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18 - 24 MAY 2018


Top Seafood Restaurants in Yangon

What’s On - may FRIDAY 18TH Buthee is Back Pop-Up Dinner | Dining Myanmar traditional food pop-up Buthee and partners with organic food firm Shwe Taung Nyo for this special menu. | RSVP: 09 979 078 681. ? Rangoon Tea House - Ground Floor, 77-79 Pansodan Street (Lower Middle Block), Between MahaBandoola and Merchant Rd, Kyauktada Tsp | P 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday After Work Party | Nightlife Good food, great drinks and the best company! Free flow on finger food and drinks until 8pm. They offer tapas, ice-cold beer,selected red and white wine and three kinds of champagne for only US$50 per person. | RSVP: 09 784 151250. ? Mahlzeit - 84 Pan Hlaing St, Sanchaung Tsp | P 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reporting Session (IDFC 2018) | Educational The Myanmar Committee Members of International Development Field Camp 2018 shares their experiences of the camp in Japan. For more information contact to 09 45914 8405. ? Japan Culture House - Room 322B, 2nd Floor, Building C, Pearl Condo, Kabaraye Pagoda Rd, Bahan Tsp | P 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Hip-Hop : Old School | Nightlife From The Notorious BIG to Tupac, Missy Elliot, N.W.A. to Outkast, we’re rounding up some of the greatest throwback anthems. Enjoy fancy cocktails and shots by Francesco Moretti II, and music all night by Dj Japan. ? The Penthouse - 271-273 Bargayar Road, 8th floor, Park Side One building, Sanchaung Township | P 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Shapes | Nightlife A fresh arsenal of dance-floor heat and left-field bangers, and a stack of vinyl winging its way from London. Their DJs will be pumping bare basslines through the brand new rig at Level 2, so come show your swag. | RSVP: 09 502 0073. ? LEVEL 2 - Yangon International Hotel Compound ,Dagon Tsp | P From 10:00 pm

The Beat Is Giving U The Best BEAT In Town | Nightlife Get ready to dance with the help of two top DJs. | RSVP : 09 762 761569. ? THE BEAT bar - Corner of Mahar Bandula St & Bo Myat Tun St, Botahtaung Tsp | P From 8:00 pm

Wines of Gerard Bertrand Dinner With The Warehouse |  Nightlife Union Bar will be paring their delectable five-course menu with four wines from the Réserve Spéciale range, followed by Chateau de Labaude V.S.O.P Bas Armagnac and Massenez Vieille Prune with their decadent chocolate fondant dessert. | RSVP: 09 250 355 064. ? Union Bar and Grill - 42 Strand Rd, Left corner of the Myanmar Red Cross Building, Botahtaung Tsp | P 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Dance Means / Feat : Jimmy & Chang | Activities Jimmy Ko Ko and Chang Fu Ken talk about the dance scene, and share experiences, beliefs and inspirations. No matter what style you are dancing or who you are, just come down. ? YGN Session Spot - Pyay Rd, Infront of Dagon Center 2, Sanchaung Tsp | P 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What’s On - may SATURDAY 19TH X- Boxing HOUSE PARTY | Nightlife Join the party with two guest singers: Moe Htet and Shwe Htoo. Book in advance to secure your tickets. | RSVP: 09 45826 1390. ? Hard Rock Cafe - 192, Unit 406, 4th floor, Myanmar Plaza, Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd, Yankin Tsp | P 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Indie night with Side Effect | Nightlife Authentic indie sounds and a rooftop view of Yangon. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. Bands: Side Effect, Sunrise 18, The Reasonablists, Tu and Sonn Boon. | RSVP: 01 578 101. ? 369 Rooftop Bar - 369, Laydaunkkan Road, near Thingangyun traffic light | P From 7:00 pm

AKA Bunnyface - Live at Union | Nightlife Drop by on the 19th May and catch the band’s authentic performances with twists to classic oldies alongside their original songs. Featuring musicians from the UK, Netherlands, and Ireland. Free entry. ? Union Bar & Grill - 42 Strand Road, Botataung Township| P 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Showcase: Latin Night Vo.3 | Nightlife Dance lessons & performances brought to you by Gisbert Igaya “Ghizzy”. ? YangonYangon - 339,Bo Gyoke Aung San Rd, Kyauktada Tsp | P From 7:30 pm

LUCID Season 2 | Nightlife Jonnie B from Thailand plays uplifting to energetic trance. For table reservations call 09780006699 / 09780009966. ? NYX Rooftop Club - 117, West Shwegondine Rd, Bahan Tsp | P From 10:00 pm

Guilty Pleasures | Nightlife Guilty Pleasures: A night where everyone is welcome, the vibe is just right, and the music is irresistible. Their music policy is anything from disco to house, and a healthy dash of guilty pleasures. Entry: 5,000 kyats. ? LEVEL 2 - Yangon International Hotel Compound ,Dagon Tsp | P From 10:00 pm

SUNDAY 20TH The Strand Singers Concert | Art & Stage Join ‘The Strand Singers’ as they present a selection of choir ensemble, duet, and solo pieces from musical theatre productions. A donation for entry is requested and profits raised will be donated to charity. Thank you to The River Gallery for hosting the event. ? River Gallery - Chindwin Chambers, 33/35, 37th & 38th St, Kyauktada Tsp | P 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Port Autonomy Pop up event at Yangon Zay | Shopping Join Port Autonomy for a lavish day at The Tea Factory on Sunday May 20, from 10am to 6pm. ? The Tea Factory - 2, Kanyeiktha St, Kabaaye Phayar Rd, Mayangone Tsp | P From 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday Roast & Pool By Rose Garden Hotel | Dining Serving three sharing roast choices on the menu with fish and vegetarian options, tapas style appetizers, luscious desserts, unlimited draft beer and soft drinks, kids’ corner, live music provided by local band LNR and usage of the swimming pool for $26.00 / 36,400 kyats net per person. | RSVP: 01 371 992. ? Rose Garden Hotel - 171, Upper Pansodan St, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Tsp | P 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

What’s On - may MONDAY 21ST Zumba for Kids | Sports The classes feature child-friendly routines, games and cultural exploration activities. All children between ages 6-13 welcome. | RSVP: 09 969 113841. ? York Yoga Corner - No.28, 4th floor, Boyar Nyunt St, Dagon Tsp | P 5:00 am - 6:00 am

Wine Upon A Time | Nightlife Ô’Thentic will bring you to France for one of its best selection. “Wine Upon A Time” is 25,000 kyats and only for 4 hours. ? Ô’Thentic Crêperie & Wine Bar - 45 Yaw Min Gyi St, Dagon Tsp | P 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

TUESDAY 22ND Brew Meet-Up | Activity Regular fortnightly meeting for members and prospective members. Come catch up, try the latest home brews and talk malt, hops, water and yeast! ? Burbrit Taproom - 74 Ma Naw Hari Street, Dagon Tsp | P From 7:00 pm

Drink Pink II | Nightlife Enjoy limited edition of Taittinger Rose and other pink specials of the night. Special drinks promotion available throughout the night. Free entry. ? Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge - 84, Pan Hlaing Rd, Sanchaung Tsp | P 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

WEDNESDAY 23RD Hip Hop & Trap Night | Nightlife Dishing out the freshest tracks with resident DJs there to please. Grab your friends, get some drinks and get #LIT. For table reservations, call 09258835885. ? PYRITE - No.37, Kabaraye Pagoda Rd, near Inya Lake Hotel | P From 10:00 pm

THURSDAY 24TH Wine Tasting Event | Nightlife The team is back with a brand new selection of fives wine (white and red) from several countries. Cost: 25,000 kyats, finger food is included. Send your name and NRC/Passeport register: uk ? British Embassy Club - 46 Gyo Byu Rd, Dagon Tsp | P 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Credit: The Manhattan Fish Market

Top Seafood Restaurants in Yangon BY MIN YE KYAW  Min Lann Rakhine Mote Tee & Seafood Min Lann is famous for its seafood and Rakhine fare—especially the noodle dish Rakhine Mote Tee. Choose your fish, lobster or shells from the counter: they will cook it as you order and serve it with green chilli sauce. There are many outlets of Min Lann Restaurant in Yangon and all are crowded till late into the night. Branch l - 16 Parami Road, Mayangone Township 097 311 2984, 097 303 6990 Branch ll - 77/C Shin Saw Pu Road, Opposite MEP, Sanchaung Township 01 510 285, 094 312 5152 Branch III - 116 Kyauk Myaung Rd, Tamwe Tsp (In front of Kyauk Myaung store) Tel: 094 305 6320, 094 210 1797 Branch lV - Inya Lake bank, Kamayut Township 0973118696, 09969910409 Branch V - 69 Waizayantar Road, Industrial Zone, South Okkalapa Township 0930170200, 09261451439 All branches open 9 am - 9/10 pm

 Golden Crab Golden Crab serves generous portions of fresh, delicious, and reasonably priced Thai seafood. They have a vast menu which offers various versions of different seafood, so you are spoiled for choice. A must go to for seafood lovers! 28 Ground floor, South Horse Race Course Road, Tamwe Township 09 731 39172 9 am - 10 pm

 Fish & Co. Myanmar Fish & Co. has got everyone hooked. This unique idea of ‘seafood in a pan’ started in Singapore 15 years ago and has now expanded throughout Southeast Asia. Fish & Co. offers fresh seafood along with signature sauces. 2B Parami Road, Mayangone Township 01 966 0952 11:30 am - 11 pm

 The Manhattan Fish Market This is a casual restaurant serving American-style seafood, prepared by the friendly staff. Their menu includes finger-licking Manhattan Fish’n’Chips and the divine tasting Manhattan Flaming Seafood Platter. Branch I - 44/45 Kannar Road, MMG Tower, Botahtaung Township 01375064 10 am - 11 pm Branch II - Level 3, Myanmar Plaza (HAGL Myanmar Centre), Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Township 9 am - 9 pm

 Pier 9 Myanmar’s first American’s authentic cajun, creole cuisine offers a “Down South” Cajun experience showcasing Louisiana style seafood fare. 3/A, 13 Taw Win Road, (near Ocean and Victoria Hospital), Mayangone Township 09 977 745455 11 am - 11 pm

 Eatfinity A new restaurant chain with a variety of dishes, including seafood choices such as lobsters and crabs. And the desserts are delicious. Branch I - 210 Bogyoke Road, Pazundaung Township 09 979 167985 11 am - 11 pm Branch II - 75 Latha Street (lower block), Latha Township 01 382335, 09 788 137060 11 am - 10 pm

 Seafood Paragon Seafood Paragon is waiting to serve you some great Thai seafood dishes. They serve giant king crabs, lobsters, octopuses, clams and several kinds of bivalve mollusks. 31A, Aung Zay Ya Road, Yankin Township 09 798 668445 11 am - 10 pm

Credit: Fish & Co. Myanmar

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Plant House

Near the Kachin Baptist Church in Sanchaung is The Plant House, a cute and reasonably priced café that has been kept busy since opening its doors a few months ago. In what is basically a converted living room, the owners have carpeted the floor with fake grass and decorated the sidewall with a slightly kitsch plastic ‘jungle flower’ wallpaper. Customers sit cross-legged on the floor at one of two tables, or on a long bench that runs past three tables, which sport flower pots. The entrance— also adorned in pots—has a small seating space too. The owners have even found space for a stand of local produce—May Myo drip coffee; essential oils; soy candles; Tree Food fruit snacks, and coffee scrub that promises to give your skin a much-needed caffeine boost. This relentless use of space is echoed in the clammy (but seemingly hygienic) kitchen, where frantic cooking invites a ‘we invited too many guests’ vibe. It also has a small adjoining toilet. The friendly team brings out complimentary herbal tea and offers a range of hot coffee (cuppa’ their signature is 1,000 kyats, Americano 2,200 kyats, espresso 1,500 kyats) and iced coffee (from 2,000-3,500 kyats). They also have noncaffeine drinks such as soda and tea (their signature tea is 2,000 kyats). The fact that the cafe is without Wi-Fi probably adds to its social and homely feel, and gives customers the focus to work their way through the economical menu. Toast spread with sugary delights such as Nutella and jam cost between 800-1,500 kyats (there’s also an intriguing apple mayo spread). Fruit bowls are 2,000 kyats and something more substantial is the Myanmar traditional fare—eggs, rice are about 1,200 kyats, noodle dishes are 2,000 kyats and the chickpea or chicken curries and khaw pote aren’t going to break the bank either. Address: Nyaung Tone St, Sanchaung Tsp, Yangon Opening hours: 9am-9pm, closed Mondays Telephone: 09 798 883355

They have good ambience for one to come and drink coffee or read a book. I liked their Tofu Nway. While leaving,... John S



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Marco’s Cellar I had been bemoaning the lack of a decent wine bar in downtown Yangon over the last year, so was thrilled to see Marco’s Cellar open in a heritage building on Merchant Road a couple of months ago. My first visit did not disappoint: Marco serves up a large variety of wines handpicked by a sommelier based in Singapore. To line the stomach, the menu boasts a good variety of fairly reliable and reasonably-priced western dishes. I would go back for the wine, and stay for the food. Marco’s wine list is vast. With bottles from around the world you’re likely to find some old favourites as well as something new to try. There’s only a handful available by the glass (around 7,000 kyats) so best to get a group of friends together if you want to try a couple of bottles. I started with the Cape Dreams Sauvignon Blanc—a crisp clear white wine that was perfectly refreshing for a sultry Yangon evening. The Huma Four Seasons Pinot Noir was rich and full bodied. I also sampled the Chateau Chapron Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, which was lighter than the pinot, but also scrumptious. The cheese plate made for a decent accompaniment. At 8,000 kyats, it’s reasonable for Yangon and had some tasty strong cheddar and blue cheese. The mozzarella and brie were, however, fairly tasteless. The bruschetta (3,500 kyats) was reassuringly standard – ripe juicy tomatoes atop a crispy crunchy baguette slice. It could have done with more garlic, good quality olive oil, and perhaps a little more fresh herbs. The truffle fries (3,500 kyats) were a bit cardboard-tasting but the punchy garlic mayo made up for that. For mains, the the baked fish fillet (9,000 kyats) was not overly fresh tasting but came with a good tomato and cheese topping. The oven roasted chicken (11,000 kyats) was served with a punchy wine sauce and herby roasted vegetables. The penne al funghi (8,500 kyats) was deliciously creamy. Marco’s should become a downtown go-to for wine lovers. The sophisticated environment, with a lot of the wine bottles on display, natural wooden tables and good lighting, is the perfect place to peruse the impressive wine list and indulge in a tipple. The food is reasonably priced and reasonablyflavoured—perhaps not a reason to visit in itself but good enough to turn an aperitif into a supper into a postprandial. Address: No. 499, Merchant Road, Yangon Opening Hours: 11am-11pm Phone: 09 789 499777



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Now showing in Yangon cinemas from 18th to 24th May 2018. DEADPOOL 2 Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool. It is the eleventh installment in the X-Men film series and a sequel to the 2016 film Deadpool. In the film, Deadpool forms the team X-Force to protect a young mutant from Cable. Mingalar Cinema 2(Dagon Centre (II), Nay Pyi Daw, Mingalar Sanpya Cineplex, Mingalar Cineplex (Gamone Pwint)

MYSTERY OF BURMA Mystery of Burma is Burmese Action movie directed by Arkar with Stars : Nine Nine, Ah Moon, Joe Moreira and Naw Aung. The Plot follows the man who is going to solve the mystery of his parents death and all of the treasures they belonged went missing. Shae Saung Cinema, Mingalar Cineplex (Gamone Pwint)

A QUIET PLACE A Quiet Place is a 2018 American horror film directed by John Krasinski,

who stars alongside his real-life spouse Emily Blunt. In A Quiet Place, a family must live life in silence while hiding from creatures which hunt exclusively by sound. Nay Pyi Daw, Shae Saung Cinema

AVENGERS : INFINITY WAR Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. In Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from amassing the allpowerful Infinity Stones. Nay Pyi Daw

PHOE SHAKE Phoe Shake is a Burmese Comedy Movie directed by Nay Paing with Stars: Myint Myat and Thinzar Nwel Win. Thamada Cinema, Thwin, Mingalar, Mingalar Sanpya Cineplex, Mingalar Cineplex (Gamone Pwint)

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