) were also winners. In the green bean salad, sesame and ginger, complimented the crisp and fresh green beans while the egg plant salad had a wonderful slippery smokiness. The highlight of the night for me was the grilled pork neck (6,500 kyats for a large portion); it was beautifully spiced with a tart charred flavor, with the meat left tremendously juicy and tender. The only criticism I have is that the chicken wings were nothing to write home about. Nor was the bok choy, and at 4,000 kyats it was nowhere near a good value as the salads. All in all, however, I estimate an evening of sumptuous food and cocktails at Root is likely to come in at quite a bit less than your average meal in a restaurant of that quality. It’s fulsome, flavor-packed, and just a little bit frenetic. Address: Bo Myat Htun Street | Bo Myat Tun Tower, Yangon Hours: 11am-11pm Phone:  +95 9 45669 6695

Excellence Food , Drinks and Attentive Service. Must try Moik and Grilled Section. Wa Cocktail was amazing. My favorite cocktail Wa Tang Clan. Than Htike Aung



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Now showing in Yangon cinemas from 16th - 22nd February 2018. BLACK PANTHER Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. In Black Panther, T'Challa returns home as king of Wakanda but finds his sovereignty challenged by a longtime adversary in a conflict that has global consequences. Junction Square, Junction City, City Mall

BHAAGAMATHIE Bhaagamathie is a 2018 Indian horror thriller film written and directed by G. Ashok. The film revolves around a woman imprisoned in a haunted house while she is interrogated by law enforcers investigating a politician they suspect of corruption.

DIMENSION Dimensions is a Burmese Action Movie directed by Nyan Htin with new face stars : U Win Myaing, Ja Seing Ing, Khar Ra, Alice Ong and Myint Myat Soe San. Junction Square, Junction City, City Mall

COLLAGE JAPOE Collage Japoe is a Burmese Comedy Movie directed by Ko Zaw (Arr Yone Oo) with film stars : Myint Myat, Wut Hmone Shwe Yi as the main actors. Junction Square, Junction City, City Mall

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Keep Calm & Enjoy Yangon